You should recomend the game to new players. It's never been in a better state
This is DND, not any other iteration of DF. Everything is slower, and more local. It is the way it is.
sitting on walls shooting arrows at people forever pointlessly untill someone runs out of mats, then you can zerg your opponentlooks really funsarcasm aside the open world combat must be much more interesting, base raiding is just gay