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January 12, 2014, 5:22 pm
Posts: 7
My workers suddenly won't eat the wheat I drop for them. They just seem to starve themselves until they disappear instead of eating what I leave for them. This wasn't happening until today.

Wheat now requires water to grow. I assume this was part of yesterday's update. It's a great idea, however it seems to take so much water. I either have to plant my wheat right next to a HUGE lake or I'm carrying water from a lake to my base over and over and over to keep the wheat growing.
January 12, 2014, 6:26 pm
Posts: 346
Workers (and you) cannot heat wheat directly anymore.
You need to make bread from it.

http://buildanddefend.com/wiki/index.php/Bread

Until you get bread, you can eat mushrooms, carrots, meat, berries and honey.
Be careful, eating raw meat can make you sick.
The workers can eat berries, cooked meat (not the raw one), bread an honey.

Wheat needs water, you are right. It is the case since the v.1.0.9 (December 21, 2013). Actually, the best way to get water in your base, it to channel a river with a pickaxe.

In one of the next version, you will also be able to make water pumps:

http://buildanddefend.com/wiki/index.php/Mechanic
http://buildanddefend.com/videos/mechanic_pump.gif
January 13, 2014, 2:28 am
Posts: 7
Thanks, I now see that I can feed workers other things and how to make bread, however the wheat still uses water super fast. I made a moat around my base and had wheat growing in 4 squares along the moat and I used up 2 somewhat large lakes in only 10 in-game days. I dug a trench across the map to the river, but it looks like that is going to dry up too. What happens when all the water is gone?
January 14, 2014, 12:49 am
Posts: 10
As per the patch notes of 1.09:

http://buildanddefend.com/readnews_changelog_1.0.9

[addition] Infinite water source on the river.



As long as your base is not too far from the river you will be fine. If it is, then see how far you can survive.

One of the things I enjoy about this game is starting from scratch and seeing if I can build a better base than my previous game.

Good luck and have fun!
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