Geomancer Always Idle


I have Surface Terrain qued but my Geomancer will not place them, she will constantly idle or sit by the firepit. I have tried canceling and replacing them but she continues to do nothing. What should I do?


Does she have Job enabled in the Citizens panel? That’s strange that she can’t place them. :thinking:
Can’t reproduce this in the unstable version (r909).


You have 39 citizens and the locations involved may require pathfinding calculations that fail to complete in a single AI cycle (the same reason hearthlings sometimes have trouble looting far away items and military hearthlings sometimes fail to respond to commands involving distant locations). Perhaps it could just be a performance issue?


After restarting my game a few times and replacing the Surface Terrain a couple times I ended up sort of “resetting” her and she started to place them, but every few she places she will stop again and I will have to repeat the process of replacing the blocks/restarting the game.
And to answer your question I have the building check box disabled since she will choose to build instead of placing the terrain, but job and haul are both left enabled.


Yep, I agree with this performance bug in r909.
I have 42 citizens and its happening in the same way as described: the geomancer is most of the time idle or resting, and when I order to put the blocks magickly, it takes a long time to do it. I appears that the game itself is strugling with the pathfinding calculations, as if more citizens you have, worse it will be to get a response from the game.
Maybe it shoulde be fixed in future patchs. Thx btw.