This game was a dream. A fine product in the making with aspirations for greatness. We, the ones who bought in early in development, had further dreams of playing this complex and (even in early stages) fun game.
Then it started. Features began to be stripped off the list due to engine limitations (I might add that other early access games have successfully carried out full-engine ports when the limitations of the initial engine became apparent and at no additional expense to the existing financial backers...). The dreams and promises slowly turned to ash in our mouths as this unfinished and limited product got promoted out of beta (some having suggested just in time for sales to boast visibility...).
I gave up on this product completely. I wouldn't have thought about it again had I not accidentally clicked into it's forum (I was aiming for Starbound). "What do you want from Star Drive 2?"
In summary this product is a promise. It is a shadow of what it could have been and it is well-and-truly abandoned; as even IF the developers take the time to add an additional patch simply to avoid it being permanently labeled 'abandonware' my confidence in the devs doing anything to address any additional bugs (least of all those that are likely to be added into the game by a half-arsed, smoke-and-mirrors patch) is nil.
A grave disappointment all round and I truly wish the best for any whom buy into this product (or other products) as I feel burned by this developer and wouldn't wish that upon them.