The personal space feature from the latest Desktop Tuesday seems pretty cool, and it gave me a few ideas.
In a warm desert, people might eventually want larger rooms to allow for more ventilation, at least in the daytime. However, in the cold of the Arctic, clustering in cramped spaces is one of the easiest ways to stay warm. Could this be reflected in how personal space affects happiness?
It could also be represented as a faction difference, though. Perhaps Rayya’s children, since they’ve had to live in a harsher environment than the Ascendancy, are slightly more forgiving towards smaller buildings. From all the lore I’ve heard, it seems like the Northern Alliance might prefer sticking close together a bit more than the other humans. Dwarves seem like they’d be pretty fine with tight tunnels, while too much open space might actually be uncomfortable. Then again, they also tend to like huge, open, underground vaults, so I don’t think personal space alone is quite enough for them.
This is also one of the few things that could possibly be affected by both. Right now, your faction plays a large role in what you can do [e.g., farmable plants, IIRC], so I’d certainly like biome to affect more things.