Going Medieval is a city builder/colony sim game where you may be wondering how to tame animals. One of the many skills each settler has is Animal Handling for taming, feeding, training, and hunting animals. With that said, this isn’t currently in the game since Going Medieval is still in Steam Early Access. The developer has a roadmap with taming wildlife and animal husbandry included in it.
If you’d like to see our two cents on how this system will probably work when it’s implemented, continue reading our guide for now. However, this is purely speculation on how the feature will work. Especially with some inspiration from how it works in RimWorld, another similar colony sim game.
How to Tame Animals in Going Medieval
The mechanic for taming animals will most certainly revolve around the Animal Handling skill. You’ll want to prioritize having a settler with a high Animal Handling skill do your taming. It wouldn’t surprise me if the developer has a system where animals can fight back on failed attempts. And even if there isn’t one in place, you’ll still want a settler who’s more likely to succeed.
The Animal Handling skill description mentions training animals as part of the developer’s future plan. Depending on the type of animal, you may be able to train them to fight, haul, or simply give certain resources. For example, if a cow is added, you may be able to get milk from them. Chickens would be another good example of an animal worth taming for eggs. But as far as I know, they’re not in Going Medieval currently.
Wolves will likely be difficult to tame if the developer makes that possible when the update is implemented. But they’d be great for fighting and/or hauling supplies between stockpiles. Hauling is a neat feature animals have in RimWorld that can be definitely come in handy. Flotsam is another fun city builder I’ve written about before that also has this mechanic. But it’s a little bit sillier since Seagulls do the hauling.
What animals do you think should be added to Going Medieval? Be sure to let us know in the comments and maybe even the developer will see. If you’d like to see more guides here at Slyther Games, visit our guide hub. Or one of the many tips and tricks filled guides below.
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