Hey there, new to the forums, and trying to really, PAY ATTENTION, to the development of the game, and hoo boy trying to find information on what's changing is hard between the reddit, patch notes, and other sources.
Now, one thing that did change with the Potion of Speed that I was a little irked about was all the 'name is race' factions got changed to local names. While this works out, thematically nicely for some (Wood Elves, Norsca), where the faction leader wasn't necessarily the 'race' Faction leader, it also, doesn't make sense for others (Brettonnia, Empire, Vampire Coast) where the faction leader, is the main 'race' faction leader. Louen Leoncoeur is the King of Brettonia, Franz is the Emperor of the Empire, Luthor of The Vampire Coast is physically at the vampire coast, what gives?
Well, I was watching a video today and as the von Carsteins, they confederated Mannfried and Heimrich, and their faction name changed to Vampire Counts (the faction name.) A comment said this was announced but heaven forbid a comment provide a source.
Ultimately, was this comment right about this conditional name change being announced? Or is it now a shiny easter egg we get to find. If so, great! This strikes a nice balance for the Empire/Reikland and The Vampire Coast if they have similar situations. (still doesn't add up for Louen though, even if the crown is heridatory in Brettonia, it still has one active and very kingly king. The Empires psuedo-democracy-whatever kinda makes sense for Reikland when Franz is freshly managing, or if your starting as Volkmar adds up.)
Has anyone encountered any other name changes as they eliminated or confederated their racial rivals, even potentially among the races who didn't have a 'race as faction name' faction before (Ex: Elves)?