I’ve only been playing 2 days and this is what my immediate thoughts and problems were from a gameplay standpoint:
Map needs to be larger and more resource spawning. Just simply isn’t enough room for every one. I’m shoved next to maniacs with semi-auto weapons who kill me on sight. My rock isn’t going to pose any threat to them.
More vegetation/props. Not enough cover to hide from those maniacs. Not like I can go prone in the grass. Low draw distance for these objects makes me a target from a couple hundred yards away.
A server wipe is suggested given that there was a duping exploit, a wall glitch allowing along with a wall destroying bug (a lot of established settlements have now been ruined and abandoned) have benefited only a few, and established people monopolizing the small areas available. If you’re working on start-game materials now, devs, you may wanna do this anyway to test the balance of these changes.
A slightly higher timer before shanty shacks disappear. I’ve logged back on twice now in the same day to find my shack gone before I could finish one regular wood room.
You need 20 cloth just for a sleeping bag. That’s about 6 pigs, 4 deer, 3 bears if I can find them before getting gunned down/mauled randomly. 10 cloth would probably be more reasonable.
I expect the game to be hard, but for a solo newb just now coming in… it’s impossible. The above mentions along with NPCs being able to hit me through walls I can’t find even a moment to get anywhere in the game.