(long post ahead so brace yourself)
ps not a native speaker so you might see some mistakes lol and not punctuation so sorry to all you grammar loving people
i have been thinking about this for a long time and i was one of the 1st people to oppose this idea of being able to control individual settlers but hear me out will ya
ok my idea is to implement a code to do this but not make it on by default as in its just there but its not used (there should be no trace of it in the settings menu either because i thing that this sort of settler management game should be played like this (with putting orders and waiting for them to be done and not by doing the stuff yourself)
and the reason why i want the code implemented is…wait for it…mods!
thats right mods! the thing is when warcraft3 came out it was pretty much an RTS but after the modding tools shipped out there were tons and tons of rpgs (as well as other game modes) and some of them were really well made
and with the stonehearth game play module i think that this would open up to very very cool ideas!
just think of all the opportunities the modding scene can do with this one script!
(merchant simulator/rpg/playing one guy in a settlement:like being a blacksmith and having the village/town needing supplies before the great war etc etc…)
just making this script really opens up quite a lot of opportunities for modders (look what happened to dota!)