They did an update last week and it is slightly better.
Their updater must be pretty stealth because I didn't see it do anything.
I experienced a "show stopper" bug that required me to go scour forums.
So if you go into the 'Universe Exploration' mode, you go to a terminal in the space station to request your ship be delivered to a landing pad.
Either due to the update or due to me messing with my ship configuration, I would go through the airlock out to get in the ship and the doors would already be open yet there would be no way for me to get in.
The patch notes for the game update had a running solution it seems. You delete your game user folder manually.
Now I have AAA games where I have had to edit config files or clear cached data manually. This game is alpha. But this is a huge barrier for their success.
Anyway the real problem is the "hitching". Like you're walking along and then you just get a slideshow for a few seconds then it is fast again.
It clearly 100% due to network traffic. I think they are trying to handle collisions server side and whatever this "Amazon Lumberyard" shit is I wouldn't touch it with the CIA's dick.
So aside from that, getting in the ship and flying around is cool. I found a damaged/empty space station. I "landed" on it [but I didn't actually land, I just matched the stations velocity perfectly and had my ship hovering like a meter off a deck]
I went EVA and with the help of the local chat found there was a broken window you could go in.
Inside I was listening to some guy's voicemails and then I saw another ship outside. He was shooting at my ship, but didn't destroy it [I don't think?]
He came in, or another person came in. I couldn't tell if it was the same guy who had just shot at my ship. Even if it wasn't destroyed it was now floating off away from the space station and spinning slightly.
I had a sniper rifle and a pistol, but I couldn't tell if this was the guy who shot my ship, so I followed him out and actually snuck onto his ship while he was loading a big ass crate. He didn't do anything overtly hostile so I just left, then did an EVA back to my ship.
Anyway while I was getting onboard the ship, it was spinning a bit and I was trying to match it with the suit and go through the hatch, and I died.
I don't know if the guy shot me, or if I collided with the ship or what and broke my neck.
It's a really cool sandbox, looks slick, and when they get the netcode sorted out it's going to be great.
Also I figured out how to remap the missile buttons.