Game Version: 1.1.7.0308+
One of the first few quests you are faced with is to raise your villagers’ status to Commoner. Now, when you first start the game, you have 8 Newcomers. Here’s what you’ll need to do to get them a couple steps higher on the societal ladder. 😉
At the start of the game, you’ll have to build the stonecutter camp, woodcutter camp, gathering hut, a well, and a market. Once the well and market are completed, they become Serfs.
Serfs need housing and a church to attend before they become Commoners. So get some residential zoning going and start working on the resources to build a basic Rustic Church.
Once that church is built, they’ll become Commoners!
Of course, to keep advancing, you’ll now need to provide your huffy Commoners with a second source of food and with clothing. Then they’ll become full-fledged Citizens. And then they’ll demand luxury goods… Sheesh. It never ends, right?
Actually, at this point in development, that’s where it ends. 😀