Back in February, I wrote a couple of posts about playing Banished and how to go about it – Surviving on your own in Banished Part One: Villagers and Part Two: Resources. Then, about a week or so later, I wrote a recount of one of my first attempts at playing the game with hard starting conditions – Banished: A game of hard starting conditions (part one and part two). That was a far from perfect fifty years of the game and I made many mistakes I would not make now. However, the entire reason for me showing one of my first attempts at hard starting conditions was to show how forgiving the game is. The truth is, Banished is nowhere near as hard as some reviewers like to tell you it is.
Since then, the game has been updated and I wrote a brief post in July about the changes that have happened since my previous posts. That lead to me playing the game again for a while and so, I am here with another surviving on your own in Banished post. This time, I will be adjusting some statements I made before due to changes in the game, as well as adding some other tips to help everyone survive and prosper in a game of Banished.
Getting resources from their source to the home
Getting resources from their source to the home is pretty much what Banished is all about – succeed and the town will prosper, fail and everyone will starve or freeze to death. How to achieve this is an important thing to consider as well, since longer trips will result in resource gatherers having less time to gather resources, thus hurting efficiency. Of course, it’s not entirely plausible to have everything near our people’s homes so we have to carefully balance distance and resource abundance. However, it’s not as hard as it might sound.