Author Topic: Restrict alliance blocs by number of nobles, not number of regions  (Read 316 times)

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Title: Restrict alliance blocs by number of nobles, not number of regions.

Summary:
Instead of restricting alliance blocs to be no larger than holding one third of all human controlled regions on the continent, restrict alliance blocs to be no larger than holding one third of all nobles on the continent.

Details:
  • Remove the current alliance bloc restrictions.
  • Prevent realms from allying with each other if the resulting alliance bloc would contain more than one third of the nobles on the continent.

Benefits:
A realm's military potential is much better represented by its number of nobles than its number of regions. An alliance bloc consisting of less than one third of a continent's regions but more than half of the continent's nobles would likely crush all opposition. Restricting alliance blocs by the number of nobles would make for a more fair distribution of power between the different blocs, and thus lead to fewer wars where one side is hopelessly outmatched and has no hope of winning.

Possible Downsides/Exploits:
A realm's number of nobles tend to fluctuate more than its number of regions. We may need a soft limit, where the alliance bloc's Rulers are warned that the bloc is growing too large, and a hard limit, where the alliance bloc is forcibly dissolved due to its member realms having too many nobles.
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