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Cowboy’s Hut

Cowboy's Hut



Welcome to the Cowboy Herders’ Hut Information Site.

Before you choose a place to build the Cowboy herder’s Hut, take into account the location from the Restaurant, Warehouse and/or other Herder(s). After you have selected a place for the hut you have to craft the Cowboy Hut block and place it with the Building Tool. Once the Cowboy Hut is placed, the Herder will be automatically assigned (or you can manually assign one with the best Traits for a Herder if you changed this in the settings tab in the Town Hall’s GUI.

Now you will have to issue the builder the “Build” assignment so it can build the “Cowboy’s Hut”. Once the builder is done, you will have to capture and bring in 2 Cows the herder’s hut. The herder will not catch and bring in any Cows, only breed and butcher the ones in his hut area, so make sure you provide it with 2 initial Cows.

Note: The Herder will only keep alive 2 Cows per hut level, so at level 5 they will have 10 animals in their holding pens alive to breed and butcher. This means they will keep MORE and have faster production and collection of meats, drops and by products. So:

Building Level Cows “Housed”
1 2
2 4
3 6
4 8
5 10

Now you can access the Cowboy’s Hut block (right click on it) and you will see a GUI with different options:

Herder GUI

The Worker assigned and it's Level. (The worker levels up in time by doing it's work. The higher the level the faster and more efficient they will be). And the buttons:

  • Fire/Hire Worker: If you think you have a better citizen for the job with better skills or traits.
  • Recall Worker: If the worker gets stuck somewhere, or you just want to see what the worker has or give them something directly.
  • Build/Upgrade Building: To create the build/upgrade/relocation work order for this building.
  • Repair Building: So the builder can recreate the original building (at the current level) and fix any broken, missing or unwanted addons to the original building.
  • List of Recipes: Lists the recipes that you have taught to this worker's hut.
  • Teach Recipe: Opens a 2x2 crafting grid which allows you to teach this hut recipes, which the currently assigned worker will use to craft items that they require.
  • Inventory: This is the most important button. Here you can access the buildings storage from where the worker takes and deposits materials, tools and anything they find along the way (citizens will pickup anything in their path that is considered a drop; saplings, seeds, rotten flesh, bones, arrows, etc.).

The Cowboy is the ONLY type of Herder that has a pg.2 in the Hut GUI. With an option:

Cowboy GUI pg.2

This is "page 2" of the GUI. It shows one

  • Collecting Milk: By default. In this mode you will have to provide the herder as many empty buckets as you like and in return he will milk the cows and give you back buckets of milk along with the meat and drops.

  • Not Collecting Milk:: In this mode, the Herder will not be asking or waiting for buckets, it will jsut breed and butcher the cows and will not collect milk.

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