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mALX
QUOTE(mirocu @ Dec 11 2015, 11:44 AM) *

Yeah, I´d say definitely take those trees down if they are too close and on your grounds. That´s exactly what Dad and I are doing now. The last oak we took down also leaned in the completely wrong direction, but we tied the line from the tractor and while I worked on the tree with my chainsaw, Dad continously applied power on the line, forcing the tree in the direction we wanted.

We can come do it for you if you just pay for the plane ticket. And transport of the tractor. And cookies for the coffee... biggrin.gif



I do wish you and your Dad lived nearby, that is for sure! That one tree at the driveway - I'll need to make sure it doesn't fall in any direction, not on my house or the neighbor's properties either - or even the city's property. It is right in a pivotal spot where it can do property damage to the street or a couple neighbors (or my son's house) if care isn't taken in removing it.

And it is a high one too. Though not as tall as the trees in the back yard, it is well over 50 foot high, and the trunk is probably 5' in diameter at the base. I'm just worried it is leaning toward the house due to displacement of the soil; which would really make it unstable.



Grits
I hired a crew to take down a few huge pines in very tight spots that were too close to my and the neighbors’ houses. They were amazing to watch. They had to lay one down between some dogwoods and a maple tree with about a tree trunk width of room to spare. They knocked some leaves off of the dogwoods and maple, but not even one branch.

I’ve also had some out-of-town family members come to help when we had nineteen storm-damaged trees that had to be felled in our woods. Around here these folks would be described as “country.” They got the job done but there were some very exciting moments. At one point we had a free-falling human with a tree going down at the same time. Thankfully no one died.

When in doubt I would hire tree professionals!
mALX
QUOTE(Grits @ Dec 11 2015, 12:39 PM) *

I hired a crew to take down a few huge pines in very tight spots that were too close to my and the neighbors’ houses. They were amazing to watch. They had to lay one down between some dogwoods and a maple tree with about a tree trunk width of room to spare. They knocked some leaves off of the dogwoods and maple, but not even one branch.

I’ve also had some out-of-town family members come to help when we had nineteen storm-damaged trees that had to be felled in our woods. Around here these folks would be described as “country.” They got the job done but there were some very exciting moments. At one point we had a free-falling human with a tree going down at the same time. Thankfully no one died.

When in doubt I would hire tree professionals!



laugh.gif Oh yeah, my former neighbor came over after a snootfull to help trim branches at my old house, sat on the branch he was cutting with a chain saw; I had to run out there and take the chainsaw away, and force him down out of the tree before he cut his own leg off! I probably saved his life, but I got a bad reputation for being a britch from him over that, rollinglaugh.gif (but that didn't keep him away from the dinner table at our house on holidays, lol ).

The structural engineer that did the inspection on the property has a list of preferred service providers, I'm pretty sure I saw tree service professionals on that list. Will def be lining up some professionals for that, not inviting any neighbors to help, rollinglaugh.gif

The trees; chimney; and retaining walls/driveway fix are the only things I don't have priced yet; every other repair has already been contracted out and is just waiting for the bank loan to pay for it. Meanwhile I'm lining up contractors for estimates on the retaining walls; may as well line them up for that tree too, see if the cost of that can be budgeted in.

Decrepit
Speaking of trees, my small yard once contained a decent number of them, all planted soon after I moved in in the early 90s. Three dogwoods in the back yard died before they had a chance to settle in. Five Leland Cyress lining one side border grew to full size then uprooted one night following a lengthy period of almost constant rain in which the ground because over saturated. My full size bradford pear sheared into pieces during a nasty ice storm circa 2007. A crepe myrtle that materialized without me planting it grew to full size but was too near the house so had to come down.

The only tree I have left was sold as a bush and advertised as growing to only 4'x8'. It's now much much bigger than that. I removed all its lower branches so that it does indeed appear to be a tree. Sadly, I planted it near the house based on its advertised mature size. I don't have the heart to remove it. Not yet. It's a nice looking tree and is virtually indestructible. Besides, it provides the house with a bit of needed shading during the hot summer months.
mALX
QUOTE(Decrepit @ Dec 11 2015, 01:49 PM) *

Speaking of trees, my small yard once contained a decent number of them, all planted soon after I moved in in the early 90s. Three dogwoods in the back yard died before they had a chance to settle in. Five Leland Cyress lining one side border grew to full size then uprooted one night following a lengthy period of almost constant rain in which the ground because over saturated. My full size bradford pear sheared into pieces during a nasty ice storm circa 2007. A crepe myrtle that materialized without me planting it grew to full size but was too near the house so had to come down.

The only tree I have left was sold as a bush and advertised as growing to only 4'x8'. It's now much much bigger than that. I removed all its lower branches so that it does indeed appear to be a tree. Sadly, I planted it near the house based on its advertised mature size. I don't have the heart to remove it. Not yet. It's a nice looking tree and is virtually indestructible. Besides, it provides the house with a bit of needed shading during the hot summer months.



My husband's property has a row of Boxwood bushes that went completely berserk, they are between 18-20 foot high and over 8' in diameter wide. We can't even flat-cut the tops; we would need to build a scaffolding to do it.

At my old house, I had a row of high hedge that did the same thing, they even grew across the gated area in an arch without being trained to. Never needed a fence to keep my dogs in that yard, they could not get through the bushes.



Callidus Thorn
Wow mALX, congrats!

I really want to make a joke about a gift with strings attached, but I'm drawing a blank right now. laugh.gif
mALX
QUOTE(Callidus Thorn @ Dec 11 2015, 04:54 PM) *

Wow mALX, congrats!

I really want to make a joke about a gift with strings attached, but I'm drawing a blank right now. laugh.gif



My late X-husband wanted to buy the neighbors a nice swimming pool as a gift = strings attached?

Well, according to him/his reasoning behind it - THEY would have the higher homeowner's insurance; cost of maintaining the pool; all the neighborhood children in THEIR yard - and the hook is that they could never deny you use of it since you bought it for them, rollinglaugh.gif

Of course, if they were really smart; what they would probably do is to sell the property (now for double what they could have gotten due to the pool); and the new neighbors who bought the house would not have any loyalty owing to you for buying the pool, so my husband would have been out his money for nothing, laugh.gif



Callidus Thorn
Ah, one of those ever-so-cunning schemes with just one little flaw... rollinglaugh.gif
mALX
QUOTE(Callidus Thorn @ Dec 11 2015, 05:12 PM) *

Ah, one of those ever-so-cunning schemes with just one little flaw... rollinglaugh.gif



Right!!! laugh.gif


mirocu
QUOTE(Grits @ Dec 11 2015, 06:39 PM) *

When in doubt I would hire tree professionals!

A very good advice smile.gif

QUOTE(mALX @ Dec 11 2015, 07:08 PM) *

The structural engineer that did the inspection on the property has a list of preferred service providers, I'm pretty sure I saw tree service professionals on that list. Will def be lining up some professionals for that, not inviting any neighbors to help, rollinglaugh.gif

And a very good call laugh.gif

QUOTE(mALX @ Dec 11 2015, 10:41 PM) *

At my old house, I had a row of high hedge that did the same thing, they even grew across the gated area in an arch without being trained to. Never needed a fence to keep my dogs in that yard, they could not get through the bushes.

Oh, I wish we had that at our place! laugh.gif

QUOTE(mALX @ Dec 11 2015, 11:09 PM) *

My late X-husband wanted to buy the neighbors a nice swimming pool as a gift = strings attached?

Well, according to him/his reasoning behind it - THEY would have the higher homeowner's insurance; cost of maintaining the pool; all the neighborhood children in THEIR yard - and the hook is that they could never deny you use of it since you bought it for them, rollinglaugh.gif

Of course, if they were really smart; what they would probably do is to sell the property (now for double what they could have gotten due to the pool); and the new neighbors who bought the house would not have any loyalty owing to you for buying the pool, so my husband would have been out his money for nothing, laugh.gif

QUOTE(Callidus Thorn @ Dec 11 2015, 11:12 PM) *

Ah, one of those ever-so-cunning schemes with just one little flaw... rollinglaugh.gif

rollinglaugh.gif
Callidus Thorn
I've got some mandarin pancakes. They're alright, nothing special. Need more fruit in them, I think.

This ends today's random post.

Tune in next time! biggrin.gif
mALX
QUOTE(Callidus Thorn @ Dec 12 2015, 05:18 PM) *

I've got some mandarin pancakes. They're alright, nothing special. Need more fruit in them, I think.

This ends today's random post.

Tune in next time! biggrin.gif


MMMM! Sounds Awesome!


Callidus Thorn
They're alright, but I always have the same problem with mandarin.

I don't speak a word of it.

Ba-Dum-Tiss! rollinglaugh.gif
Uleni Athram
THE NEW BATTLEFRONT ABSOLUTELY SUCKS GROCERIES LIKE A STARVED HIPPO. GODDAYUM.

Oh, and hello. Been a while, eh? What's the recent bees' knees around here that the Mad One should be made aware of?
mALX
QUOTE(Uleni Athram @ Dec 12 2015, 08:00 PM) *

THE NEW BATTLEFRONT ABSOLUTELY SUCKS GROCERIES LIKE A STARVED HIPPO. GODDAYUM.

Oh, and hello. Been a while, eh? What's the recent bees' knees around here that the Mad One should be made aware of?



ULENI !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!








Uleni Athram
Rawr.

What up, mALX?
mALX
QUOTE(Uleni Athram @ Dec 12 2015, 08:17 PM) *

Rawr.

What up, mALX?



I'm playing Banished!!! It was a present from SubRosa!!!




Uleni Athram
Looked up Banished; I actually kinda like games like that, building settlements and assigning people to do stuff. The Resident Sage was mighty generous for giving you this :thumbs up:
mALX
QUOTE(Uleni Athram @ Dec 12 2015, 09:32 PM) *

Looked up Banished; I actually kinda like games like that, building settlements and assigning people to do stuff. The Resident Sage was mighty generous for giving you this :thumbs up:



Yes, she sure was! This is my first time ever playing a settlement building game - so far I've only killed three villages off, my fourth one has made it to the 7th year; but everyone's health has suddenly dropped to medium and they've all stopped working completely for some reason. I'm on the internet trying to find out why, lol.



Uleni Athram
They will learn to love to work, or they will learn to love the lash- Err, I mean, the villagers are probably on strike for some holiday breaks or something lol
mALX
QUOTE(Uleni Athram @ Dec 12 2015, 09:41 PM) *

They will learn to love to work, or they will learn to love the lash- Err, I mean, the villagers are probably on strike for some holiday breaks or something lol


Bold = rollinglaugh.gif


I did wonder if they were striking for more housing - or maybe coats.

But I was afraid they might procreate if I gave them better/more houses; and that would mean more food needed (and since they stopped working the food production is down)

And they could have new coats if they would just build the hunters lodge or trading post; because the tailor's house is almost done - just no way to get skins to make the coats, lol.

They have all the materials they need, just won't work. And now their health is down - probably from over-crowded conditions in those houses, lol. I think there are 5-6 in each house (but that includes children); but I've set up houses for them to work on closer to the Hunter's shack I'm trying to get them to build, and they haven't built it either.

They also refused to build a hospital or an herbalist's shack; so can't heal whatever is wrong with them, lol.

GAAAAAAAH!

Oh well, if the village dies, I have learned a few things from this playthrough. I'll just start again.




Decrepit
QUOTE(mALX @ Dec 12 2015, 08:58 PM) *

QUOTE(Uleni Athram @ Dec 12 2015, 09:41 PM) *

They will learn to love to work, or they will learn to love the lash- Err, I mean, the villagers are probably on strike for some holiday breaks or something lol



I did wonder if they were striking for more housing - or maybe coats.

But I was afraid they might procreate if I gave them better/more houses; and that would mean more food needed (and since they stopped working the food production is down)

And they could have new coats if they would just build the hunters lodge or trading post; because the tailor's house is almost done - just no way to get skins to make the coats, lol.

They have all the materials they need, just won't work. And now their health is down - probably from over-crowded conditions in those houses, lol. I think there are 5-6 in each house (but that includes children); but I've set up houses for them to work on closer to the Hunter's shack I'm trying to get them to build, and they haven't built it either.

They also refused to build a hospital or an herbalist's shack; so can't heal whatever is wrong with them, lol.

GAAAAAAAH!

Oh well, if the village dies, I have learned a few things from this playthrough. I'll just start again.

I'm glad to hear you aren't letting failures discourage you. Growing a sustainable village is something of an art. The least miscalculation can trigger a death spiral. In the months I played I never mastered it, but do think I learned a thing or two or three. During one of my town's two major spirals it came so close to extinction I had pretty much given up hope and didn't throw in the towel only because of the time I had invented in it. (I want to say it happened at around the 100 year mark, which makes it the second major spiral, but might be wrong.)

It's been too long since I played to recall what might make citizens cease working. I'm pretty sure that catching certain diseases can cause it, but that's super easy to spot. Does not having proper coats during a cold winter cause them to idle? (Pure guess.)

I really ought to fire up the game again, but am so rusty I fear my village will crash and burn before I relearn what little I knew.

For nostalgia's sake, here's my village at 2 years and again at 100 years. The second view isn't all that impressive for a hundred year old village, but by then much of the settlement was located elsewhere.
mALX
QUOTE(Decrepit @ Dec 12 2015, 11:33 PM) *

QUOTE(mALX @ Dec 12 2015, 08:58 PM) *

QUOTE(Uleni Athram @ Dec 12 2015, 09:41 PM) *

They will learn to love to work, or they will learn to love the lash- Err, I mean, the villagers are probably on strike for some holiday breaks or something lol



I did wonder if they were striking for more housing - or maybe coats.

But I was afraid they might procreate if I gave them better/more houses; and that would mean more food needed (and since they stopped working the food production is down)

And they could have new coats if they would just build the hunters lodge or trading post; because the tailor's house is almost done - just no way to get skins to make the coats, lol.

They have all the materials they need, just won't work. And now their health is down - probably from over-crowded conditions in those houses, lol. I think there are 5-6 in each house (but that includes children); but I've set up houses for them to work on closer to the Hunter's shack I'm trying to get them to build, and they haven't built it either.

They also refused to build a hospital or an herbalist's shack; so can't heal whatever is wrong with them, lol.

GAAAAAAAH!

Oh well, if the village dies, I have learned a few things from this playthrough. I'll just start again.

I'm glad to hear you aren't letting failures discourage you. Growing a sustainable village is something of an art. The least miscalculation can trigger a death spiral. In the months I played I never mastered it, but do think I learned a thing or two or three. During one of my town's two major spirals it came so close to extinction I had pretty much given up hope and didn't throw in the towel only because of the time I had invented in it. (I want to say it happened at around the 100 year mark, which makes it the second major spiral, but might be wrong.)

It's been too long since I played to recall what might make citizens cease working. I'm pretty sure that catching certain diseases can cause it, but that's super easy to spot. Does not having proper coats during a cold winter cause them to idle? (Pure guess.)

I really ought to fire up the game again, but am so rusty I fear my village will crash and burn before I relearn what little I knew.

For nostalgia's sake, here's my village at 2 years and again at 100 years. The second view isn't all that impressive for a hundred year old village, but by then much of the settlement was located elsewhere.



Holy Cow, that 100 year one is Awesome! I'll have to learn a lot of something to get a village to last that long, lol. These are fantastic, Decrepit!

I so loved my second city, but it was winter and only one person left - starving and freezing. I was setting up the town and putting everything on pause, then one at a time having them build in order of need (like gatherer's huts and hunting lodges first, etc). But I couldn't get them through the winter. After that village I dropped down the difficulty level and went to easy instead of medium - got the next village through to level 5 befoire they died.

This one is at level 7; no one has died yet, but the average health has dropped down to 3 hearts instead of all the hearts lit up. The average happiness level is 5 stars, but I just can't get them to work at all. (no wonder they are happy, lol).


SubRosa
QUOTE(Uleni Athram @ Dec 12 2015, 09:41 PM) *

They will learn to love to work, or they will learn to love the lash- Err, I mean, the villagers are probably on strike for some holiday breaks or something lol

Where there's a whip, there's a way!
mALX
QUOTE(SubRosa @ Dec 13 2015, 01:02 AM) *

QUOTE(Uleni Athram @ Dec 12 2015, 09:41 PM) *

They will learn to love to work, or they will learn to love the lash- Err, I mean, the villagers are probably on strike for some holiday breaks or something lol

Where there's a whip, there's a way!



rollinglaugh.gif



mirocu
Uleeeniiiiii!!!! ohmy.gif ohmy.gif


I hope you´re still mad, but I sure hope you ain´t mad! laugh.gif
Callidus Thorn
*Rubs eyes, blink in disbelief*

Hey Uleni.

So they dropped the ball that badly with the new Battlefront?
Uleni Athram
QUOTE(SubRosa @ Dec 13 2015, 03:02 PM) *

QUOTE(Uleni Athram @ Dec 12 2015, 09:41 PM) *

They will learn to love to work, or they will learn to love the lash- Err, I mean, the villagers are probably on strike for some holiday breaks or something lol

Where there's a whip, there's a way!

Hey I remember that animation! That was waaaaaay before my time but I watched bits of it somewhere and that song, along with the Witch-King's ridiculously electronic voice, implanted itself in my memories! Haha

@Mirocu: Still mad as a hat but you already knew that so up is what and by the way do you want some rats?

@Callidus: Like you wouldn't believe.
mirocu
Yeah, sure. Send me some rats. I can feed them to my cat tongue.gif
Callidus Thorn
QUOTE(Uleni Athram @ Dec 13 2015, 02:41 PM) *

@Callidus: Like you wouldn't believe.


Oh I'd believe. I was expecting it to be a trainwreck from the moment EA got permission to develop it.
Uleni Athram
I'm kinda depressed about it; the graphics are BEYOND THIS WORLD. Imagine what they could do with that, if they mixed it with a well written original campaign.
Callidus Thorn
For that, you'd need a different developer. That game was doomed the moment EA got involved in its development. Because that's exactly what EA does.
Uleni Athram
I'm the eternal optimist, yo. Even if 99% is against me, I'd still root for the 1%. In this case I got wrong. Damn EA... sad.gif This is Star Wars we're talking about, and a franchise that is a cult classic too. SMH TBH.

Callidus Thorn
I've been damning EA since they got hold of Bioware. And there are plenty of others who've been doing it even longer laugh.gif

But the optimists were kidding themselves really, EA was only ever going to do one thing, the same thing they always do.

Run it into the ground.
mALX


Well, my people made it through the 10th year winter! I took them all off their chores and put them all into building to get the herbalist shack/hunters shack/tailor shop/and hospital (because they all got some disease) - so their health is up to 4.5 hearts and they now have coats for another winter.

So far no one has died! All the children grew up and began working; so I have 29 workers. Since the disease no more children have been born.

Anyway, as a reward for their hard work and making it to their 10th year I had them build a house finally; a nice stone house closer to the forest where the herbalist and hunter shack are - and immediately two moved into it!

So maybe once per year or so I'll build them one new house; maybe they will procreate again. After they got the hospital and herbs, the next year they built a gatherer's shack and a school for their children (the children they are not having anymore - so I turned the teacher into a builder temporarily, lol).

But anyway, really proud to have survived the striking workers, disease, and made it to 10 years.

Oh, and here is something odd - The chickens got too many for a pen, so I split them off into different pastures; they are overfilling 4 pastures now (and there are eggs out the butt in the store barns) - but only a few chickens in the storebarns, and none to sell at the new trading post!

And how do you buy sheep?

So - I have to figure out how to work the trading post.


Callidus Thorn
A plague of chickens! rollinglaugh.gif

Sounds like your game's going well, lucky you.

I'm having a terrible day, game-wise.
mALX
QUOTE(Callidus Thorn @ Dec 13 2015, 11:09 AM) *

A plague of chickens! rollinglaugh.gif

Sounds like your game's going well, lucky you.

I'm having a terrible day, game-wise.



It is, I have three large pastures and one kind of medium one - each is supposed to hold just 60 chickens, but they are getting overcrowded in there.

And when I split them, half of them disappear, but they aren't showing up in the other pens because they are over full already. So where are they going? Not into the food supply, and not into the trading post for some reason. I'd like to be able to sell chickens if they multiply that fast, lol.


Callidus Thorn
You must have some kind of chicken/rabbit hybrids or something laugh.gif
Uleni Athram
Can you like, trade with other players in Banished? That'd be like, so cash and diamonds if you could.
mALX
QUOTE(Callidus Thorn @ Dec 13 2015, 11:18 AM) *

You must have some kind of chicken/rabbit hybrids or something laugh.gif




YES! The chickens are breeding like rabbits!!!




QUOTE(Uleni Athram @ Dec 13 2015, 11:22 AM) *

Can you like, trade with other players in Banished? That'd be like, so cash and diamonds if you could.



I think it is single player; but you can trade with NPC's at the trading post. I have offered up cabbages; eggs; venison; and wheat - trying to get some sheep/fruit/vegetables/textiles.

So far no NPC's have come to the trading post though, and it has been up a whole season.


Callidus Thorn
Clearly, someone like this is lurking somewhere nearby, experimenting laugh.gif
Decrepit
QUOTE(mALX @ Dec 13 2015, 09:57 AM) *

So far no one has died! All the children grew up and began working; so I have 29 workers. Since the disease no more children have been born.

And how do you buy sheep?

So - I have to figure out how to work the trading post.
uuuummmmm . . .

No children???? Be careful. Be very careful. As your aging citizens begin to die off . . . it's gonna happen . . . there must be younger folk to take their place. Each private home holds only so many people . . . either five or six if memory serves. When that number is reached a house produces no more offspring. Complicating matters, villagers remain able to bear only until a certain age. At some point, before it's too late, you need to create new homes so that younger adults can move in and create more citizens as replacements and/or for village growth. That of course creates problems of its own as you then need more resources to warm, clothe and feed them. There is supposedly an ideal homes-to-population ratio that provides a good chance of sustainability (assuming all else goes well). I never quite figured it out.

Looks like you already know trading is how you get sheep and other needed items.
mALX
QUOTE(Callidus Thorn @ Dec 13 2015, 11:49 AM) *

Clearly, someone like this is lurking somewhere nearby, experimenting laugh.gif



rollinglaugh.gif


Or maybe this person:


http://fallout.wikia.com/wiki/Braun




Grits
Maybe your chickens will evolve and start running the place. ohmy.gif
mALX
QUOTE(Decrepit @ Dec 13 2015, 12:01 PM) *

QUOTE(mALX @ Dec 13 2015, 09:57 AM) *

So far no one has died! All the children grew up and began working; so I have 29 workers. Since the disease no more children have been born.

And how do you buy sheep?

So - I have to figure out how to work the trading post.
uuuummmmm . . .

No children???? Be careful. Be very careful. As your aging citizens begin to die off . . . it's gonna happen . . . there must be younger folk to take their place. Each private home holds only so many people . . . either five or six if memory serves. When that number is reached a house produces no more offspring. Complicating matters, villagers remain able to bear only until a certain age. At some point, before it's too late, you need to create new homes so that younger adults can move in and create more citizens as replacements and/or for village growth. That of course creates problems of its own as you then need more resources to warm, clothe and feed them. There is supposedly an ideal homes-to-population ratio that provides a good chance of sustainability (assuming all else goes well). I never quite figured it out.

Looks like you already know trading is how you get sheep and other needed items.



Yes, I did get worried about the not procreating for 3 years, that is what made me break down and build them a house.

I knew I needed a trading post to get sheep; just don't know how it works - how to get the NPC's to it or how to trade with them. I have set up for it to trade certain items as soon as the merchant traders arrive, but none have arrived. Will I be notified somehow when they do? And I didn't see sheep on the list, only meat and textiles. (and really wish I could trade away some of those live chickens).





QUOTE(Grits @ Dec 13 2015, 12:11 PM) *

Maybe your chickens will evolve and start running the place. ohmy.gif




panic.gif They're taking over !!!! laugh.gif




Decrepit
QUOTE(mALX @ Dec 13 2015, 11:20 AM) *

Yes, just don't know how it works - how to get the NPC's to it or how to trade with them. I have set up for it to trade certain items as soon as the merchant traders arrive, but none have arrived. Will I be notified somehow when they do? And I didn't see sheep on the list, only meat and textiles. (and really wish I could trade away some of those live chickens).
You will be visited by a number of traders. They don't all carry the same items. You can ask them to bring you only certain things, if it's on their choice menu. I never bothered with auto trade so can't help you there. Yes, the events window will let you know all trader arrivals. BTW, you can trade for a wide variety of plantable food crops and fruit/nut trees, as well as several farm animals. It's beneficial to grow/herd a healthy selection, but isn't something you have to rush to do. Starting in hard mode, my village had no farms, orchards or pastures for a number of years, with no great harm done.

Just after lunch I fired up my village for the first time in well over a year. It quickly became obvious that I have forgotten too many basics to attempt carrying on without first relearning the ropes with a newly started settlement. Don't know that I'm up to that, but won't rule it out.
mALX
QUOTE(Decrepit @ Dec 13 2015, 12:38 PM) *

QUOTE(mALX @ Dec 13 2015, 11:20 AM) *

Yes, just don't know how it works - how to get the NPC's to it or how to trade with them. I have set up for it to trade certain items as soon as the merchant traders arrive, but none have arrived. Will I be notified somehow when they do? And I didn't see sheep on the list, only meat and textiles. (and really wish I could trade away some of those live chickens).
You will be visited by a number of traders. They don't all carry the same items. You can ask them to bring you only certain things, if it's on their choice menu. I never bothered with auto trade so can't help you there. Yes, the events window will let you know all trader arrivals. BTW, you can trade for a wide variety of plantable food crops and fruit/nut trees, as well as several farm animals. It's beneficial to grow/herd a healthy selection, but isn't something you have to rush to do. Starting in hard mode, my village had no farms, orchards or pastures for a number of years, with no great harm done.

Just after lunch I fired up my village for the first time in well over a year. It quickly became obvious that I have forgotten too many basics to attempt carrying on without first relearning the ropes with a newly started settlement. Don't know that I'm up to that, but won't rule it out.



I found the vegetables and fruit on the "Purchase" page; but no sheep were on there. I was guessing they may be under meat or textiles, so put an amount of each of those up (but no traders have come).

I thought the hunters would bring in enough pelts for the tailor to keep everyone in coats, but the coat supply remains at zero in the store barn; and a few of my people were getting cold this past winter so I knew they didn't have coats. (although there were also two houses that didn't have firewood even though there was a good store of it in the supply areas - not sure why they were freezing when firewood was available) - so what I did was cancel all chores till the beginning of spring, and everyone stayed inside till the bad weather broke.

Oh, this is exciting if you are going to play too! I am loving this game so much, so tickled SubRosa gave it to me!!!


Callidus Thorn
I'll admit, I'm starting to get somewhat curious about this game...
mirocu
Hey guys biggrin.gif
Kiln
QUOTE(Callidus Thorn @ Dec 13 2015, 06:55 PM) *

I'll admit, I'm starting to get somewhat curious about this game...

Same here. It sounds entertaining.

Mirocu: Hello bird!

On Battlefront: I hoped that one of my favorite childhood games would make a triumphant return but sadly it looks like it has returned in a gutted and uninspiring gemeric laserfest. Aside from beautiful locations, the game is pretty unimpressive all around.
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