cobaltjones wrote:The main problem with Salem is the complete and utter reliance on FOOD to do ANYTHING in the game. It really hamstrings you in the early game and just spirals into a ridiculous situation when you're trying to do actual construction and keep having to go and forage for food every 10 minutes to continue paving the ground.
The fact that stamina is directly tied to food consumption and not inactivity/rest/water makes the game painful to enjoy.
Cooked deer meat is where it's at for bulk stat regen. That being said, I don't see why they can't have a slow regeneration of stats on their own. Mostly to prevent noobs from getting stuck up on cliffs.
Edit: That being said, even with a P3 node sitting just over the hill it was something to worry about. For beginners without node access that must really suck. At least nodes aren't as exclusive as they are in haven.