A while back I saw that there where plans to add gold coins to Stonehearth. I saw this on the Stonehearth Development blog. The thing is that when it was shown stockpiles were (and still are) the only storage method. In that case, all of the gold was in small baskets in a grid.
After seeing the baskets I remembered seeing the inner walls of Erebor on The Hobbit. If anyone has experience storing large quantities of gold it’s the dwarves. So how did they deal with this “issue”? Piles. Because gold isn’t like berries or apples. It comes from the cold earth like coal or stone. Don’t put it in cute little baskets. Put it in a massive glimmering heap!
The hearthians can use baskets for carrying gold, they they can hurl the contents onto the massive pile with a cool swinging animation. And the gold trickles down using a similar physics system to Sugar, Sugar 1 & 2.
All you have to do is select a center point for the various piles (which should be used for ores as well) and your hearthians gently heave your fortune into the pile.
Here’s a handy diagram I made just for this:
So live like a dwarf and store your gold the way it was intended to be stored. In a pile!
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