In a crafting and resource management game like Hammerting, storing resources and their placements is a big factor in productivity. This guide will teach you how to store resources and the best placements for them in Hammerting.
Crafting Stone Chests
The main way of storing your resources is by crafting a stone chest. This is the first tier of storing resources in a container and it is also one of the first structures you can build in Hammerting. First things first, you will need to level up by gathering the resources near the spawn location to gain Mountain Lore points for research.
Once you have gathered enough Mountain Lore, go to the Arcane Lore tab on the upper right side of your screen to open it. Research Metallurgy to unlock the small foundry which will be needed to craft the materials needed for the stone chest.
Building a small foundry
At this point, you should already have a small quarry to refine all your resources you are gathering at the start, particularly, granite blocks and granite chunks. Start building your small foundry in a place where you would decide to put all your production builds at for maximum efficiency.
It is recommended to make all your production buildings near each other so that it is easier to maintain and organize. You can start mining copper nodes that you see near your area so that you can start turning them into copper ingots with the small foundry.
After getting all the resources needed, you can start crafting stone chests near these production buildings for easier access. You will need 4 granite chunks and 1 copper ingot for each stone chest you craft.
Setting Your Stone Chest
A stone chest only has 24 inventory slots so you will need to build a lot of these until you progress further in the game and unlock higher tier containers. The stone chest can store the following items
- Craft parts
- Intellectual properties
- Item components
- Quarry produce
- Animal resources
For better efficiency in managing multiple resources as you progress, you will need to set each of these stone chests to hold specific items listed above. In this case, if you have a stone chest near a small foundry that uses copper, you can set the stone chest to only store ores and ingots. It is not efficient to just set a single stone chest to hold only copper ores and copper ingots so you can make use of the extra inventory space to hold other ores and ingots.
This is why you need to place these stone chests near the production buildings for overall better resource organization. You can just build more stone chests if you want it to hold other specific items like food, and this time, you can place it somewhere else like their dwelling location.
The resources you see on the floor means that there is either no containers that have been set up to store these or the container used to store these items are full. If you want to be as tidy as possible, you will need to craft a ton of these chests to support all the items listed above. You can easily transfer these stone chests anyway if your placement needs to be relocated to a new production area. The same goes for food, medicine, tools and weapons.
The great good thing about this game is that you do not have to manually transfer these resources and items because the dwarves will automatically place everything in the right place if they are free from work.
Every time you expand and gain more resources, you will need more and more containers like stone chests to hold them. It is up to you on how you want to organize your base but the general idea is to place them near what the items it contains inside are used for.