Oh, you do have the liberties *points to steam chat*. You're always so jumpy & excited when you get new bits of information heh.
I always keep breaking those useless scenic hedges when using my sickle & rake that it just goes 'poof'. It was there, now it's gone, that I wish it left something behind. And nice on the sticks & stones. I do hope the stones are unique though because you can simply get that by pickaxing under ground level + the sticks from using an axe to slice up the logs. I guess there'd be variety of ways to acquire them, or that I'd have to trust Red51 that he has a 'unique' way of doing such.
I also love how you have to now get primitive tools because that's where the fun is at. That's what made Minecraft vanilla fun, and that's what shall make Rising World fun. I'll still keep my 'Poi!' world, but I'll experiment using new worlds, or something. That feeling is the best when you work your way up from scratch, and why Euro Truck Simulator 2, Silent Hunter 3, and all those 'simulation', yet RPG type games work best Flight Simulator missed out by just being a 'simulator' that's there, yet the other games get it. The progression. The journey is what makes it fun.
I'm glad you say that about plants & plant fibers because I strongly suggested Papyrus to help make boats, yet could also be used for maps & every day life type things. Just as useful as wood & cloth. Gathering fibers from grass & plants is a neat idea. The more properly complex this is the more me & my friend 'Nas (Nighthawk, in my images) shall experiment with this. We however need time to still settle in by having a proper building heh. I'm so glad Red51 is updating this nicely. A drying rack for meats is also something I can support, as well as a smoker to smoke meat to preserve them longer, or to give them an alternate appearance to play with. Smokers would work best to preserve meat when stuck in cooler biomes when you're struggling with food.
I'm also up for that grass idea. The one with the hand vs the scythe & sickle part. It brings a new interesting & necessary spin to the world.