Summary: Merchants (ironically) don’t visit if you select “Money Solves All Problems”.
Steps to reproduce:
- Start a new game (Rayya’s Children in my case, normal OR hard mode, with “Money Solves All Problems”).
- Play for a few in-game days.
- Never receive any merchant or trader visits.
No merchants or traders visit the town, not even the Iskendar Trading Caravan. With Rayya’s Children the merchant is necessary to purchase the wooden sword and farmer hoes, especially with the “Money Solves All Problems” starting caravan, otherwise the game becomes rather painful. This also makes the trading hearth pathway invalid as well, as you will never receive traders from whom you can purchase goods sufficient to reach the hearth criteria.
Building the marketplace stall only ever offers the “basic resource merchant” which sells two stone and wood blocks, so unfortunately this isn’t a workaround. I called the merchant across numerous in-game days and never received anything different.
I have tested this on both hard mode and normal mode, same problem. When I select “Food For Days” starting caravan I still have the merchants visit, as expected.
Version Number and Mods in use:
Operating System: Windows 10 Pro 64-bit (10.0, Build 17134) (17134.rs4_release.180410-1804)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
System Model: G1.Sniper 5
BIOS: BIOS Date: 08/25/14 15:28:56 Ver: 04.06.05 (type: BIOS)
Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-4770K CPU @ 3.50GHz (8 CPUs), ~3.5GHz
Memory: 16384MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 16260MB RAM
Page File: 11439MB used, 7764MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 12