I’ve been playing this game for about a week now, and had a thought about improving the footman.
I’ve been reading about and have seen how long it takes a footman to level up, and seen a few suggestions for adding training dummies or training activities. So far I like the simplicity of leveling up a professions, and I’d like to keep things simple. I would like to offer an alternate way to help out the footman:
If a footman earned a tiny bit of experience while patrolling, (i.e. give 1 exp per Stonehearth hour on patrol) it would allow a slow progression over time, even while things are quiet. Gaining experience wouldn’t detract from what is currently in place with the current patrol routes, and you wouldn’t need to manage training schedules like in DF.
Adjust exp earned or level requirements to taste.