Hi, I'm UberPilot, a backer of this game, and now a person who has tried the demo. I have a couple of suggestions to make this game a lot better, at least in my regard.
(Better) Professions and/or Priorities Configuration
In playing the game, my citizens just go off and do whatever arbitrary task is nearest them, although they seem to put building first and gathering second. I would like to customize that. I know of a few systems already out there that can help with this.
- Numeric Based: Each task, like woodcutting, mining, building, hauling, etc. can be set to a number, normally 1-10, 10 being lowest priority, 1 being highest.
- Profession Based: Each citizen can be assigned a profession, like miner. The miner's top priority will be to mine. Custom/Configurable Professions would be a plus.
- Region Based: Regions can be set of higher and lower priorities to make farming or building more important than mining or woodcutting, and vice versa.
- Task Based: Give each structure a number when it is selected. The number can be set 1-10 following the same system as the Numeric Based system of numbers.
These four are the only ones I can think of now that I have seen or would like to see. I'd be glad to explain further. Just reply.
I listen to other music in the background when I play games. The music and sound from this game really cut in when they decide to come on. I would like at least a config option in the folders to disable or mute sound.
Zooming or Zoom Levels
I sometimes like to work from a further out perspective, especially when I'm doing things like terrain. The minimap doesn't allow for using brushes or placing orders to the villagers. I would like to be able to place down large areas of land while I am painting terrain, and also would like to see the area around my village from a further out view without having to view the whole world at once.
Digging Down or Quarries
Resources run out. I like to be able to continuously mine out resources. I would like it if I could dig downwards, dwarf fortress style or otherwise. Pulling ores out of the ground for use would be a plus. Would be especially useful in conjunction with professions.
Resources run out. I would like to have trees be able to be planted and grown so that I can have wood in range of my village center. This seems to me to be realistic.