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06-21-2019, 01:13 PM

The heart of the Settlers economy is the distribution of goods and their transportation. As many of these processes are automated, a complex game system is necessary to make smart decisions. We call this the “Resource Broker,” and it plays an important role since the very first game, “The Settlers.” Today, we want to give you a detailed insight into how it works!

The “Resource Broker” decides which goods are transported to which location and by what unit. For the player, it is important that the automated ruleset behind these decisions is effective on the one hand, but also predictable, as the player needs to understand what is happening in their settlement.

As hundreds, or even thousands of transports happen simultaneously without player commands, the player instead needs to be able to make decisions that influence the Resource Broker indirectly. Creative Director Volker Wertich gives you a detailed insight into how the system works - check it out on The Settlers Alliance (https://www.thesettlers-alliance.com/en/dev-resource-broker/)