While I do think that ladders are great. Aesthetically, stairs are better and also allowing hearthlings to climb at least 1 block up would be very helpful as they can just terraform the terrain into stairs with the “Mine Block” function anyway but I found out that they could not even climb even 1/3 of their height - in my opinion adding this would be so good for the following reasons:
- When settling in an are with high ledges and mountains. While ladders make this task easier as your HearthTown grows, seeing ladders scattered around at the side of ledges makes the area look like a slums some sort.
- Mining. Seeing that you can queue mining blocks, being able to mine going up and down through the land would be nice. This allows you to situate in the middle of an island then make a tunnel through the land to the opposite side! While building in the middle of an island sounds like cheating it is actually very hard because of the lack of resources.