Just reached 200 population on my 1st town that doesn't look set to burn, starve or age into oblivion. Anyone else enjoying this game?
It was fun for a few days when it came out. Not much reason to play it after that.
pretty much. i was dead bored by 20 hours because my town was self sufficient or close to it. if theres any expansions/good dlc in the future though, id definitely pick them up
Screencaps from my "Tenure" run: 500+ population for 200 years.
You can see on the minimap that I had six of these market hubs (plus a big area for mines/quarries on the left), which could support about 150 citizens each.
Once all of my hubs were established, my population did this boom/bust pattern. Fires and plagues actually spurred a lot of pop growth because they cleared out the old people who were hogging the houses.
this was my biggest, lost interest soon after
My various stockpile levels. Kept way more junk around than I needed, just in case.
I'd say somewhere between 20 to 30 hours, but it's doable in much less. I wasted a ton of time fiddling with my hub layouts and going for various achievements along the way (which is why I have all those mines/quarries rather than just trading firewood for stone/iron/coal).
Also, once I hit 900+ population, my CPU started chugging and I could only keep it at 5X speed.
The last 50 years were a complete bore. I just left it running while I watched TV.
Thing I dislike the most about Banished that you constantly have to be building new houses for people to live in and you need to keep expanding your town in order to survive. If you leave your town be a while without new houses for people to live in your population starts to die off and one grandma living in a stone house prevents a young couple from moving in, having kids and keeping the town alive by producing workers to replace the old people.
Is there? My experience is that the old people refuse to leave their homes fast enough for the population to stay healthy. If there is a certain amount of populated houses to keep the population steady, please let me know.