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Hi guys!

Today  I started on the new update branch, and I am having a horrible time starting a colony. I get high level diggers, cooks and scientists, and a regular level builder. When I try to tell them to start building, half of them go to idle and the other half do everything possible but building. Can someone supply a tutorial on how to start a colony with all the new jobs and such?

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Have you used the job menu?

If you want buildings to get done before something else put it on higher priority.

I did start with 2 diggers and 1 builder to start with. 

You have to remember that sweeping is higher priority than building. 

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It's kind of nutty at the moment, the first few cycles are best done without assigning jobs ( except for maybe a researcher )..but I don't think you even have to do that until the supercomputer needs using. After starting a few different bases, it seems like 4 cycles to get everything in motion, just as you would normally, but there's a need for getting food established quickly, I'm usually on cycle 6 before I have to deal with oxygen.

I'm lucky if I can get the whole layout in one day - three beds, two toilets and two sinks, and a hand pump in some water. Otherwise it's just the lavatory, they can sleep on the floor, that bathroom has got to be set up pretty quickly, it's the only thing I bother with on day one and I generally tend to make them in places where I don't have to do a lot of digging to set them.

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Why I do assignee jobs is because of the bonus.  Miner can get you +4 (+3 if it is not prefererad) that is 100% faster digging. But if you are smart like I am not and get some one with mining +4 or more then it is not that necessary.  

One little trick I do when I first build the lavatory, is to build it after the first meal. That way they dont get food poisoning germs on the first bite if you havent got sinks yet. 

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