You start this game like any other RTS, with an extensive tutorial level. I highly suggest you listen to what it is they are trying to get across to you. Everything is connected. You have to take care of everyone or no one will survive. Even something as simple as farming isn't so simple. You have to set up farming for so many different resources that you may find it a little overwhelming at first. Even as monumental as it initially seemed, there is a very simple, logical order to all that is happening. Do not let the vast choices throw you.