At the time that magicians and orcs walked the world, the small villages were at the mercy of specters and goblins. It was the time to make walls and towers, not to distance oneself from the outside world. The important thing was to survive.
Now your mission is to create your village, build houses, walls and towers, and prepare to defend it. It is your job to make it survive and thrive.
Collect gold and crystal that you can use to recruit soldiers and improve their battle capabilities. And do not forget to invest your wealth in making your walls stronger.