I know I’m not the first to notice this, but it should be said again that the latest decrease in resource spawn rate is bad bad bad.
Unless you are the first handful of people on a new server you won’t be finding anything except bears, wolves, and zombies. All of which are not fun to kill with a rock.
So the game has basically been put on super hardcore mode, to the point where you will most likely starve to death as a new player.
TLDR; Fix resource node spawn rate!