I've played a bunch of this single player since the 1.3 update came out and it is a lot of fun. Anyone game for some multiplayer? We can either just mp directly or if there is enough interest, I could see about hosting mp on the MC server.
I haven't played in about a year but I used to host a server on my home server for about 8 work friends. If you guys are Interested I can throw one up. I'm on vacation until the 3rd of Sept but when I get back I'd be happy to get one up and running.
I hear ya. You keep buffing the character, though, and can mostly ignore the biome stuff. I didn't do anything special trying to preserve biomes and still beat the game, so that is only something that you can choose to worry about. Anyhow, take a break, but it really is worth returning to it, eventually.