So, if you join a faction, you can't be awarded a village, and you can only rule a village if you also rule the associated castle or town? So, there's less complexity and depth even than Warband? Or have I got that wrong? There is no management of villages now. At all? You can't improve them or do anything to/with them?
Yeah, this needs to be confirmed.
We can't upgrade them AT ALL? This better not be right. Fine, remove upgrading a village with a castle, that didn't matter much to me, but removing the other stuff too? I can't build a Mill, or a watchtower, or anything anymore?
Also re co-op: Please don't make it so it's just "join the battles" - that makes it sound like it's how that mod for warband was done, where they're disconnected from the game until a battle starts.
I'd be entirely
content with making it so any multiplayer person is a Companion in the host's party, then they can join them when they load into scenes - villages, fights, etc. They should still be able to see the map and everything else. Preferably also pore through the encyclopedia and look at their own skills etc as the host moves the party in the background.