Author Topic: Players hoarding positions - untouchable Dukes etc.  (Read 799 times)

PolarRaven

  • Noble Lord
  • ***
  • Posts: 101
    • View Profile
Title:Removing title holders that do not live up to their duties in their realm.

Summary:Often players obtain a position and then "sit back" to enjoy the position while not living up to their responsibilities.
We have had many discussions of Dukes hoarding gold and doing nothing to further the cause of their realm mates.  Currently there is no direct way to remove a Duke who does not live up to their obligations.  Wounding and prison stays, that last long enough, will remove a Duke from their position, but often the Dukes that do not fulfill their obligations will sit in a city and avoid situations where they may be wounded or captured, further avoiding their obligations. 

Details:I propose that there be an option given to the Ruler and/or the Council members of a realm that would allow them to remove ANY noble from ANY position.  (ruler alone, or vote within the Council)  Any position that can be elected or appointed to.

Benefits:More accountability for those that take government/lordship positions.  If you take the position, be prepared to do what is required to keep it.  Also gives a more dynamic relationship with all the nobles in the realm.
Will allow for positions to change without need of wounding (allows for rework of how wounds system works) or capture/prison. 

Possible Downsides/Exploits:I believe that there is lots of room for exploiting this feature _in the short-term_.  That said, I believe that this also allows for dealing with any exploiting.  Ruler and/or Council are positions that can be protested out of office, they are accountable.  If they start abusing this feature, the nobles can protest them out of office (longer-term).  Titans are available as well for abusers.