I love to confederate all LL in my race before they get to the lvl required for their missions (so that I can do them myself). Role playing, immersion, and all that...
I have hardly played VCoast because I hate the fact they can't confederate in vanilla, and I don't like to use heavy modding because it feels like I'm cheating. I'm willing to try now though... I've seen some mods that allow for VCoast confed (for example, Dresden's: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1163869410
), but there's many reported problems when using such mods. Particularly not gaining experience for confederated lords (I think that's fixed now), unable to launch or continue legendary quests (which would kill my RP experience), not being able to build unique landmarks on each ship (which would also suck), etc.
Could someone tell me if this mod (Dresden's Diplomatic Options - Confederate) is free from all these problems, or whether there's any other mod out there which would work to this end?