We are still playing the peasant simulator Life is Feudal:Your Own and surprisingly still having fun with it.
We’ve decided to run our own server at this point because after swapping server then suffering a rogue server wipe for ‘reasons’ we decided that it was time to avoid letting our building projects rest in the hands of others and just start our own server.
So far it’s been a blast. We have a launchpad settlement built for people to come by and supply or to live out of if the choose.
I modeled the village layout after Duskwood in World of Warcraft. As you can see it does not have a monument. We are playing on a password protected server and we only allow friends on. That means we’re not too worried about setting up and maintaining claims. Honestly this is fine by me since claims are really for public servers and just ruin the aesthetics of a settlement anyway.
Unless you love the way the monument looks, but that’s just a personal preference really.
Moving to a private server has been a boon. We can play how we want when we want and we have control over the server settings.
No more of this 0.8 terraforming speed that means you only get 8 stone per tick from a stone quarry. This was seriously the terraforming setting on Aski when we built the Abbey. It was tedious to say the least.
Though I could understand why the admins on the Kingdom of Aski didn’t realize that the server settings were tedious since they were mostly playing in GM mode. The game is a lot less of a hassle when you don’t have to wait 10 minutes to complete an action and you can instantly build things as opposed to having to go through all of the steps to make it happen.
In Life is Feudal if you want to build a house you’ll need to get all of the components. If you need wood you’ll first need to get tools to obtain the wood, then use the tools to process the wood into whatever the building plan requires and then you can complete the structure. If it takes stone or metal, then you’ll need to quarry or dig stone and mine and process the metal. If the house requires doors and windows you’ll also have to go out and make glass and pick enough posies to grind into flux for steel and even mortar.
Safe to say it’s a process.
When you have enough time it can be a rewarding venture. When you have a full time job, a house, a baby and other real life obligations it gets to be a bit much. Then lump on top of that the farming aspect of the game where you take care of animals and farm. For things like leather and rope it helps to have a farmer. If you want food that doesn’t suck you’ll also want to farm.
Just being a farmer can be a full time gig. Doing it in regular mode also becomes a serious pain in the fact that you’ll have to offload your stuff all of the time and you have to wait 4 in game days for your crops to mature. In the meantime you have to make sure you muck out the animal housing and feed your critters or they’ll die and you’ll lose their resources.
This game can be as easy or as difficult as you want it to be. That can be a boon or a bust depending on how you want to play the game.
Honestly I like it, but I don’t think I could enjoy playing on a tougher rule set server for the time being. Mostly because I just have so much else to do. That and you know, roads don’t build themselves.
Speaking of which I need to go and do that other stuff now. Until next time!