I watched the pre-alpha gameplay trailer, and the game looks great, as to be expected. I noticed that in real gameplay you would end up spending a large portion of time just waiting for sapiens to gather items and rocks, and was wondering if maybe there could be a toggle/button that would speed up time when held. (This would also speed up the day/night cycle, etc)
If you believe it unbalances the game, feel free to also add a cooldown in-between uses.
If you don’t want to add this feature at all, perhaps a coffee tree which grows very sparsely, but the sapiens can roast and dilute the beans in water, ultimately making coffee which speeds up actions.