Firstly, just let me say that I frickin love this game. This is the exact game I’ve been looking for years, and I am overwhelmed that this is still an alpha. I can only imagine how great the end product is gonna be like.
I do, however, have a few areas of improvement to suggest after building 2 30+ hearthling settlements. Still a noob, and very new to this forum, so if I bring up something that is already mentioned or even in progress of change, my sincere apologies.
Ok the first thing I hope to be implemented is a manual priority system. Both of my settlements have sooo much stuff on the ground waiting to be looted, but those little idiots almost never prioritize looting over anything. If this is something that can be controlled, it would be a great improvement of life quality. I know the trick that placing a storage item beside the loot will sometimes cause them to be looted, but ONLY sometimes.
Another similar issue is that when my clumsiness triggers and misplaces a thing, say a fence, when I ask the hearthlings to remove them, they ignore me completely. This severely hinders my progress to fancy up the map. Also pausing everything except for hauling still doesn’t get them to remove things from the map.
Also the game seems to lag a little with 20+ hearthlings. I know that for now 20 is the maximum hearthling to have without performance issues, and I hope this cap can be raised significantly so that mega settlements can be established.
Lastly, I would really want more Stonehearth! All of it, craftable items, raw resources, crops, animals, jobs, enemies, building styles, food, literally all of it! I simply can’t get enough of this game. One particular thing is the engineer. This job seems to have enormous potential, maybe one day hearthlings can have their own dedicated transport vehicles?
Once again this is such a wonderful game, and I can only imagine it becoming better!