Looks awesome, but RPGs really aren't games you can play in development.
They kind of need to be finished in order to enjoy them.
I share your sentiment here. I am 100% waiting to play this one until it is finished myself. That said it's quite far along and IMHO looking excellent. I had been following it before it was released into Early Access and picked up a copy on launch day to support the development. Fans of the original pre-Bethesda isometric Fallout I can't see disliking this one in all honesty. So I threw my money in to help support it's remaining development being a fan myself. Ofcourse one should always be cautious about what developments to support, this one's at least worth taking a harder look at before deciding on supporting or not.
Where's the supporter DLC that's on Steam?
I really hate it when games that aren't even fully released yet have DLC (paid or otherwise).
I will agree with you on this point. With the exception of "Supporter DLC" typically this is just a way for fans to provide more support and as a thanks you get some minor things in game. Or major maybe if the donation is major. Similar to how kickstarer rewards work. I purchased the support pack for SCUM for example to further support the development. My gains for doing so are a different color light at the base of my players neck where a socket looking thing is (if you know the game you know and if not nothing to worry about, point is it is cosmetic). Also as you play as a prisoner I gained a "prison pocket". It's what you think it is lol Essentially in this survival game you have to find time and hopefully a safe spot to defecate. Upon starting a new game or on my 1st life after death, when I need to defecate my player will do so and I will gain a random item. Which is often not that helpful, though once it was a Desert Eagle. I leave the logistics of that to your imagination though ;) lol
On the other hand when a game is sold in a state where it is still developing, and then traditional DLC is sold I am appealed. Studio Wildcard did this while ARK was being developed. They ran into legal problems due to contracts from previous jobs developers had. They lost a lawsuit and the DLC launched was to recuperate that loss. That's damn dishonest and scummy IMO. They did some other shady things during development though and then released a janky, half polished, unfinished mess. This type of behavior should get buried along with studios that behave in this manner. But seeing as people still ine up to buit the next CoD clone year after year, I doubt we have seen the last of it by far.