First of all there are no plate armors in the game second I have seen an arrow penetrate a hard surface like it's going in a block of butter, surely it was way more faster than 70m/s )))Difference between arrow and bullet is speed. With medieval bows 70m/s is close to max speed for arrows while rifle bullet travels ~1000m/s. That speed difference is huge and that is why even early firearms could penetrate armors that bows couldn't. Bows doesn't work against plate. Never worked in history and shouldn't work in game.
Only 1 crush at a castle siege happen to me otherwise I have never headed an issue with a single thing you wrote here everything is working very fine and I have +30 hours alreadyLet me see.
Archers wont shoot further than 25-30 meters
Sieges dont work
AI wont replenish soldiers after 10 hours ingame due to no money
AI don't replenish food
Your army wages don't get paid even though u have enough money to pay the whole army for the next year
workshop dont work as intended
economy doesnt work as intended
during sieges armies just start hitting random walls and doors,, some enemies can teleport themselves through walls
voting isn't working as intended
giving fiefs don't work
instant defections of AI lords
Kings declare wars with everybody even while losing current wars very hard
Simple quest don't work or are impossible to finish
Leveling doesn't work
Companion levels and quest dont work
peace making dont work
I can go on for ages...
You really think becoming an emperor of a current faction will work?
Great idea. I want to see this tooCastles are pretty disappointing and feel like Warband.
To keep it simple, I think castles should have Notables, who, instead of being landowners, merchants and the like are Captains, Sergeants who will have access to more elite troops. AFAIK the noble troop line is random for which Notables get access to, so instead, maybe they should be linked to castles.
Castle 'Notables' would have quests could be more military-based, such as troop patrols, or garrison training, and in turn, these Notables would have access to higher-tier troops upon the get-go.
Of course, balancing needs to be kept in mind, but I think making castles more than just the fortresses they are could do the game good.