Thoughts on the ancient elves?
They lived as an empire and died an empire’s death. It’s the very nature of empires - to implode, to crumble under its own weight as its underside begins to fester without its head and hands being able to reach it and cleanse it.
I technically would have problems with an empire falling apart and another taking its place. I have a big problem with BioWare depicting the survivors of that collapse, and their descendants the modern elves as if ‘they had it coming’.