I like all updates except gooseberry.
It’s ok to reduce the food point of gooseberry, but I don’t want them despawn.
There are some reasons to keep berries on bushes:
(1) Gooseberry is the most stable food resource in game.
Gooseberry is one of new-friendly food. Easy to plant; easy to take care; easy to eat. People enjoy to make stuff in game rather than find food all the time. This update push people to cook food. However, this is counterproductive. Actually, not many people want to be a chef in their whole life. For my experience, I want to forge iron, so I make some bread, but my fam eat all of them. I have no time, no food to do what I want to do.
As Dayoung said, people will plant different vegetables and make different foods when village develops.
In fact, before the update, not all villages only had gooseberry. They also had carrots, raspberry, gruel as what Christoffer’s picture shows.
(2)Gooseberry limits the choice of settlement
Before this update, you can choose any place to start a village. You can choose Swamps, Prairies, Desert or Jungle. However, Grasslands become the only best choice for early village now because that’s the only place you can get wild gooseberry bushes. This is undoubtedly a blow to those villages located in swamps or rainforests.
People like to build farmland next to goose ponds because it is easier to get water, but not all goose ponds are close to wild gooseberry.
As we enter the highly developed agricultural age, we also need to go out looking for wild gooseberry. Isn’t that weird?
(3)Gooseberry provide a social space.
I know people like to chat near gooseberry farm, cuz they always can find food there. Is that a 100% bad thing? Communicating with other players is also important in game. It’s very annoying you don’t finish your chatting, but you have to leave looking for food.
(4)Raspberry cannot replace gooseberry
a. Gooseberry has more functions - resource of food/compost/sheep’s food
b. Gooseberry is easier to take care - raspberry will disappear
(They are same now on this point.)
c. Raspberry is easier to destroy - it only need a sharp stone to dig.
I know people like planting many gooseberry. It’s hard to take care all of them, but I can get kindling from these dried bushes. After this update, I don’t want to plant any gooseberry, but I still need them to make compost. That’s very annoying I see the barely ground when I log in game next time. My kids like to water them without put soil when these bushes dry.
I need to replant gooseberry bush every day. It drives me crazy.
I want gooseberry back, including this died bush.