[Public Test] Hopefully honest semi-newbie feedback
Brief Background: So I last played Space Engineers seriously back around the planets update (1.108), so I spent most of this test exploring the "Learning to Survive" Scenario.
I did later also briefly try the Earth survival progression start; but honestly found it too difficult to be fun. In particular it appeared to be next to impossible to find/mine ice in the desert biome I was dropped in.
While liking the "Learning to Survive" Scenario a lot, I think it need some more work to make it friendlier for true newbies; I ended up using my "pre-planets" knowledge a lot to make progress. Here are some specifics suggestions:
1. Have way to re-show/review Good.bot quest instructions on demand; sometimes I would forget what it was trying to get me to do (or more likely I misunderstood it.) Maybe add them to the bot chat history or have a "Quest" log
2. It's hard to find all the quests and reach the end; maybe set a GPS or special beacon text on whatever task you should "ideally" being doing next?
3. It's not always clear as to when you've completed a quest; or if you've found all the quests on an island, again maybe changing the colors of the lights or texts on beacons would help. Maybe also put the "islands" a bit closer or leverage GPS more.
4. I was unable to get all the way to end, because I think eventually both Good.bot and I got confused what was left to do. Some sort of quest numbering/order and/or summary status info would have greatly helped. Got pretty far though.
5. Finally, Exiting the pilot seat on the large ship would often put me outside the craft. Probably not what is intended.
Will probably try the "Learning to Survive" Scenario again sometime -seeing what's in it through the Visual Scripting editor I'd really like to reach the finale eventually!
Hope it helps,
P.S. One the main reasons I dropped out around planets is that was when the engine source code stopped being updated on GitHub... I really liked having a debug build to find/solve issues/crashes. However SE does seems to be a lot more stable now.