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Topic Subject:Markets Going for Wheat at Palace Granaries
HagridOfTheDeep
Pleb
posted 08-10-19 06:49 ET (US)         
Hello. I've reached the final level of the peaceful campaign.
One of the constraints here is that there is very limited farmland but relatively bountiful fishing spots.

I trying to supply all of my housing with fish. Trouble is, in the far west of the map, above the island with farmland, I am needing to grow wheat and fruit to feed my patricians. My next closest plebian block is still relatively far from this food supply, but my market ladies prioritize wheat over the abundant fish nearby and go on a far-flung journey to get wheat from my palace granaries. This prevents the market ladies from adequately feeding the pleb block they are meant to supply. Any thought of getting them pottery under this current scenario seems out of the question.

I realize market ladies prioritize wheat. Here are some questions I have:

1) Why are my farther pleb blocks okay with fish? They are still connected to the wheat granary; it's just extremely far away.

2) How far is "far enough" for the market ladies to be okay with fish?

3) Is there some building trick I can use to keep my market ladies away from the wheat granaries? I have tried reading up on how to use gardens as more effective gatehouses, but when I do that it still messes up my fish granaries' "getting fish" command, which I still need.

Any help is very appreciated!
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Brugle
HG Alumnus
posted 08-10-19 11:15 ET (US)     1 / 1       
Hi HagridOfTheDeep, welcome to Caesar III Heaven.
Why are my farther pleb blocks okay with fish?
A market buyer will not go to a granary or warehouse if the N tile of the granary or warehouse is more than 39 tiles (counting vertically, horizontally, or diagonally) from the N tile of the market. If the fish granary is the only one close enough, the markets will get only fish as food.
How far is "far enough" for the market ladies to be okay with fish?
All markets are OK with fish. If you don't want a market to get a another food, either don't connect the market to a granary with another food or put any granary with another food far enough away (as explained above).
Is there some building trick I can use to keep my market ladies away from the wheat granaries?
No.
Any help is very appreciated!
I think it is better to use the southeast (large) island to grow wheat (and fruit if you have grand insulae or palaces), for two reasons. One is that the fishing is very good in the west, so you may want to put a lot of fish-eating housing in the west. The other is that the large island can support a lot more farms, so it is possible to have some nearby plebeian houses eating wheat.

Both times I have built Massilia (with quite different designs), I have used the large island to grow wheat and fruit (and vines). In both I built several unconnected sets of blocks and foods suppliers, some of which eat the same food, since I find it easier to get a smaller section of the city to run smoothly. In neither did I depend on putting granaries "too far away" (but I did do that in a couple of other cities, just for fun).
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