What confuses me to no end is the amount of people who say their factions control a huge section of the map. Mine rarely leave their normal borders, except for when it's D'shar against the Fierdsvain, then Singal becomes Fierdy.
I've even been a vassal for the Ravenstern, and we barely left our borders. That's also because I was manipulating everyone, but whatever. XD
I usually play as a merc and keep factions from getting too strong anyway. It's hard for most lords to handle a force of 50 H.A.s, they overrun them so fast, I basically get a ton of kill notificiations, and the battle is over, even against Kings with their huge amounts of Knighthood troops.
The game's rarely play the same. At least in mine, Fierdsvain is curbstomping everywhere, while as everyone else has barely done anything. Seven Cross Keep has changed hands from D'Shar to Empire and back a few times, but thats really about it. Just Sarleon getting beaten up all the time.
Well for me, it's almost always similar, until I unravel the fabric and things get CRAZY. I mean, I started my own faction, captured three castles and a town, and the Ravenstern suddenly began gobbling up the Fierdsvain, then the Fierdsvain are capturing D'Shar lands, while the Empire attacks Sarleon. It gets NUTSO.
In mine, the Fierdsvain tend to do well against their neighbors, but the empire crushes them because of their Crossbows. I usually obliterate them too, they just can't stand up against Silvermists, although I hate Vanskerry Jarls, those guys irk me to no end.
But it's consistent, the borders never really shift. I usually keep things in line though, if one faction gets to strong, I'll either merc, or declare a little personal war on them and flatten their lords like pancakes.
I recently got WFAS, the borders are ALWAYS moving.