Someone on Reddit posted a couple of videos of how he played Stonehearth for the first time and it perfectly shows what problems new players encounter. It’s nice to look at how he figures out the most basic stuff we all already know for years, but it also shows that this game really needs a tutorial overhaul. Shortly after the tutorial endet, he was completely lost and didn’t know what to do. Sure, there are players who are willing to spend their time pocking around and see what happens, but there are surely quite a lot players who might feel not so explorative and quit the game frustrated.
I think the developers can learn a lot from videos like this and see where they can guide the player better so they don’t feel lost so early.