I was watching the livestream today and Tom was talking about how they removed intermediate steps, such as having to make flour from wheat before you made bread, and timber from wood logs before you could make furniture, because it felt like having steps just for the purpose of having steps. This to me sounds like a sound game play decision as from what they have been saying they want you to have overall management without having to micromanage each worker.
I was thinking that although I don’t want to have to tell my baker to make flour before making bread, maybe if I said make bread, the baker would know that making bread requires flour and demonstrate the via a four step series of animations, for example he would get the wheat and take it to a mill stone where he would grind it, he would then take it to his work bench where he would knead the flour to produce a dough, put the dough in the oven and then remove it thus making bread. So the baker would do all the steps necessary to make bread from wheat, but you wouldn’t have to manage each step, because a baker should know how to do all of the steps.
What do you guys think?