Yes, yes, I know we just got Alpha 21, but for now, I think we need to finish what crafters there already are.
The Engingeer, Shephard and Herbalist all are lacking in some recipes, but the biggest flaws are the Farmers and Weavers; They have many levels that say (Not implemented yet), so finishing off them would be quite good to add more gameplay aspects.
Let’s start with the basics…More recipes.
For the Weaver I already suggested Baskets out of Silkweed and some Wood and they hold a bit more than the crates (12 and 36, not TOO much better), but it’s mostly for Reyya’s Children to have stuff that looks more likely to have around than Stone Chests and Crates like the Ascendancy is more likely to have.
The Herbalist could have some more healing potential, IE; “Cure-All” or “Antidote” for what the Undead enemies give to you. Smelling Salts to get Hearthlings out of Knock-Out status faster, and even a “Field Kit” so they can heal Hearthlings on the go with the medicine they craft. Think of it as an Off-Hand item they can have like a Shield or a Quiver for the Archer. That way we can have more active Herbalists. The medicine would still not be as effective as a Cleric’s healing/the Herbalist won’t fight or have any armour boosts, but it’d be some more use to them and may fix their behavior.
The Engineer overall needs more traps/turrets/etc. Maybe a “Spiked Gate and Wench” so you can have gates opened but be a 6 or 8 wide entrance to walls/castles and it can close to keep monsters out more. Boiling Oil sounds too gruesome, but what about the simple “Murder holes” for the Archers to shoot through with walls? An option for that/a “Window” block would suffice.
For the Farmer doing random effects with the crops they harvest, it could be from this list;
- The food shimmers gold and won’t rot (If it can rot anyway)
- Bonus harvest amount.
- Adds a random effect when cooked with.
Also…Why can’t they make berry bushes or make Miniature Apples? That’d give the Cook some more areas of interest with cooking too. Apple Pie, (Pumpkin Pie), Berry Pie, Apple Muffin, Cakes, Baked Apple with Berry Glaze, etc.
The Shephard’s abilities seem too small in number, and since they’re always outside of the walls/town, why not Sheep Dogs at level 1 or 2? For the Ascendancy they’d look like Collies/Retrievers and Rayya’s Children would have them look like Pointers and Dingos.