With news that Team Radiant is going to be working on the Mining System in the Alpha’s to come, I think we should throw around ideas for the how it might work.
Now there was a topic with a few posts about this, but since its over 425 days old, it seemed like it made more sense to create a new topic than to resurrect that decomposing-corpse. Agree? Disagree?
Landscaping is probably gonna be a good part of it, the removal of Dirt and Stone. I would think that in the construction tab, there would be a section for removing and adding landscape blocks. You could drag out a rectangle in the ground, and your Villagers would pull out Shovels or a trusty Pickaxe to clear the specified area out. And you could then re-place the Dirt or Stone you gathered if you want to add some hills or even mountains around your town.
Now Mining is a bit more tricky, because it can’t be Micro-manage-y (We saw that didn’t go so well with the original trapper) What I would think would make the most sense, would be a “Miner” class. You could set a location for him/her to look for precious minerals while you focus on other times. And they would bring there findings to the available stockpiles in your town.
How do you guys feel about all this, any ideas you think would be better suited for the game?