Once, I had a hearthling spawn in, but I didn’t realize that he spawned on a level above my village. This hearthling started to starve, until it was at half health. I realized this quickly, and got a ladder building, but it took quite a while until it was built. Thankfully, my hearthling survived, but it is slightly annoying for this to happen.
I moved a post to an existing topic: Task Priority – An important mechanic ignored by many DF-like games