Hello LordAwsomeness, Merith and IPS
Thank you very much for your posts and ideas and feedback and bug reports.
I am so sorry that I could not reply to you all on time,
I had no time at all to spend on Wesnoth
and unfortunately I still have no time at all..
But there is a (very small) chance that I will look into my mod again soon, but only for a short time.
Your feedback is very important to me and I will try to implement all of your suggestions on my next update (whenever I get a chance to do it). Unfortunately it will also depend on whether I would be able to finish my main update (Adding Orcs race to New Settlers) within reasonable time. Before I finish that (Orc update) I am unable to do any other updates (well there is a work around, but I wouldn't like to use it, for multiple reasons) or the game will be very broken and unplayable.So to summarize:
1) Thank you LordAwsomeness, I continued the Dovolente's project (originaly I found it in DOV MAP PACK as DOV SETTLERS mod somewhere on server 1.10) because I really liked the idea.. and made some (hundreds of) changes and bug fixes.
2) Thank you Merith, I will have a look into it when I get some time. Sorry it's a bit late for you I guess.. But thank you very much for your report, I never noticed this bug so I will try to make it happen and fix it if I can.
3) Thank you IPS for your afford and support and offer to help.
a) Of course you can create a new version from the original, everyone is allowed to do it, I don't mind at all. The only problem would be that I would not be able to update it with new ideas and bug fixes (but at the moment I have no time to do any updates anyway, so there is nothing bad at all to make a new version from mine with your maps if you have will and time to do it)
b) I will try to find your map pack on 1.10 and save it into 1.12 New Settlers next update (when I have time to do it, hopefully in nearest future, but unfortunately in worst case you may wait for it for 2 years, I have no idea when my life will give me enough time for wesnoth). I will also add options to remove/change the 3 hex village rule (make it adjustable from 0 to 10.. or something) so your maps would be playable with New Settlers settings...
c) I hope to hear from you again in some future.. including all of your ideas about balance and everything else you may have in mind. Really Sorry for late reply to your posts. ;(
Anyone who has any ideas at all, I would be very happy to see them here.. Map packs would be even more appreciated because there are currently a lot of bugs with large random maps (5+ players).. I could even change some settings just to use with these maps if you liked.. (for example different terrains would give different bonuses etc.. sand could give food or gold or whatever else.. i'm opened to suggestions).
But, please note, I already have a list of 500+ lines of my own ideas and bug fixes and ideas of others, all the time I have to choose between some of them to be done first.. and some of them to be done after.. I'm trying to listen to everyone, and pay special attention to bug fixes first or if multiple people have similar ideas/requests/wishes. I am very limited on time and physically unable to make them all live straight away. Some of them may take years only because the other ideas may be first on the list and unfortunately I'm only 1 human person who may like some of the ideas more and some of ideas less.. But even if I dislike something I may add it to New Settlers as optional (for example Dovolente's settings.. I don't like them, but somebody requested to have them, and I don't mind at all). So please post here any suggestions, I will listen to everyone, you all are very welcome!