I noticed one other person on this forum having this same issue, but even after searching the web constantly since last night, I have yet to find someone else having this same problem. I'm on the first island and just finished the Creature Tutorial (haven't played in awhile). The moment I finished the tutorial, I noticed my village telling me they wanted food. Upon inspection, I find that my villagers have congregated and random groups (by the fountain, in the middle of a field) and some other villagers are still working but not returning anything to the storehouse. On stats, they all say 'Avoiding Something'. The village the tuturial had me take over is operating without a problem. I even went ahead and demolished and cleared the area of almost everything to see if it would change, but, no difference. Does anyone have any ideas?
6th May 2007
Inflict fear. It usually helps to make them avoid being useless. If that doesn't help do the work for them. Or you could set the tasks to do by picking them and putting them on the thing you wish them to do.
11th November 2006
Can't you just pick up a giant rock and throw it near the fountain?(Not a smart idea if its by a hill) That would give them something to really avoid.
Darth Taxi;4202206Inflict fear. It usually helps to make them avoid being useless. If that doesn't help do the work for them. Or you could set the tasks to do by picking them and putting them on the thing you wish them to do.
Its not that they are just standing around, they are trying to get to the storehouse, then turn around and run back to where they were. Walk a few feet, then run back. Like I said, I destroyed all the buildings (without saving) to see if they were blocked, and no change. I even reassigned them to new jobs. They turn to go the store house, stop, and run back. I even tried killing some of them. The only way I can keep them alive is to keep gathering food myself. Any other ideas?
6th May 2007
Whoa! You got something serious there... might be bug...btw aren't villagers avoiding you? Too much fear inflicted maybe? Sorry, nothing comes to my mind except start again or patch the game.
Yes, unforunately I'm starting to think its a severe bug. I have no fear or anything else inflicted, for the most part. 1.8% evil, even though I haven't done anything 'evil' except take over a town.
Oh, and I almost forgot. Not sure what else to patch the game with. I'm sure my town/save is hosed, but I've also completely patched the game (before this happened.)
18th August 2007
I posted the solution to your problem already you just have to find the forum that I first spotted this question in. Sorry but I just don't want to post the same answer to the same question 7 times a day.