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Offline twilightbreeze

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How to YOU get your workers to work fast?
« on: July 08, 2017, 12:55:27 AM »
I have the latest 07 version, and I have found that the workers tend to wander off and idle when assigned to something more often than in 06. I have the 'flatten tool" and that works well, but since have discovered a more sure fire way to get them to clear an area faster.
Stock piles. I set a max stockpile (15 x 15) on top of the area I want to denude. My workers apparently see that as super important, and clear the area fast, leaving nice filled stockpile. I then delete it, and again, they clear it off faster than with the flatten tool, to my main permanant stockpiles. Works for me.

What tricks to you guys use??
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Re: How to YOU get your workers to work fast?
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2017, 11:33:13 PM »
Oh, that's interesting.  I hadn't noticed too much of a difference in speed, though I have seen others complain of small bugs like this.

I think it's worth it at this point @twilightbreeze  posting over at the Banished main page and marking it as a bug so that Luke sees it before he completes the next Beta.
He also needs to fix the debug tool as well.
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Re: How to YOU get your workers to work fast?
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2017, 12:58:16 AM »
i personally love tu turn everywhere into tons of giant stockpiles. the resources are automatically added to the future stockpile without any need to be moved.
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Re: How to YOU get your workers to work fast?
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2017, 03:09:54 AM »
QueryEverything - Ok, I'll repost my first message as a bug report. Hopefully, it might fix the idle issue too.

RedKetchup - I am a bit of a neat nik...I like the semblance of order. lol.... ;D

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Re: How to YOU get your workers to work fast?
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2017, 03:46:38 AM »
Like @QueryEverything I haven't noticed any difference in any speed or higher affinity to idling, but others have, so there is probably an issue somewhere. I rather think, that a certain combination of mods than the game update itself causes this. I've played several games since I upgraded, and I think I would have noticed, if laborers work would have bin slower.

I don't use any tricks by clearing land. I've never had any problems, except maybe in very large games (5000 inhabitants or so) where nothing really work well. If I need it to be done fast, I use the priority tool, that works best for me. Of cause it's always good to start with a stockpile of a "proper" size (=enough to put the cleared material close). It do speed things up when they don't have to carry the logs too far, but I don't think you mean this.

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Re: How to YOU get your workers to work fast?
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2017, 05:02:56 AM »
I have way less than 100 people with no idling problem at all, with so few people I would notice.  4.5% happiness.  :)

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Re: How to YOU get your workers to work fast?
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2017, 06:36:09 AM »
@twilightbreeze unless you post by another name over on another forum, with whom I've been talking with, then this is definitely not unique.  I'll update the post over there as well now that I've seen this thread, and know that post is not unique (now :) ).

I will try and play a straight run through over the next couple of days, but with 2 different people (because I'm assuming you would have said we'd previously talked under a different name ;) ) I'm not sure there's not much else I can add - other than mod details.  And I have a lot of mods, so that my take a while.

Would be interesting to know what, if any feedback you get from other places - if you post elsewhere.  :)
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Re: How to YOU get your workers to work fast?
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2017, 06:42:09 AM »
Also - once you've posted, can you please share the link here @twilightbreeze so that we can follow along. :)
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Re: How to YOU get your workers to work fast?
« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2017, 01:17:34 AM »
I thought that builders goes to manually gather ressources instead of building. It's not obvious to know if they are done with a manually task or not.

i personally love tu turn everywhere into tons of giant stockpiles. the resources are automatically added to the future stockpile without any need to be moved.
Sometimes I made specialized stockpile to manually clean an area then I destroy it to move the ressources closer to my town.

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Re: How to YOU get your workers to work fast?
« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2017, 07:30:20 AM »
The only idlers I've noticed are builders.  However, technically they are not idling but gathering resources instead of building-even though resources are in a stockpile right in front of them.  Maybe marking areas for gathering takes precedence?  If I prioritize the building, they will go do it.