Hark Upon Yonder Rooftop Breaks... (Long Distance 'Conversations')


Opened up the shiny new Beta to test out the Northern Alliance, and noticed that if two Hearthlings are supposed to have a conversation, and one of them is on top of a building during construction, they will stop and simply stare at each other at a very long distance. Eventually the ‘conversation’ will stop and they’ll go on to the next task.

Steps to reproduce:

  1. Begin construction on a Northern Alliance building template (the roof seems the important part)
  2. Look for Hearthlings standing still on top of the building
  3. Check status

Expected Results:

Hearthlings having a conversation actually having a conversation with each other.

Actual Results:

Long range optical data transfer


This appears to happen when one Hearthling is on the roof and the other is on the ground at a distance; I’ve observed two roof-based Hearthlings having a normal conversation. Does not appear to actually break the game in any way, it’s just… creepy.



Version Number and Mods in use:

The Beta with Autoharvest and Smart Crafter

System Information:

i5-3470 @3.20GHz
GeForce GTX 960

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