Okay, I figured out, extremely early on in my gameplay (through luck) that farm plots are best laid out in strips of 1x11, and only in one orientation. (seems to be North/South)
I’m certain that most of you know this too; either through learning it the hard/lucky way, or from seeing/reading/hearing someone else do it.
My question is: Why?
Why does farming work this way?
Why will strips only work properly in the one orientation? (I’m assuming it’s supposed to be about what direction the sun crosses the world)
Why do non-strips (let’s say a “full” 11x11 plot) have half of their area non-functional?
I just don’t understand it is all. I would have thought that an 11x11 would produce the same amount of food as eleven 1x11 plots, but no! The many plots out-performed it! (kept the farmer much busier, but that was fine)
I’m not expecting world-shaking revelations here, I’m mostly just interested in the why?
Was it intended to be this way?
Is it a long-standing bug of some sort?
Are you just uncertain of how it ought to be handled?
Sorry if this seems odd, or accusatory, or whiney. (it sounds a little whiney when I say it aloud, but that could just be me)