Does it have Issues, yes, it's an Early Access game!
We paid to have a constant access playable copy and to be able to have our opinions heard, we are helping them set this puppy up!
Gameplay is, dispite the Tutorial reel, a "good Luck!" thing. With the game randomly choosing to do things like give all sldiers no bullets, and never spawning any Sulfer nodes, you have to rely upon the grace of the home land for your ammo.
And I'm ok with it, if it would give you something for everything it took...
It's brutal, your going to lose a good bit until you find what works, and then you'll delay the inevitable rise of a new thorne. The Colonist AI is dumb, not in that "ha ha, your an idiot" way either. I've lost Colonies to starvation when I had scads of food, I've started the game under attack by ten raider groups and fifteen fishmen! WHen you loose a Overseer the people are just useless gobs that wander until they get cut down by a bandit, a fishman, or a cultist...
And mind you, I like this game, however I'm not going to sugar coat it, this is not a casual game, if you click wrong or misplan once, there is no take backs. Miss an option and it is gone forever. I won't say that is part of the apeal of it, because it's not. I like the quirkieness of the setting, the trail and error aspect, and the emphisis on groups over individuals.
I do not like the raider rushes, the missing gear every game, thje predictable cult formation five minutes after game start, and the cultists always taregt overseers first. With no undo option you will make mistakes you must just accept, which is kind of anoying, why bother with Pause based build it yourself styled building if once you click a location there is no way to undo the mistakes (just as if you diod it without pausing.)
But again, you have to accept that your going to get this kind of thing in an Early Access game. They offered us Research and other cool toys down the road, and I cannot wait for it. I paid because I want to help them make this game better, so I and others can enjoy it. I paid because I belive in that kooky colonial dream, and I want to ride this crazy train where-ever it may go!
So rather than pout because it's not perfect, put on your big kid underoos, and grab your gear, it's Colonial time!
Tell the devs the issues and thell try to solve it, or explain why it's an inteded effect rather than a seemingly random thing.