Hi Starganderfish. I hope I can answer all your question in this post. If you still have questions feel free to ask ofcourse
Currently there are only 2 quests in the game. Your godpower should refill faster as your civilization grows. I can be used in many ways. Either to save your Nuggets are destroy them. You can do with it as you like. It is there to give the player a more involving experience (Atleast that is my opinion).
The best way to manage your nuggets dying is the following (how I do it): If a nugget dies you can get rid of the "plague" by using the godpower to heal stuff. It actually makes the "plague" go away. So if a nugget has died in a very crowdy spot, you can use the godpower to get rid of the risk of nuggets getting infected. You can also heal Nuggets who are infected or have something broken if you have some spare GP. With the "plagues" gone, you can let your gravedigger do its work without having to worry. The red circle is indeed a negative influence radius on the happiness of Nuggets, so make sure you put the graveyard somewhere on the outside.
Yes currently the oceans are the only source of water, however the oceans will get refilled from rainy clouds, so you should have plenty of water available to you.
As of now, wood and stone dont respawn. I dont know if they will in the future. The stone mine and sawmill however are more efficient with the resources. You can get more resources out of them, when you use them. You can check the UI on the stone mine and iron mine to see how much stone and iron you have available at that spot.
I have no knowledge whether the tech tree will be redesigned. Right know you unlock stuff represting their time and as you manage to get further you can unlock new stuff. You dont need specific research to get stuff. You just unlock them all, but in time tiers
I can only say, that those stuff will be less of a priority
They take up a lot of space in order for future upgrades. You can build over the stone huts the nugget make for themselves. The stone huts will be destroyed and build somewhere else.
I expect this will be looked into in the future. Right now the main goal is to get a game with all the features we want. Tweaking and redesigning will be less of a priority, unless it is absolutely necessary.
Thx for the kind words. We hope we can keep up the expectations. Again if you have any questions regarding my answer, feel free to ask them. You can also tag me in discord. Username is Bonniecool. I am Crytivo QA