Editor at Lookout Games
That makes sense. I got stage and phase confused. Thanks, for clearing it up.
No wonder: stages aren't called stages in the rulebook, but game phases (at least in German). I was also very confused the first time I read the rules. Also, during playtests Uwe made the mistake to say "phase 1" instead of "phase 2" and for some time I've played that you first adjust the resource fields and then replenish them.