So I'll start with the news and how I see the game developing so far.
The update cleaned up a few issues, which is great I must say, the graphical level somewhat improved or that may be me not playing the game for a month because I was busy.
I like the icons on notifications now, I know what they represent so it's easy to decide to skip or read.
I like how I can check a Nugget to see if they are my faithful minions or not.
I experimented and it's easier to impress the Nuggets than before, that's a good thing.
My first use of lightning kinda surprised me, but it also scared the hell out of my Nuggets.
I can clearly see some buildings went with some major overhauls, that's very nice actually, I haven't built all that many so I don't know the scope of the improvements but so far so good.
I'm yet to enjoy punishing Nuggets so I'll put that off for later.
Unfortunately this is where the praises end.
Despite many posts the research is still an inconsistent pile of rubble, it's even more chaotic now than it ever was.
Dependent research is placed early in the tree while it's requirement is deep in the forest, normally if you have a requirement for something you put the dependencies behind it not before it.
It surprises me that algorithm makers don't see it. You guys are programmers and you use Algorithms in your game yet you do not make a convenient way of presenting Dependencies and Requirements.
Since you insist on doing the research despite my concerns and many posts about this with which many people posting here do agree, at the very least you could make sure the research tab is consistent, the placement is convenient with requirements AFTER the Dependencies, and sorted properly with divisions instead of everything depends on everything else.
Dividing research tabs gives more flexibility and allows focusing on specific tasks instead of chasing after food research while abandoning clean water supply.
Water and food supplies are equally important so I don't see why fishing which was historically developed AFTER hunting because it requires more advanced tools should be before Fishing and fishing should be a hunting dependency.
Fire> Hunting >Fishing>Eatery>upgrades
As I already explained this several times, there needs to be more divisions, less dependencies, consistent requirement Followed by dependencies and more focused work.
Currently there's total chaos in the research tab and this is a huge problem.
You also extended the research timers which is not a good thing.
Saving games is still bugged, although a reinstall of the game does fix it for some reason.
Some of the graphic options still require a game restart, if you do not want to focus on that how about making an external setup for graphics adjustment so people don't need to run the game twice just to adjust their graphics setup, most games allow anisotropy settings to be changed without restarting the game. I honestly don't remember a game that required me to do that last time.