Although quite important at the beginning of the game, there comes a point where Prestige becomes useless.
This really seems like a waste to me, why not add a new mechanic to it? For example:
There comes a point where you want a lot more Administrators, and Assignment available to your faction.Why not, exchange Prestige Points for these Offices?
Of course with each exchange the price of the positions increases a lot, preventing abuse, but guaranteeing a constant utility for Prestige throughout the game.On a more personal note ...
Access to new positions would also be very good.
There is the Prime Minister, why not other Ministers?
Above Administrators, but below Council.Chanceller:
+15% Income of the Peasantry.
- Chief of Taxes: +5% Peasantry Income.
- Inspector Chief: -5% Corruption.
- Confucian Ceremonialist: +5 Public Order.
-10% cost of Recruitment.
- Military Foreman: -3% cost of Recruitment.
- Military Superintendent: -5% Infantry(melee and polearms) upkeep.
- Military Strategist: +5 military supplies.
+15% Industry Income.
- Master Artifice: + 5% Industry Income.
- Master Engineer: -5% Construction cost.
- Master of roads and bridges: +5% Speed of movement (in campaign).
+25% Food (agriculture) and +25% Food (fishing).
- Minister of Agriculture: +10% Food (agriculture).
- Minister of Fisheries: +15% Food (fishing).
- Minister of Reserves: +5 Reserves(for all settlements).
+15% Character experience and +50% trade influence.
- Imperial Rector: +5% Character experience.
- Imperial Merchant: +12% trade influence.
- Imperial Manager: -5% Building upkeep.
Of course, they all also make the characters only have desires for higher positions from level 6.
I think I went out a little on the tangent with all these new positions...Back to topic...
I'd really like to see a way to make Prestige relevant in mid/late game, and I really think purchasing Administrators and Assignments with it would be a significant improvement... What do you guys think about exchange Prestige Points for these Offices?
And about the news positions?