[Bug] Hearthlings compete for hauling/construction jobs

Hearthlings seem to try doing the same job and abort halfway there if someone else does it before them.

Steps to reproduce:

  1. With 20+ Hearthlings, issue a building.

Expected Results:
Hearthlings should pick up resources, place them, move on.

Actual Results:

  • Hearthlings pick up resources.
  • One hearthling finishes his current task (e.g. laying out floor tiles).
  • One or more other hearthlings suddenly stop in their tracks halfway to the construction site, and return their resources to the closest stockpile or just remain idling where they are.

The most obvious case occurred while reporting the “stuck on battlements” bug. A single hunk of stone has left on the roof after I had rescued the hearthlings with a ladder. Two hearthlings ran up the ladder, running towards the stone. Once the faster one had picked up the resource, the other one remained idling on the roof for some seconds, before leaving the roof without doing anything.

The behaviour is inconsistent; At other times a building won’t get finished, because one of the hearthlings got stuck on the way (e.g. when stuck on the roof of another building) and construction will be continued only when the hearthling gets unstuck.

Attachments: None.

Version Number and Mods in use:

  • release-698 (x64).
  • No mods.

System Information:
Windows 10 Professional (64 bit)
NVidia GT640M, Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E540