Very interesting stuff, especially since I plan to play as the Elves right off the bat. What can I say? I like me some strong defense!
One question does come to mind though. Your post mentions the Great Trees that Elves appear to build the majority of their buildings on. Are those trees essentially the same as Human building plots, and there are a set number and arrangement of them inside of any Elven settlement?
Just curious, as I'm trying to flesh out the Elven building strategy.
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