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After countless hours playing Malekith, after confederating with Morathi (spending over 200 000 gold) i was so underwhelmed that i am very much discouraged to further play the campaign before this is fixed.
Why Morathi Chaos Corruption should be removed/replaced?:
Since the Cult of Pleasure faction is based around spreading corruption for faction benefit (public order etc.) and Morathi talents include corruption boosting i assume that it is a mechanic that benefits Morathi rather than a drawback for being a high level dark sorceress. - This completely works against Malekith and they have no fun synergy with eachother. Furthermore most people after confederating with Morathi delete the Lord because her talents bring more harm than good.
Morathi's army list consists of exactly the same units as Malekith's. No chaos, slanesh mutant elves variants are present.
(Lets completely forget that they should be Atharti worshipers for a moment and assume they worship slaanesh as the developers decided) Slaanesh is not a god of war, plague or magic, but rather a god of pleasure, which makes leaving lava breathing volcano's in every province completely nonsense.
Chaos corruption attrition should be caused by mutating chaos magical energies, yet all dark elves look completely normal.
When confederating Malekith + Morathi, all armies start to suffer attrition from chaos. When confederating Morathi + Malekith, the units seem to be fine. Where is the consequence?
Furthermore, some of the best Morathi talents not only become usless when doing the Malekith + Morathi confederation but also punishing for the player (Shroud of despair, Grotesque sacrifices)
Malekith + Morathi confederation should be a viable possibility lorewise!!! And since it is a PC game after all, it should also be FUN!!! NOT PUNISHING!!!
Adding one more statement regarding the FUN part: Morathi is only annoying when you play Malekith she spreads corruption when aiding you, when controlling a adjacent province and furthermore you cant even cross her lands when she is your ally due to attrition. One big ANNOYING
What can be done to keep her cult based theme?:
The whole idea maybe good, but executed very lazy. The whole chaos, mutants and lava completely doesn't fit the dark elves theme. I feel that they have thrown this copy and paste chaos mechanic for Morathi without putting any heart or serious thought into it. - It would be a hell of alot better if they implemented a similar #cult #Atharti #orSlaanesh #influence mechanic which benefited the cult of pleasure and their allies as a whole. As a result Morathi's faction would have a unique touch/ gameplay mechanic which could be played around with talents, special buildings and technology.
Reduced public order without #Atharti influence? -Sure! Increased winds of magic on provinces with high #Atharti influence? -F*ck yeah! Enemies suffering attrition or other negative effects on land with high #Atharti influence? -You're God damn right! Allies of same faction, race, genetic code and even Son of a Witch dying when coming to aid us in battle?- ...HELL NO!!
Hope to see this fixed, remade, redone or modded into the game.
Another reason why Morathi should have her unique corruption mechanic is that rebellions caused by high chaos corruption spawn Chaos warriors and not cult of pleasure or chaos elf units. Its completely nonsense. The chaos corruption is completely out of line for the Cult of pleasure faction. Men with chaos armor and marauders on horse with javelin magically appear from dark elf rebellions??? what the f*ck? I would understand a few slaanesh demons but Norsemen in a equator province near Lustria? Give me a break... Immersion -2/10
Dark Elves believing in Chaos gods is not a bit off but completely inticlimatic. In almost every fantasy world elves have their own gods and in Warhammer the armies of chaos consist only of Chaos dwarves and Chaos human, not ever did they showcase Chaos elves. Their army and theme look nothing like that of the Dark elves. Yes i know the lore from pre 7th edition mentioned their connection to chaos. But it wasn't a good idea to simply mix the lore from past and new editions especially those contradicting eachother. TWWH wasn't prepared for Dark elves being chaos and it looks off, lazy, unfinished and no book lore can justify this awful game decision.