Under Commodities? Commodities are produced products, granite isn't produced.
When i look under Commodities i expect to see crafting related info, not mining related info. (even if mining is related to crafting.. which uh, brings us right back. Why isn't it called "Mining and Crafting Guide" - that would be a lot more logical (as long as mining and crafting related infos are in that.
Speaking of NPC's.. how do I know what my npcs can do and what not. So how i do know i have a "lumbermancer" ?
I think i need to elaborate, Materials Compendium is a very confusing name. I never would click on that to get info about mining or crafting. Materials is also very broad, is it about wood, or enchantments?
Is there some topic to think and talk and debate about a more.. uh, helpful help page thing?
Perhaps there is need for some updated language, but, to answer some of your questions: The Materials Compendium is about ALL materials. Commodities in this case refer to the materials needed to use Guardian Powers.
As for the professions, all settlements should have one Lumbermancer, but to verify, you can go to the planning menu, go to "Continent Status", then "Settlement Residents". There you will see a list of who is in your settlement and what their profession is. It appears that this is only working while in the settlement right now, we should change that perhaps.
Also, I think one of the big things we should stress to players is that there is a TON of good info in the planning menus.
As far as further debate, perhaps Chris will open up another brainstorming thread on this once he gets a few more of the parts in place that he has planned. There is a good bit more coming, he and I have spent a lot of time discussing it.