Hi Dark, Yeah, I see that. I think one of my mistakes early on was I'd start out with 14 people, and I figured I needed at least 3 or maybe four farms to handle them because of SoundRTS I would assign about 4 people to a farm, but the game isn't like that. As a result I maybe have grosely over used my materials in trying to add too many farms etc for each person increasing the amount of work required by my peasants and farmers to maintain the gathering and growing.
As for knights and soldiers i've been advancing in the game since I wrote my last e-mail, and almost managed to b build a ship and sail away before my castaways got over run by goblins. I did have three knights this time which kept the goblins at bay until they got injured and sick and the goblin hoard swarmed us on mass before my knights recovered. Such is luck I guess. Cheers! On 7/15/11, dark <d...@xgam.org> wrote: > Hi Tom. > > I think one thing that appeals to me in the game is precisely this. You > don't just say "I want this many people, i'll need this much food), you need > to monitor what is happening, change things around according to what your > doing and if something looks as if it's going wrong, just assign some more > people. > > like entombed, Castaways is an extremely reactive game, where you get a > situation that's ongoing which you need to deal with dynamically, rather > than just preparing and letting fly. > > As to avoiding the goblins though, remember that knights are five times as > effective as soldiers. To train a knight, you need a sword and armour, and > for that you need a blacksmith, and for that you need ore mined and smelted > (I've found that one blacksmith who part times as a metalurgist and one > metalurgist who part times as a miner are good enough if you give them > enough time to work). > > Soldiers are really only useful because they can become knights and not on > their own. > > Also, bare in mind the goblins appear ostly at the edges of the map. I once > made the mistake of assuming they always came from the northeast, and built > a settlement on A row, then booom! in one move the goblins destroy my > storehouse by entering at A 7. > > Thus, I tend to use the middle south area for my buildings, and usually > start off by putting the storehouse and tavern on E 11 and 12. > > Beware the grue! > > Dark. > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Thomas Ward" <thomasward1...@gmail.com> > To: "Gamers Discussion list" <firstname.lastname@example.org> > Sent: Friday, July 15, 2011 6:24 PM > Subject: Re: [Audyssey] question about farms in castaways > > >> Hi, >> >> I think this is my problem as well. I am use to calculating stats like >> in SoundRTS, and am having enormous difficulty adapting to way farms >> are used in Castaways. I think it is a good idea, but I've had serious >> trouble getting my farms to produce what I need in the right amounts >> to keep my people from starving while having to build an army to fight >> off the goblin hoards. While I'm beginning to get to grips with the >> food production in my last game the goblins came and whiped me out >> before I was really prepared to fight them. >> >> On 7/15/11, dark <d...@xgam.org> wrote: >>> the calculations are much more complex than that really, this isn't like >>> sound rts where one farm produces a given amount of food and that's that. >>> >>> Even vegitables, which are the simplest food in the game need taking from >>> farms to storehouse by peasants, and you'll be in trouble if you don't >>> have >>> people free to do this. Then, wheat needs first grinding into flour by >>> your >>> peasants, and then baking into bread at the bakery before it's any use, >>> and >>> wine needs putting in barrels and serving by a bar tender (so you need to >>> keep the supply of barrels handy too. >>> >>> Also, while it is indeed good to work on one person per farm, each farm >>> actually does a litle more than one person can produce, so if you want >>> more >>> from your farms, extra farmers can be helpful. >>> >>> For how many precisely you need, it's just a matter of keeping watching >>> on >>> what's in your storehouse and what your peasants are doing, and what gets >>> taken to the tavern to be used, it's just a matter of looking at the >>> factors >>> involved, what your population is, how many are working, what other food >>> sources you have to contribute, and then balancing things out as they >>> come >>> u. >>> >>> I think this is one of the most interesting things about Castaways >>> generally, it's not merely a case of working out stratogy x and sticking >>> to >>> it with perminantly stacked ratios, you have to considder your current >>> circumstances and play to what's going on, ---- at least until you get a >>> really stable economy going and that takes a lot of time and work to >>> setup. >>> >>> Beware the Grue! >>> >>> Dark. >> >> --- >> Gamers mailing list __ Gamers@audyssey.org >> If you want to leave the list, send E-mail to >> gamers-unsubscr...@audyssey.org. >> You can make changes or update your subscription via the web, at >> http://audyssey.org/mailman/listinfo/gamers_audyssey.org. >> All messages are archived and can be searched and read at >> http://email@example.com. >> If you have any questions or concerns regarding the management of the >> list, >> please send E-mail to gamers-ow...@audyssey.org. > > > --- > Gamers mailing list __ Gamers@audyssey.org > If you want to leave the list, send E-mail to > gamers-unsubscr...@audyssey.org. > You can make changes or update your subscription via the web, at > http://audyssey.org/mailman/listinfo/gamers_audyssey.org. > All messages are archived and can be searched and read at > http://firstname.lastname@example.org. > If you have any questions or concerns regarding the management of the list, > please send E-mail to gamers-ow...@audyssey.org. > --- Gamers mailing list __ Gamers@audyssey.org If you want to leave the list, send E-mail to gamers-unsubscr...@audyssey.org. 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