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December 16, 2013, 6:16 am
Posts: 20
how do i get dirt block now? i cannot build bloomery because it needs dirt block..
December 21, 2013, 2:12 am
Posts: 2
Why was dirt removed? I enjoyed making towers with my workers growing crops and trees above the warzone, but now I cannot even make a bloomery to cast metals.

Perhaps placing dirt blocks above the starting plane was not intended? At the least, the bloomery is still a vital part of the whole build/crafting aspect of this game. Quite a hindrance to attempt to proceed without use of any of the minerals provided.
December 21, 2013, 3:41 pm
Posts: 346
Hi,

Thank for the call.
Actually, I forgot to think to the bloomery when I removed the dirt block :)
I fixed that temporarily: In the current version, you can make a bloomery with some stone.
I will probably change it again when I figure what is the best material to craft bloomeries.

I removed the dirt block to make the building more interesting:
Stone is rare but very strong
Wood is common but weak.
Dirt is very common but equally weak at the wood.

So dirt use to make the wood useless (for the building).
The idea is to make a wood fortress at the beginning of the game.
And switch the fortress to stone when you get enough workers to mine some stone.

I'd love to hear your opinion for this new system/balance.

Also, removing the "dirt" made the wheat farming a little more complex (more interesting?), since it forces you to farm on the group (and not where you want).
This is especially more complex with the new need of water by the wheat.

For the next version, I am thinking to three possible evolutions:
a. Leave it the way it is currently (not possible to dig dirt).
b. When you dig a block of dirt, you only get dirt 10% of the time.
c. When you dig a block of dirt, you get dirt every time, you need 10 blocks of dirt in your inventory to build one block of dirt.

Here again, if you guys have opinions, I'd like to hear about them :)

Cheers,

Ps: I am currently making a short video to present this new farming system.
December 22, 2013, 12:19 am
Posts: 17
I love making my house out of dirt. I think dirt should be the way it was with 1 to 1 blocks. The new irrigation system is hard enough to involve with farming.
December 23, 2013, 4:19 pm
Posts: 20
I actually like the idea we cannot get any dirt block anymore from ground, i can make moat without worrying my worker randomly try to pick up leftover block, and at the same time i also find it challenging to build fort early on.

The irrigation is somehow.. interesting to say. It add more complexity to the base layout, i just don't like it when i fall to the water.. :D

Well, i go with the C, even though i have no problem with the current one, :P

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