I get this bug frequently, but usually I can clear it by saving and re-loading the game. Unfortunately today my usual fix didn’t work. I got a new farmer join my village, but she spawned inside a building rather than on the edge of the explored map, as is customary. When I set out farm plots, she didn’t do anything. I had a farmers hoe in my inventory already, if that makes a difference. I assigned some one else to be a farmer and they worked the plot as normal. I tried switching the lost farmer to worker to see if that would jump start her pathfinder. Didn’t work. I tried waiting for a goblin invasion. That didn’t work. At first she wasn’t complaining about food, but now she is hungry and will probably starve herself. I’ve saved and loaded the game several times, but nothing changed. Sadly, she may be a lost cause.
Watching them a bit more, I notice that they don’t use my dining hall anymore either. Could the red area designations be an indication? Also my flag was very close to the one dorm that no one is using. Could this have caused a problem?
Slowly all my buildings are switching to red area designations and people are getting stuck in them. Not sure if the two correlate, but it is suspicious.
I’m using Windows 7, and the latest alpha 7 build.