Struggling with my Hearthlings for a few days has given me the idea of a task queue system. Basically, if you have several things going on at the same time, such as mining, building, etc, you can open up an individual Hearthling’s queue and prioritize certain things, and they will move onto the next task when there’s no more work for them in the first task. If there is work for them to do in one of the tasks, they will not move onto the next until you re-prioritize their tasks.
So, the queue could look something like this:
- Organizing Stockpiles (including bringing items into stockpiles)
Another suggestion I have is the ability to set patrolling routes for certain Hearthlings (as long as they’re footmen or other fighters).