Hello. I am having some issues building a few buildings. I wanted to build a trading dock but I need wheel barrows. I figured I need to make those so I was going to build a blacksmith shop so I could make a wheel barrow but I need bricks and roof tiles so I was going to build a brickery but I need glass which you need to get from a merchant,which I thought you could only get through a trading place. Sorry for the lengthy story I am just not sure where I went wrong or what I am missing. I appreciate the help.
The merchants come along the main river. So the right place for trading docks is at the main river or at a lake connected to the river. They can also use brooks if necessary but those shortcuts can easily be blocked by water mills or crayfishers. Sometimes at big lakes, it can happen that merchants don’t find the docks even if they are connected and always leave the map without a stop. But this is very rare.