Currently with my 33 people, I’m struggling to just move stuff out of the way so I can start building (the game is also struggling to run smoothly). I’ve simply been spending day after day moving stuff with 26 workers. Also have a few mining the area I want to build in… just so many resources. Wood, stone, ores, bars, etc, etc. Once I get the area prepared for building, I’m going to build a storage area and start building houses. Not really worrying about doing anything efficiently right now- I rather do other things while I hope most my workers will help. The game is so laggy at this point that I rather not try to do much - I can definitely see why the population limit was set to 21.
Back in A9 when I had 30-something workers the last thing I was working on was a massive road, but I ended up having to stop playing that file because it started taking over 16gb of RAM (thanks for fixing the RAM issue in A10 - I’m only using 7 gb right now, although I don’t have any huge projects like that road). If I had 40 workers at the time, they would have been doing the same thing.
I’m wondering how hard it will be to get 40 workers though - I currently only have a net_worth of about 75k and with the current formula it will take nearly 130k to get your 40th worker, but maybe that’s just because I have no building.