So, just playing on the Atlas official server. Pretty neat! Pulled in a few crates and feeling pretty good. Landed on an island. Well, a heatwave happened and the game crashed. Ok, cool. Well I restart and get greeted with a "you died!" message. Meaning I lost all the stuff I had, my raft, and now have to respawn at my my bed where I can't build a new ship or a freehold and waste an hour or more traveling back.
In no way I think this is needlessly punishing or pointless and definitely makes the game far more fun. Paying $30 for work and frustration is a great deal, a great deal.