This isn't the only spot where the game bumps you out of a HOS without the necessary items and won't let you go back in. At this point (near the beginning) I too had to start over with a new profile. Then over halfway through it happened again. Didn't start over that time! Too frustrating. Otherwise, the game was fun and as Rosaboobie said, "has the makings of a good game." It does certainly need some TLC from the devs, however.

Barb