Up to this point the game is going the right way.
One thing I do not like is the fact that I need to create a town to have access to a ressource. This does not feel right to me. If we find a gold mine why can't we just send a few gold hunters with tents mine the thing? Yeah they are more vulnerable but it's part of the risk.
I remember when I played Wacraft and we sent peasants to mine gold and you could end up having the two factions mining the same place. It made the game interesting. Having to bild a town seems a bit like an overkill.
There should be a way to build something other than a town to get access to some ofthe ressources. Maybe some need a town to be able to tap them but a mine should not.... My two cents