So I have played a few variations of the open alpha… but always hit this snag.
The current toolsets for making houses are horrible - Let me elaborate:
The set floor and set walls are great ways to quickly setup a building, however the walls setup in this fashion cannot be customized… Lets say I was 3 cubes of wall to follow a pillar. (as an example) and not only that, I cannot delete parts of the wall to make open windows or doorways either.
If I use the free standing walls, then I cannot properly setup roofs, and if I setup roofs using the regular means, I cannot customize them by adding little window rooflets either.
I could setup everything by pieces of brick by brick… but then the system wont allow me to add furniture windows or doors to the setup.
And then, even if I do complete the simple house constructions (I’m actually trying to create the design of the houses used by the stonehearth team on kickstarter -http://www.gamezombie.tv/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Stonehearth.jpg ) Theres no gaurantee the NPCs will completely build it… Also, sometimes the house customize glitches… and fails… leaving the house not able to be removal - even if I choose to remove the houses - because the editor glitched out.
Is anyone else encountering issues like this? I know this is an Alpha, but just wondering - It sucks that I constantly have to restart the map to hopefully unglitch the editor.