Folk Tale Alpha 30 rolls ten patches from the experimental build into the main stable version on Steam. Please see the incremental patch links at the bottom of this post for more info.
Players can now optionally pause gameplay by pressing spacebar to toggle tactical mode. The camera can still be moved, and hero commands issued including targeting abilities. Less nimble players now have time to think.
Build defensive wooden walls (palisade) in an overhaul of the walls system. Control passage with the gatehouse, and add additional fortification with watchtowers. Both gatehouses and watchtowers can be garrisoned with Hunters and Arbalists by selecting units and then clicking with the secondary mouse button. The Barracks has been redesigned to occupy less space.
Previously, workers would spend an increasing amount of time walking to various service points to consume food / clothes / mead causing productivity to drop. So we’ve changed how economy works to improve gameplay. Needs are now met without the need to travel. Not only does this mean workers now do more of what you want them to do - work - military units now also consume food, and hunters can be garrisoned as early military ranged units. We’ve received very positive feedback so far and the change helps a great deal with balancing.
We’re adding lore books, journals and crafting recipes to encourage dungeon delving. We’re in the early stages as part of an overhaul of crafting, but the new lore book UI adds to immersion and world flavour, as well as better connecting the village and adventuring aspects of gameplay.
Building fires can now break out accidentally or through arson. The behavior of wells has been automated, and placement is now important as fires can spread. Unhappy villagers now start to rebel after a while (depending on difficulty setting), resorting to theft and arson.
Did you know that regular updates are made to the experimental build? The public version on Steam is the stable version, and is only updated every few months to allow youtubers and more casual players more time to finish their video series and save games. But if you'd like more patches, please visit the link above. Accessing experimental builds takes 5 seconds, and is part of the Steam ecosystem.
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