It seems right now that trading/commerce isn't existing in the game, tribes will have access to every item, tool or resource within a few hours of launch and if that's the case what would traders have to trade with? Not to mention the fact that there is absolutely no reason to pay the trader as you might as well just kill him and take his stuff (I'm not saying I dislike the full loot system).
I know that when the junk piles begins to fade trade will be more important, but can soloists wait for this? The junk piles wont be gone in a week or so and even if they did the tribes would have so much stuff that they wouldn't really need anything, anyone else could supply for them, not to mention that the soloists doesn't have anything to trade to the tribes to get a few tools, bins, weapons or what ever they might need.
Seeing this, one might say “well join a tribe then”, yea but does that mean the only interaction we have with outsiders (other tribes) is when we go for some pvp? Seeing tribes would have even less reason to trade with other tribes than the soloist.
I hope I don't have to start the game come launch day by exploiting (yes it is exploiting) the character creator system to get all the tools possible, drop them in a bin in my homestead and then just solo play not interacting with anyone else.
I don't know how to even start to fix this or even if it should be fixed (maybe take a look at the combat system first )
Am I the only one who would love to start a trading outpost (or something similar) that actually finds this a bit problematic?