Better stock up while you still can, haha...
I'm also a player on a set schedule, I can see the reasoning for it as painful as it will be. I can tell the devs want many parts of the game to be competitive. Personally I'd like to see a very scarce amount of nodes happening still. Extraordinarily rare, but it would help those of us on a schedule lockout to still chance at getting a few on the off days.
Hi! New here, I'm really enjoying the game so far. I'm also one of those weird people who likes grinding, it's relaxing. :) Anyway, based on 20 hours of playing I'd like to offer the following feedback/suggestions:
Combine the Build and Craft menus - maybe I'm just clumsy, but I'm finding that I constantly have to switch back and forth all the time and I start to get confused. If not combine them, then perhaps make them graphically different (like different colored backgrounds?) so I can instantly recognize my menus without having to sort through text. I suspect it'll become more familiar as time goes on, but for a new player trying to navigate an already challenging game this quality of life feature would make things a little more comfortable.
Moving small objects around dominium - I saw this suggested elsewhere, and I wholeheartedly agree we should be able to move small objects like baskets and sleeping mats around.
Salvage after demolition - when I'm tearing apart something in real life, I make a huge effort to salvage as many parts as I can. Surely I could save a handful of planks or bricks from a structure in game, too. Maybe that could be a whole new skill! Salvage skill, lets you keep more of the original items as you level it, or the higher level materials that were used to make it.
Dominium Vacation Mode - It's not uncommon for me to go on vacations lasting two or more weeks in the wilderness, or at the very least without a source of internet. I'm sure I'm not the only one who runs into a situation where we don't have internet for an extended period of time. I'd be comfortable with this feature being a Cash Shop purchase, but I really want a way to extend the life of my dominium for longer (1 week extra, 2 weeks extra, etc.) without having to log in, so I can save my hard work when I'm off the grid for a while.
Stacking Complications - I'm sure it's probably on the to-do list, but the problems with stacks of items in the inventory are a little annoying. I end up with several partial stacks of items that I have to combine myself constantly, or that the game pulls items from the ... first? stack of the item in the inventory, not the smallest sized one.
Edit: Mount Marker Right almost forgot! A marker for your last activated mount would be extremely helpful. Much like the marker pointing back to your dominium, this one would point to the mount that you last used so you don't accidentally lose track of it!
All in all though, I'm really enjoying my time in the game and you developers are doing a wonderful job. :) Thanks for making exactly what I needed in my life!