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Community Vote – Which name fits best

Hello dear The Settlers community!

We have previously introduced the Residences to you and outlined their function in said article as well as our blog about the Food & Stamina System.

In order to summarize the function of the building again shortly:

They are occupied by up to 4 settlers (depending on the building’s level). These settlers go to market stalls where all the food ingredients, produced by the Hunter, Gatherer, the Farm etc, are offered. They bring these back to the building and prepare meals with the ingredients.

When they’ve finished cooking, they transport these meals to hungry workers to refill their stamina, e.g. a Woodcutter, a Miner etc.

A thing that we noticed based on previous playtests and player feedback was, that naming these buildings “residences” creates a wrong expectation as to the function they are fulfilling in your settlement and your economy.

We’re now planning to change the building’s name to something clearer, less confusing and closer to its function.

So now, we ask for your opinion: Given the function of the building, which name do you think fits best?

Vote for your favorite below and feel free to post your thoughts in the comments.

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[Building] Guild House

There are two main unit types of settlers we need for our economy: Builders and Workers.
Builders are needed to construct new buildings and roads.
Workers instead occupy the buildings themselves. They can turn into woodcutters, weaponsmiths, millers, miners and any other craftsman type.

Central to our whole settlement is having enough workers and builders to construct and staff new buildings. Our settlers first need to be trained to take over these jobs, though, and for that we need a Guild house.

In the Guild House 3 settlers can be trained simultaneously if the building is supplied with enough tools. Workers will always use copper tools while builders will later require iron and steel tools to construct advanced buildings.

The Guild House starts at Hamlet-Level and can be upgraded twice:

At Hamlet-Level, the Guild House can train workers as well as builders who can construct Tier 1 and Tier 2 buildings.

At Village-Level, we can now train advanced builders using iron tools who can construct Tier 3 buildings.

And at Town-Level, we can use steel tools to train master builders who can build the most advanced Tier 4 buildings.

With a growing settlement we need to regularly train more workers and builders to keep up with the increasing demand. We can prepare and already start the training of new workers so they are ready as soon as a new production building is finished.

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