[Con] [A7] No events triggering (caravans, new villagers, etc.)

Similar landscape; however I"m in the middle of the map. Here is a screenshot:

However, you continued from an previous non r144 save and had at least 2 red walls of death in the first few minutes of your video. Your error could be entirely unrelated.

In fact, the very nature of your error would indicate that it was caused by the 134 save. It has pathfinder written all over it.

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How do you do that??

I have started many games on levels that were not the lowest level and it did not affect senario frequency. However I pretty much always start near the center.

For sure, that is why I put that disclaimer, but still want to post just in case it is related

Just load your game, it’ll either work or blow up on you and crash your game, plus can give you unexpected errors


The level at which he was built isn’t the issue here.

I may be wrong, as I am by no means an expert - but enemies are spawned at the edge of your visibility +/- 80 as long as there is an AI path to your settlement.

Take this as an example, I BELIEVE that only the yellowy-green areas are available as spawn locations.

Hence the potentially very quiet game.
Original for comparison

Ladders would open up the other areas as potential spawn locations. @sdee could say for sure though.


Very likely. Try building some ladders into the mountains and see if that helps.

I don’t know if it’s just me, but I havent been seeing many caravans/traders/travelers lately. Sometimes, on some of my saves, they never come (played for five hours straight, except got kicked out of game a couple of times too ;/)

hmm… I haven’t experienced this, but would like to see if there are any confirmations from other folks…

Yep, the only thing I have seen in alpha 6 is the traveler, and that is only twice in the ~10hrs game play I have done with it

This happens to me a lot, I feel like the further up a mountain I start, the less likely I am to encounter travelers or caravans, but it’s really difficult to test this sort of thing. :confused:

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I for one got the caravan about as much as I did before, I think. Got a gift at the start, trades later on, and travelers as well. So I cannot confirm this one, but it might be related to starting position as @RixiM_MixiR suggested.

Can’t confirm this… I’ve not had trouble with the caravans/traders/travelers. The Merry Empire of Trillmoor is thriving with community. I will admit, that the trades the caravans have been offering have been a bit onesided.

Really? You want me to give you 9 bushels of corn for 1 farmer’s hoe in trade?


@Vuex I can confirm this! I was playing for about 2-3 hours straight! Didn’t get kicked at all! The Merry Empire of Silverside hasn’t had a single trader, caravan or traveler since I started! The only trader is the one in the beginning! I always hear of people having 10+ hearthlings and I am like HOW??! Lol

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(r166 Desktop) Peaceful game. I have about 3.5 hours game time and not a single traveler or caravan.

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Same her bro… Been playing peaceful, too and no caravans

Hey people, thanks for reporting. :smile:

I’ve redirected you to here. Pay attention to previous posts in this thread, specially to this one and this one which explains Froggy’s theory.

Compare to where you usually play (in the center of map, near the edge…) and give us feedback again, so we can filter the possible causes.

As it’s mentioned somewhere in the topic, if new villagers or goblins spawn in other terrain level, like the above mountain level, they won’t be able to reach your city by themselves, because they can’t build ladders. The caravans and the trader are a different case, I think.

To get new citizens you have to make your town net bigger, by building houses, crafting furniture, and harvesting lots of food. Or that’s what’s usually said.

So please, tell us where do you usually place the banner when starting a game, where do you settle, and how do you play. What did you do in those hours of gameplay?

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Since the alpha 7 update the other day I have started 2 new games

The first after building a large complex inside a mountain (bed rooms, farms, workshops etc etc) I realised apart from a traveller donating 2 baskets of corn at the beginning no other traders etc had visited me (game play 6+ hours IRL) so I’m limited to just my 6 villagers

My second new game I have built a small village and still have had no one visit me since the beginning donation. (gameplay 2+ hours IRL)

Any advice, help or suggestions?

Confirmed same issue for me last night. Played for four hours, plenty of food, housing etc. and no visitors to my town other than the initial basket guy and goblins :smile:

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Well tonight I am getting travelers, so not sure now. Sorry to muddy the issue.