Hi everyone. I just downloaded and started playing the game a few minutes ago. Just to give some context on my experience I'll say that I am late-middle aged person that tends to be a bit slower and honestly not fantastic at playing games developing/recognizing strategies. My favorite game of all time is Rimworld, and I've always wanted to play Dwarf Fortress but couldn't get past the graphics. Naturally, this game looked to be right up my alley.
I'm real interested in seeing this game go through the stages of it's roadmap. I have to say that I am pretty happy with the graphics. There is clearly room for stuff to be added but worlds don't look barren or cluttered. The menus seem straight forward enough that I should be able to get the hang of them.
I think the thing I am missing most is a general dwarf screen that tells me who is doing what, and what their health state and job is, unless I just overlooked that. I know that this game isn't Rimworld, and it's really early and of course missing a bunch of features, I'm just saying this is what I wish for the most at the moment.
I've successfully marked out a room to be mined, but only one dwarf is actually working on the selected area even though there is room for more than one dwarf and I have more that one miner. I've put a few fields and they have tilled them, but even though I selected tomato as a crop and I know that one dwarf is hauling around some seeds they don't seem to be planting anything. I don't know if the crops are seasonal or if I'm missing something obvious.
I have a feeling I'll be a pretty awful colony manager without tooltips or a tutorial. I already feel sorry for my dwarves.