This came from a discussion about the mining cursor, but it got me thinking.
What is your natural progression (at this time) through building a city in Stonehearth?
How do you find yourself moving along the tech tree as you play? Which professions do you promote to first, and which do you wait for later? Are there any you never promote to at this point? What kinds of buildings do you make first, second, third, etc.? Do you promote a trapper first thing or do you leave it till later? I’m curious and it might give insight into how players (new and seasoned) approach the game and intuit the controls/gameplay.
For my part, I usually start with gathering food, chopping down trees (no surprises there), setting up a resource stockpile and an everything else stockpile, and promoting a trapper/designating a trapping area (though sometimes this gets left till later). Then I promote a carpenter and build his/her workshop, build some beds and get everybody working on a dormitory. I’ll layout a second dormitory, then a dining hall, then setup the other workshops. Usually by this point I will start building roads with a plaza around my fire pit. From here i tend to branch out. I might set up a mine (though I haven’t played around with that too much), I’ll usually get some farms going, and I’ll start walling around my settlement so that I can stop (limit) goblin incursions. I’m not sure where I go from here because usually by this point the game has bugged out on me so that no one will do anything anymore or Radiant has released a new build and my old saves no longer work. (That is not a complaint.)
How does everyone else progress through the game?