This week’s patch includes a subtle addition that has been requested for a long time. Previously, jobs didn’t consider their neighbours at all. When a gnome prioritized which job he should work on next they were prioritized based on his profession. First going with jobs in order of the job type priority list, then working on the closest job in that type.
Now, for Dig Hole, Remove Floor and Build Wall, when you select an area to create those jobs, they will be grouped together so that additional logic can be used to prioritize. Within each group, jobs will be completed in an order so that every job can be completed. What this means for you is that your gnomes should no longer get themselves stuck when digging holes or building walls!