The (Not So) Vast Forests of Stonehearth!


#1

Trees! I want to talk about trees! For you see, as I lay here on my bed with my laptop in front of me, reading the thread about population, I realised that I’m probably going to need quite a lot of houses. Now, obviously from what we’ve seen in videos and such, trees are a standard and easily accessible resource and thus my first houses shall definitely be wooden. I am pretty confident they want to implement different materials too, but what if I want to keep building from wood? Or need wood from something else? I will want more trees! But what if they’re gone? Will I have to send my people to far away lands just to chop them down? Or will we gain some form of sapling when chopping? Will wood be sustainable?


#2

Yes, wood will be renewable. I do remember this being said, although I can’t remember where/when. I will need verification from Admiral Adamo on this one, but I do remember it being said somewhere.


#3

Oh good, I was sure the devs would’ve answered such a question :smile:


#4

Indeed, this is a worry of mine as well. There will have to be some way of being able to renew tree growth. Perhaps one of the mid-level wood-related guys can replant saplings?


#5

@Smokestacks your forgetting one important factor, if your going to have any dogs in your village your going to need sticks for them to play with


#6

I’m 90% sure it was mentioned that trees would grow and spread at some rate, and I believe there was some talk at some point about a class that could also help manage your wood supply by planting trees.

-Will


#7

I believe it’s something along the lines of tree+time+life= spawn sapling x distance away.


#8

“I think you need to be able to plant trees, it’s just a matter of
when … so sure you’ll be able to plant trees … it’ll be something
figured out in tuning.”

… was the last statement on this topic from the devs. So I guess we can expect that there will be a profession, which allows the player to plant vegetation. You can find the quote and a link to the relevant stream here.


#9

along the same lines as @voxel_pirate’s response, we also have this, in regards to limited resources:

Are resources on the map finite, will we have to start a new game
because they’re exhausted? - Livestream - 18:10

“I hope not, that’d be a horrible reason to restart a game … you
shouldn’t have to restart the game because you feel like you’ve made
bad choices … there’ll always be a way to find resources from
somewhere … dig deeper, trade, replant trees …”

and here’s an interesting topic, in case you wanted to weigh in on “all about trees”… :smile:


#10

And trees for them to pee on? :smile:

And as for your wonderful and speedy responses, of course! I don’t actually know how I could have forgotten, considering it was I who had his suggestion of a Forester class read out and agreed with by Tom before being shot down by Tony… :crying_cat_face: