Happy New Year to all of you!
New year; new game! I've made a few excursions, but now I'm back where I belong: in the North!
As you might have understood, I like hard challenges and I have decided to try a Nordic game without building any schools. I'm not sure, that it's even possible to build a larger settlement with only uneducated workers with the present version of the North mod. I've studied my old notes with the production numbers and if I've got you right @Tom Sawyer
, in most cases an uneducated makes 75% of what an educated make. This will make many productions unprofitable (= the production cost is higher than the value of the product in trade).
I don't know what strategies I'm going to use, but my initial thoughts are: If possible; no food import, no barter trade, import of as much "unprofitable" goods as possible and a not too fast growth. Since I don't really know the production numbers of the uneducated, yet, I don't really know what I can sell and what I ought to import, but it will be shown during the game.
As I played the "Wise old lady" in @Abandoned
īs Nordic story, I wasn't really comfortable giving advice, because I've seldom played the North with a mild climate. I think this is a good opportunity to learn how much the difference between mild and harsh is. If I really want to succeed, I guess that harsh would be a bit too hard in this case.
In my last Nordic games I have used the Nordic forest and lake maps, so it's time to play on a valley map. I think the uneducated will be a challenge enough, so I've just chosen the "Farmers" start option. But there's nothing wrong with some action; the disasters stay on!
This is a game for 2017 but I actually did a small "false start" yesterday. I will show you a few starting pictures.First picture
Starting options. I only use 2 mods. The North and @Tom Sawyer
īs new Russian houses. This time I will use them.
I have a question to you @Tom Sawyer
; I've read on your homepage, that the Russion houses have a "good" energy balance. What does that mean? Are the red houses better? I can't build any yet but sometime I hope, I can get some bricks and I want to know, if they pay off. I guess I can't "play around" much in this game and build a lot of those houses, just because I like the look. Second picture
November year 2, everyone has a home. I like the Russian houses. But I am a little bit confused about the footprint. You can see it very clear in the snow. On the part where the small path to the door is, there's a road, but not on the tile in front of the door and the tile next to it. Could people pass here? If not, I guess you have to be careful, how you place the house, so you don't close the access to the door.Third picture
This is how far I got. I remember @Abandoned
from your last story, how shocked the parents were, as their 19 year old son hooked up with a widow of 40+. What will the parents of this 10 years old think? And what does the 28 year old widow think, taking a new husband in the same age as her children?