As a long time Empire player and them being my favourite faction I’m absolutely overjoyed with the new units and mechanics. While I would still love to see Ulric units and Characters, Celestial Hurricanum’s, Elspeth von Draken, Halflings and others show up at some point I am relishing in my 300th Karl Franz playthrough. (Perhaps a little exaggerated but the passion is there). I am finding some things strange.
I am no longer able to create Defensive nor Military alliances with any of the Empire factions. Nordland and Middenland have one due to lore and shows on the Electoral Machinations screen however non others have. I have very strong fealty (8) from Middenland and their relations with me is around 95. Laurelorn Forest declared war on me which dragged Middenland to their side! Wood Elves are prone to declare war and then do nothing but now I’m going to be fighting a war that Middenland shouldn’t be if I could have allied with them.
Fealty and relations also don’t seem to be a direct comparison either. You can have high fealty but rather low relations which seem a bit odd.
I really hope they bring back the “Give Regions” action in the QoL update next as trying to claim the Provinces can be harder now. (Here’s looking at you Bretonnia and Kislev)
I’m loving the new attacks on settlements which are in essence interactive political events.
Also does anyone know if Markus Wulfhart is confederated via the normal older way as he doesn’t feature in the Elector Count system of course?