A friend and I put about 16 hours of play in the game between Friday and Saturday, trying to gather up the gold for a Galleon. Friday night, after a long night of sailing I died and had to respawn back at my base about an hour and a half away from my schooner because the bed on the schooner decided to randomly stop working. This has happened a few times and caused me to lose a few ships over the course of the game, but it wasn't TOO BIG of a deal when the schooner didn't require gold to build.
Saturday night, my friend and I sailed all the way back out to where the schooner was (since we couldn't just simply fast travel to it) just to find that it's location on the map was incorrect. About an hour later we managed to track it down and reclaim it. We picked up where we left off the night before, collecting treasure from multiple maps and over the course of a few hours, racked up about 30K. On the long way home, we crossed a server and got kicked from the game. In a split second, we lost the 5K schooner and the 30K gold on board. We spent an hour or so travelling back to the ships last know location, but we could not find it.
All that time, effort, resources, and gold is just wasted, in a split second, through no fault of our own. I understand that the game is early access, BUT WHY ARE YOU ADDING PAY WALLS TO BUILD THE SHIPS WHEN SIMPLE THINGS LIKE BEDS, RESPAWNS, MAPS, AND TRAVELLING FROM ONE SERVER TO THE NEXT DO NOT WORK CORRECTLY. Devs, fix the base game FIRST, BEFORE you add a bunch of crazy stipulations to ship building.
Who am I paying this gold to anyways??? I am the one gathering the resources, I am the one that built the shipyard, I am the one that's crafting the decks and planks, and I am the one that's putting it all together... SO WHY AM I PAYING GOLD FOR THAT!?!?!?
I'm not going to keep playing a game that's in an unplayable state.