Yes, people need their library. Simply a "safe place to stop clanning" is pretty much equal to a depart (since you'll be "losing" experience by not getting to a library).Taryn wrote:The reason why people want to go to town when they are finished hunting is to go to the library (or equivalent), right?
If that's the case, it would be sufficient to have another library (or equivalent) on another island. We should have a backup settlement elsewhere anyways, in as much as we're being driven off of Puddleby ....
And remember, there are many safe places to stop clanning outside of town. You just don't get lib-exp in most of them.
And people will still complain if the libraries are not equivalent to all the libraries in town (especially the highest-level one). That's why no one stays in any of the other libraries in the lands (else people would just sleep in Umbrion's and go out to hunt KI whenever they want, heh!).
The solution would be to do as I suggested in a different thread: Put libraries on Thieves Island, make it a seedy town-like area, and charge 1.25-1.5x the cost (because it's hard to keep stocked up, the puddlebean librarians are catching on to them stealing books!). That way people don't even have to go to town if they want, plus it's a nice RP-y area.
But yes, there should still be another way on the island regardless.