HI all after reading some of the changes that will be coming with TWW2 I was wondering if anyone knows how the regional occupation and settlement size change will effect Wood Elves and the Norscans?
The reason I am asking is because at the moment Wood elves can capture any territory but out side of Athel Loren then can only build outposts which are 2 slots (1 if you don't include the 1st slot) only allowing for one of their 5 outpost buildings or none if it is a port town. So I guess my question is will the Wood Elves be given proper settlements now or will their outposts just gain extra slots and if so how many or will it remain as is but they will be unaffected by the climate mechanic?
Personally I like how they work now but if everyone is able to capture the entire map in TWW2 then I would have thought they would have some benefit to make their territory captures still remain unique as I don't think in the lore they have any settlements out side of Athel Loren (except outposts but correct me if I am wrong).
Personally I think they should remain the same but they should have no climate penalty. I think that would still give them their outpost flair to make them stand out in their occupation. But what does everyone else think?
Additionally does anyone know how/if these changes will effect the Norscan tribes? I personally haven't played the mod that allows all territory capture in TWW1 but I have heard this makes the Norscans very powerful/OP as they are aggressive and get huge stacks fast. Keep in mind I am unaware how much the climate mechanic will effect factions when they inhabit regions they are not use to/don't like so this might make the Norscan AI less inclined to land grab as it is.
I don't think the fact that their settlements will most likely become max 6 in size instead of 4 (atm all Norscan settlements including capitals are only 4 in size none are 6 so I assume they would scale accordingly) will effect their game play that much but if they are capable of capturing any territory this could make them OP unless they are coded to mainly sack/raze settlements much like they do now but occasionally take settlements. Much like how Wood Elves were changed to be more isolationist (due to their very aggressive nature on release which didn't suit their style lore wise) .
So does anyone know if they will be able to capture all territories like the other factions or since they are an AI faction only just have certain territories still much like how they currently are?
I wouldn't mind them being able to capture any territory but I would think they shouldn't be able to build up the cities as well as the other factions if they do capture one but I think they should be more inclined to just raid,sack and raise the cities in most cases. What do you guys think?
Thanks in advance if anyone has a definite answer from CA about my questions
and GL HF to all hope you are all as hyped for TWW2 as I am