Hard going at the start? Tell me about it. I’ve only just (I think) got the hang of it enough to be able to get to the game end without cheating. If you want to have an easier go of it, I’ve prepared an ‘easy start’ save file with lots of craft recipes known and a stone still fired up and busy distilling.
It’s a legit file, so technically nothing you couldn’t have done yourself.
To get started with it you will first need the Save/Load from file mod.
See the mod page.
Next you will need the save file data. Right-click the following link and ‘Save as’ EasyStart.json
Start Wayward, then click ‘Options’, then install the mod file, then load the save file.