Thursday, August 9, 2007

Does It Pay To Serve The King?

As far as I am able to determine, there is no advantage to serving the king directly. Obviously, I'd like some people who do serve the king to chime in on this one.

    Congratulations. You have come to the kings attention as one of the top land owners in the realm. He has requested that you become his direct subject. Will you join the king?

By my recollection I started getting this flattering offer some time around Marquisa. It sounds like it should be a great deal, you know -- cutting your money grubbing leige out of the loop -- but before taking it I asked around.

Unless I'm being misinformed, people who serve the king still pay taxes every month at the same rate (prince=1%, duke=2% etc.) as they did when under their former leige. It just all goes to the king. And he still gouges you every December, just like normal.

Someone told me that you get more slots to stick some subjects in, but that's not really important to me as I haven't filled all 10 and don't plan on it.


Anonymous said...

I am direct to the king and I still pay taxes. There is no real benefit that I know of, but there is a downside. If you lose too much land or someone joins the king with more land than you, you lose your liege and are free floating until someone picks you up.

Anonymous said...

...there is no advantage to serving the king directly

Check again...

Anonymous said...

Is there ANY advantage to playing this vapid, mind-numbing time killer? Its SO slow, so repetitive (I simply ignore the statues-along-the-road question), so very unrewarding. I do believe it's just an ego boost for its creator. There is no point to it, it's just a differential reward reinforcement schedule to no end.