ok Im sure everyone has at least tried (or looked at) Hinterlands if only because it looked like it MIGHT be an interesting RPG/RTS combo. It had alot of great ideas...one that I thought Elemental could "borrow" is tools. For example, typically Im not going to send my farmer out to kill things (unless war were declared early on and didnt have enough heroes) thus arming him with a stick to sit in my city with the most farming. Would it not be cool to be able to get him say a plow and it adds +1 or whatever to his farming perk. This gives these characters who if you're a war monger and look at these noncombatants as useless a little more use. Also it would be nifty when your character or other heroes leveled up they could every so often get feats or stat points. like maybe even things like cleave and such.
I love the game (even with some of the unmentionable bumps and bruises) and love the fact that you guys listen. so PLEASE PLEASE DONT TAKE MY CHILDREN AWAY! lol. I know you will be able to turn it on but it was a real cool aspect.