Hi. I been playing for 22 in game hours so far and I like using templates as a fast way to make repeatable housing. There is only one issue i’m having and that’s with Building order.
Making a house from the ground up it uses this que;
Foundations (placing the ground floor tiles
I would suggest that The Object que be spilt up into
wall objects; (Windows & Doors)
General Wall Objects; (Curtains, Flower box’s, Lanterns)
and finally Ground objects (Bed, Chairs, Tables, ect.)
By spitting the Object Que up into these 3 parts you would eliminate workers task blocking. Many Times with my own templates the workers will build the incorrect objects first. for example I had flower box’s blocking workers making windows and on the inside I had a ladder in the middle of a bed where another worker was putting up a lantern. Just make sure that like the walls/floors then complete one section before the next (so if they can’t find a window they will wait until its ready before moving on to Curtains.)
My second suggestion that i’m just going to bolt on here is to add Tall Window and Wide Window objects. For example; Wide Window Flower Box, and Tall Window Curtains. This is just a general thing that would make houses using tall or wide windows look nicer.
My third suggestions I have is a life improvement addon. A fill tool for the landscape. when a goblin camp springs up it leaves a large land scar and most maps also have dips in them that are land scared as well. I would recommend adding to maybe the herbalist a recipes that makes ‘generic ground blocks’ that look like a 3d version of the farmers tile that is made with basic materials (maybe 1 wood and Some basic grown food) Though anyone who can make these replacement ground tiles would be appreciated. Once placed these blocks should take on the enviroment detail around it on the top side. so a grass block would be made if there is grass blocks next to it. and mountain for mountain earth for earth ect. This would allow a slow rebuilding of ground over time.
Other suggestions for people who could build this kinda thing would be; Potter/Stone Mason (potter using clay to make the earth tiles while mason makes the stone variant
Farmer (could add a work bench for them that lets them make this tile in addition to compost to make crops grow faster.
My fourth suggestion is also to do with the farmer. and thats to give him more movement speed as they level (like a footman) As they are fairly slow.
My final suggestion for now is adding a stairs fuction to the build menu. When I first started playing I wanted to make a Medium sized two floored house having the top have my hearthlings bed and eating area and downstairs be a workshop. but due to how houses work. It wasn’t possible as it wouldn’t let me put a roof on the cottage while the floor below the top was ‘incomplete’ I would like to use two floors without having to have a door outside with a ladder up really.