My favorite aspect about games like these are the ability to mine for items of high value and to create a kingdom underground. So when can we expect mining to be implemented? How would it work?? Will there be any advantages / disadvantage to living underground???
Also, please release an alpha / beta ASAP please. We can give you feedback quickly and we all want to play this game soon!
For another game (the alpha that this refers to can be downloaded for free) I had written up something about “planned” mining.
In short, a way to “mark” areas for excavation so that you can release your swarm of miners to… start digging out a mine complete with shafts, tunnels and everything.
Also, hate to have to act as a pseudo admin, but there’s already a [urlhttp://discourse.stonehearth.net/t/will-there-be-game-testing/27/21] thread [/url]regarding alpha so if we could contain it in there rather than create loads of threads that’d be awesome :p!
Well, if it’s anything like mining in Dwarf Fortress there will be lower levels you can dig down to and mine for stone and ore and precious minerals. An alternative would be to find a vein on the surface and build a building called a Mine that gathers resources over time. But I think most people would rather have the ability to dig underground and explore the deep.
I have always been a miner when possible. In Terraria and Minecraft for example I spend most of my time underground . Therefore I am already looking forward to mining here, knowing that mining will be an update post-launch.
Something tells me, though, that we won’t be bored until we can start swinging our pickaxes.