Order of Working the Land

The land closest to the city centre is worked firstLands closest to the city centre are worked first. When a land is worked, this is what happens:
  • Work is spent on the claim cost of the land (which is more the farther the land is from the centre). If the claim cost can't be met, the land might be unclaimed.
  • If there are needed goods in the city's stocks, the land takes the goods into its own storage. The land may stock up to 10 years in advance.
  • If there is enough materials on hand as well as enough work, the work is used and the output is produced. If there is less than needed, then production is scaled back accordingly. For example, a weaver with only has 25 yarn will use only 15 work and output only 250 clothing. However, the full demand for stocks and work is still placed towards the city's stores. This may result in a situations where the cityinfo panel displays both unused work as well as needed work.

Eastlake map

From the example of Eastlake (see the picture above):
  • First the centre (A) is worked, then the four lands surrounding it, and then outwards.
  • The bakery (B) won't be able to operate if there isn't flour and wood.
  • The windmill (C) is one of the last lands to be worked. Because the windmill is last, it can use the wheat from the many wheat farms (D) in the city on the same turn the wheat is produced.

Then, on the next turn, the bakery (B) will use the flour in the stocks to bake with. If the bakery had been placed further out than the windmill, then it could have used the flour on the same turn it was made.

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