Will be blunt,
Game will never be ‘finished’, as will a lot of games with similar design aspirations such as No Man’s Sky.
Yes, there are bugs, yes some long standing, yes some very detrimental on some play style or modes.
The reality is, we’ve come to a new age in game design and life cycles, where the more open world and non narrative a game is, giving players more ability to act on their own objectives through their own methods, we’ll have bugs, exploits, things we don’t like implemented as mechanics. And I’ll take that, I’ll take it any day of the week over a return to railroad narrative, largely closed world, maybe 200 hours or so of play time interest games (With crap NEET dominated PvP tossed in).
Open world sandbox design, especially in the survival genre, is very new, experimental, and immature. Developers are continually striving to develop new technologies and approaches that deliver on the promise of it.
When you call it a ‘Beta’ and imply the development team is not involved in one of many commercial and technology experiments in game design and evolution, and that players have a role in that which requires some patience (Yes, that may mean dealing with a bug for a year), you can’t be taken seriously.
I’ve bought this game twice, on PS4 and PC, along with DLC and also hosted servers on G-Portal. Been playing it since alpha, and launch. Have seen the last year plus bring wonderful content, bug fixes, and new players. And yes also a few setbacks at times. But I’ve never felt lied to, never felt I wasn’t delivered the best product Funcom could put out the door. And I for sure never felt I was sold a lemon.
Basically, no, calling it a Beta and demanding it be made to appeal to your want to make it Fortnite with sword and sandals, or some PvP focused already a hundred plus in the market clones for clan bros, is ridiculous levels of entitlement. There is this thing, called YouTube with plenty of video reviews that have shown CE warts and all. Steam has a two hour return policy. So when you take to the forums here to mud toss ‘I was sold a beta’, you’re really saying ‘I couldn’t bother to take 20 minutes to research the game, and even with two hours of play time I couldn’t decide if I like it.’
INB4, ‘But these things are much deeper into the game than 2 hours.’ No, stop, just stop. This game is built on a brilliantly basic gameplay premise, and has a lot of content to take in, i.e., you still are acting entitled. If you played this game for two hours, critically, you’d come away with a clear idea of is it for you. You’d see there is always more than one way to get around a bug issue also.