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I had to say that first, sound hard but thats just it also: it is just a personal opinion
So, here is a critique and suggestions:
Reworks are ment to make underplayed factions interesting and more fun to play with. This is archeved by adding lots of interesting mechanics and cool exploits which you can use to enjoy it more. This update does not do that.
The wood elves in the patch seem extremly tedious and not fun to play, which to be fair, wasn´t good before but at least there was some stuff you could do to make it enjoiable As it is now, it looks just horrifficly bad.
This change will never make the wood elves more interesting or fun to play, they are, in many parts, worse than before
Please look at which factions are played often and think about why Regardless of giving unique experiences, they wont get played more often. Possibly less soon
So now here are a lot of personal ideas for how to make them actually good:
MORE NOT LESS BUILDINGS
Settlemenst have 12 Slots again, why would you ever change that
Bring back the money buff building for adjacent Provinces why would you ever remove that
Bring back the 4 special shrines, all can be build at tier 5 they give now good Global buffs, can only be built once; and unlock a special technology for an even better buff like 10 Replenishment and with technology 10 more
Rework Moonspring Archeive Building, its totally useless and why would you ever build that (10 Percent for research, and eagle cost reduction is totally useless)
Wood elves don´t have a lot of settlements regardless, so at least let them get build up better YOU NEED THE AGENTS AND ALL MONEY SO SOME OTHERS WILL OTHERWISE NEVER BE BUILT
Completely rework the outposts, a little bit more money than zero, like 50, have you tired that can go to tier 3
Better buildings in outposts Main building up to 150 Gold (tier3) One building additional that gives Up to 150 Gold (3 tiers to build) One Garrison One for growth global or adjacent one for Army buff and so on ONE which produces Ember, why is it gone, ESPECIALLY ONE FOR PUBLIC ORDER AND CORRUPTION Just as the wood elves are now REGARDLESS of LORE the seem not better, most people build empires, thats why Chaos Norsca Beastmen and wood elves are really bad and not a lot people play them; or BUY THEM
You have to bring MORE AND NOT LESS mechanics and stuff to work with in the campaign With that outposts are better to hold and more usefull and interesting Also it helpes with money
WHY?: Give the player more not less to do. To be fair, in the old campain you could win by only turn end and doing nothing but now its still just often end turn clicking Most people just enjoy to paint the map, so outposts should be better
Rework the Wood Elve offices, most of them seem totally useless if you play on the campaign. OR: Just leave the old ones, they were way better. As it is now i´ll most likely never look at them in campaign
Make it so that you get the forest regions REGARDLESS of who holds it, just by archeivement or battle, than you just get it without declaring war. At tier 2, just because
Why you ask?: If Dwarfs have a forest, you´ll never get that forest If Empire has a forest, you won´t ever have this forest If Thyrion has a forest, he will Sword of Khaine you if you try ORDERTIDE
Remove the confederate by winning against certain factions, something like this is just bad; especially because you´ll **** of the ORDERTIDE factions additional: imagine you hold on confederating Durthu but Thorgrim confederates all dwarfs ...
Rework the Wood Elve offices, most of them seem completely useless if you play on the campaign. Or just leave the old ones, which were way better. Regardless of how much you buff eagles and wild riders, they are so XXXX in campaign that you will never recruit them, These units are essential in multiplayer but in single player just a total waste.
NO SUPPLY LINES, if you have forests around the world, how do you protect them
WHERE IS THE EMBER, Ember should be a usable and harvestable resouce, now its just a place holder for "you get one special technology, congrats" if it werent there you wouldnt realize
To give factions another workable resoruce next ot money is a great idea to enhance gameplay, even if it does not do much.
Talon of Kurnos, i personally didnt stack it, but if it was there, it was nice to have; just give the people fun mechanics and exploits,
No great power penalty for wood elves, because: ORDERTIDE especially if you have Forests around the world
Bring back technologys to buff relations with ALL factions. Wood elves NEED those (ORDERTIDE)
Sea ports make more gold again
BRING A CORRUPTION TYPE FOR WOOD ELVES every 2 Percent of corrupion gives wood elves 1 Percent more movement speed and others loose 1 With that, you can empire build, which most players want to do
This will allow you to better react to outside threads with less armies