Roleplay-wise, maybe if you could only call on members below your renown or +/- 50 (whatever reasonable number) renown within yours. And have it cost a lot more to grab those like Mesui or of higher 'rank/clan tier' (gives another influence cost sink too); I don't know how the influence cost calculations work at the moment.It is not about the influence cost, I can accumulate required influence anyway. It is about me, the new boy in the faction, having the ability to summon the son of the faction leader to my army.
Increasing influence does not require roleplay. Killing bandits, fighting armies, these are what every player do in their every gameplay anyway. But in Warband, I had to roleplay an honorable guy or dishonorable guy to convince a lord what to do. In Bannerlord, I just had to kill sufficient amount of looters to tell what to do to a party leader who belongs to the clan whose tier is 5-6.
Hell, as a vassal of Khuzait, I can go to Vlandia and kill bandits there and with the influence I gained I can summon Mesui to my army. It is just not making any sense and it defies common sense.
But with renown being a permanent addition (tied to clan tier, and not character based); you will have more than any other clans before your first character goes old, so this is mainly only an early-stage implementation and does nothing for late/end game.
I think a marshal system needs to be in place; have the AI/king assign (through whatever calculation - relation, influence, tier, etc...) one with each war declaration. That marshal can have a discount with influence to create armies so they should form the majority of them. And it also creates opportunity to add another policy that can make this work more un/favorably; or reasons to pick certain ones (since some are almost no-brainer policies).Nope, this is not the point I am making there. The point is which lord can form an army feels random, which lords be summoned to that army feels random.
Monchug staying in his castle and with the lords of the realm decided to declare war upon on Northern Empire. I opened the army menu and summoned a huge army including all of his clan members.
Monchug would be like "WTF, who the fck this new boy think he is, summoning all of my clan members to his army, my father ruled these steppes and long before his father and this new boy, out of nowhere, thinks he has a political power to summon my clan members to his army, hunt down this fcker and bring his head to me, I have a good spike for it"
This is the most sensible thing to do for Monchug when I do this in the game. Because where do I get this political power, hunting down bandits, winning battles? These are what every other lords do anyway.
For me to be able to pull off this kind of stunt in Warband, I first have to get the approval of the faction leader. This is how was in history and this is way more sensible and common sense than to current system we have.