Going is slow, make no mistake, but its nice to know that my Zombie horde is on the path to independence. It's bizzare how the game doesn't stop you rushing off to do stuff you really shouldn't risk.
Want to send your 2 starting peons to get treasure you can, want to split them up and found 2 towns? Go ahead, want to dedicatedly build a beaver killing coat making empire, why not.?
It's a great game, even at this reduced pace.