Greetings!

I am the World's Most Stupid Player. At least, that's how I feel right now. I am so completely clueless that I can't even accomplish the first task while running the game in its easiest mode. Please help me figure this out.

faction: United Earth
planet: Earthlike
instruction: Tell the rover to begin harvesting.

I could give a long, detailed, blow-by-blow account of the problems I encountered, or I can summarise. I suspect y'all would prefer I summarise. Please correct me if I'm stupid enough to get that wrong, too.

I'm doing what the game wants me to do, insofar as I can figure out what that is. I use the rover to build a resource depot exactly next to an Ore Deposit. I tell the rover to start harvesting. It complains that there's no resource depot. I begin ripping out my hair in frustration.

At this point, I'm ready to enter a Vin Diesel lookalike contest. And all I want to do is the first thing the tutorial text tells me to do. I don't even know what the second thing is yet. That's how bad this is.

Please help!

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Slightly-longer-but-still-not-detailed-blow-by-blow version:

The instructions never mentioned a resource depot. Eventually, I figured out that I had to build one before I could harvest anything.
Eventually, I also figured out that I can't just build the resource depot. I have to get the rover to build it.
And although I had it in my head that I could accomplish this task at a Gold Deposit (since that's gold ore), I eventually figured out that I needed to be at an Ore Deposit. Go figure.
Eventually, I figured out that the resource depot needs to be exactly next to the Ore Deposit.
One time, quite by accident, I actually managed to use the rover to build a resource depot and begin harvesting!!

One time.
One.