Elvenar Halflings

Halflings Settlement Layout

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Settlement For
Halflings chapter

Summary

Settlement

The total estimated settlement size needed for the Halflings chapter seems comparable to previous guest races at 20% of city space. This estimate is based on a city with all possible free expansions, and no premium expansions.

*Where ‘Required’ is defined as 93 based on the following assumptions:

  • 6 starting expansions
  • 43 research expansions earned by mid-way through the chapter
  • 44 province expansions for 303 provinces completed by mid-way through the chapter.
    • 280 Provinces are required to enter Elementals
    • 320 Provinces are required to enter the next chapter

If the full settlement is built based on what is recommended by the quests, it will use 456 tiles, or, 19.61% of the 2,325 tiles in 93 grid expansions.

Of course the exact amount required for any individual city will depend on how many ‘extra’ expansions it has. If a city has more than the average province expansions, and/or has purchased a few premium expansions, it can be more like 17-18%. With all possible expansions purchased, it can be as low as 15%.

BUILDINGS

Based on the required quests for the chapter, the full Settlement Layout (based on quest requirements) will require:

  • 1 Portal – Grows to 5×6
  • 6 Halflings Farms – 3×3
  • 15 Halflings Fields – 4×4

CONNECTIONS

The portal must be connected to the Main Hall with a road.

The farms must be connected to the portal with the Irrigation Canal.

The fields do not require a connection to either the Main Hall or the Portal, but they must be connected to the farms.

Layout

The estimated full settlement size can range between a total of 450 and 500 squares, or 18 to 20 expansions worth of space depending on how efficient your layout is and how many fields and farms you decide to place. There will be some spaces and gaps in your layout but you can fill them with some of the new small culture buildings.

Don’t worry if you cannot fit the entire settlement right away; you will add buildings a few at a time as you make room by selling other buildings, completing upgrades that reshape your city, or adding more space as you complete provinces and research.

Your city will change shape as you upgrade the Residences and Tier 3 Manufactories, allowing for more room to place more settlement buildings as you progress through the chapter.

Quests will guide you through placing few fields and farms at a time until you reach the full settlement size.

LAYOUT EXAMPLES

Most layouts will use just shy of a 3×6 (or 6×3) expansion grid area in order to fit all of the buildings recommended by the quests. The most efficient one we’ve come up with makes 3×5 possible.

We know we’re going to want at least 6 farms, 8 may be better.

We’ll want at least 15 fields, 16 may be better (allows for 4 of each level.)

ARCHITECT EXAMPLES

Here are some layout suggestions that would work to fit the recommended number of buildings.

This layout uses about 18 expansion grid areas:

Elvenar Halflings Settlement Layout Map

A similar design below uses more farms, but doesn’t allow enough space for sufficient fields.

We know from the quests we’re going to need space for at least 6 farms and 15 fields.

Elvenar Halflings Settlement Layout Map

Slightly more efficient, and uses slightly less space compared to the first option, and may or may not be more or less practical depending on existing city layout and space.

Uses 18 total land expansion areas.

Elvenar Halflings Settlement Layout Map

By placing the Spring Grove in the middle vs. on an end of the settlement, this allows the same number of farms and fields to fit neatly inside a 5×3 grid expansion sized area.

Elvenar Halflings Settlement Layout Map

 

 

 

 

A vertical option is about as nice as the horizontal option of nearly the same layout.

Uses up to 18 total expansion areas

Here is a layout that might work better if you have more space wide than long – with 4 expansion areas wide, and 5 long, you can still fit more than the recommended number of fields or farms:

With more Farms:

Elvenar Halflings Settlement Layout Map

With more Fields:

Elvenar Halflings Settlement Layout Map

FIND YOUR OWN!

Each of these layouts were created with Elven Architect. If you select the beta server, you can get a head start planning your layout, too!

If you’d like a copy of your own city, don’t forget you can create one with the Magic Button!


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