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Nosferatu Nov 20, 2012 @ 1:51am
Quick Townie tips for staying alive on the surface.
1. trees are bad
cut down as few trees as you have to in the beginning, otherwise treemen will kill your townies if the frogs don't. -- setup a tree farm asap using easy to get saplings instead. You'll thank me for it later

1.1 grab any easy to find wild grain, and start a small wheat farm

2. Once you have a small but constant supply of wood, make armour and weapons - then use that to take out the frogs. then use your armoured dudes to get some more wild grain that's a bit harder to get and plant those

And then slowely expand both farms until you have a constant supply of food and decent armour.

The treemen can be a real killer in the beginning so do watch out for them =)
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Nosferatu Nov 20, 2012 @ 1:52am 
oh and do be careful with the autoequip button and planting without the easy resources, otherwise your townies will run around helpless trying to get these and get knocked off
Proteus2 Nov 22, 2012 @ 1:21am 
And dont autofarm meat, your townies will wander all over the place to kill wild animals if the fam runs dry, and dont kill all your chickens or cows in one go, same reason for milk and eggs.

Only deaths I've had this game so far was one muppet wandering to the far end on the map to collect and egg and getting frogged and later his ghost killed a comrade trying to do the same thing...
Faya AOP finding bugs since 1980 Nov 22, 2012 @ 2:02am 
Oh we making a tipps section!



Originally posted by Nossie:
1. trees are bad
cut down as few trees as you have to in the beginning, otherwise treemen will kill your townies if the frogs don't. -- setup a tree farm asap using easy to get saplings instead. You'll thank me for it later

1.1 grab any easy to find wild grain, and start a small wheat farm

2. Once you have a small but constant supply of wood, make armour and weapons - then use that to take out the frogs. then use your armoured dudes to get some more wild grain that's a bit harder to get and plant those

And then slowely expand both farms until you have a constant supply of food and decent armour.

The treemen can be a real killer in the beginning so do watch out for them =)

Make sure to have a fruit tree farm aswell, dont produce raw bread, make pie! (the cake is a lie btw)
Make a dinning room, if possible with furniture asap.
To get people quick even at the beginning , lay down personal rooms w/o furniture. Remember, you need excess living room to attract townies.

I noticed it helps to have Tilling on high prioritie, then you can use the till command to zerg enemy frogs or tree men or even brownies.

F.
Kevu Nov 22, 2012 @ 5:39am 
And beware collecting bones early on! You may be feeding your people to the carnivorous plants across the map. ;)
Nalidus Nov 22, 2012 @ 6:33am 
Originally posted by Nossie:
1. trees are bad
cut down as few trees as you have to in the beginning, otherwise treemen will kill your townies if the frogs don't. -- setup a tree farm asap using easy to get saplings instead. You'll thank me for it later

Actually, get some wood and stone and make wooden hammers. Those are enough to kill treemen. Especially since Townies usually swarm during treechopping. So, if one gets attacked, then the rest close by will attack the treeman as well. As far as I recall, I have never lost a Townie to Treemen.

Also, stone hammers or stone spears are good enough against Froggies (not Toadies) as well.
[GTX780]ByblosHex Nov 22, 2012 @ 10:04am 
You can right-click on your own domesticated animals to harvest them individually to avoid Townies randomly hunting down animals in the wild.
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