Some quick tips without too much spoilers 1) Take some time exploring the crafting menu. If you don't know what something does and the desc doesn't help, build it and test it out. 2) Don't expect to live very long until you know what kind of plan you need to make. 3) Don't waste anytime (especially at the start of the game) most of your deaths will occur because you ran out of time before you accomplished this or that. 4) Remember that building something is a separate step than placing it. 5) No matter how annoying/deadly/difficult/scary some aspect of the game is, there is a way to use it to your advantage... you just have to figure out how.