So I started a new campaign in 1.5.10 to see how the main story plays out now after over half a year since I last played. To my surprise it was now actually possible to go beyond the conspiracy part, so I tried hard to unify the empire. After I finally managed to conquer 2/3s of all the empire's settlements (north and south), and eradicating the Khuzait because **** these annoying little twats, I was greeted with the unpleasant continuation of the main story quest. No reward at all for accomplishing this feat, no cutscene showing a coronation, no emperor title, no special clan or kingdom benefits, not even the integration of the remaining western empire's settlements and their clans under the one true ruler of the empire. Instead, I was greeted with war declarations from every non-empire faction except for the Vlandians (why didn't they declare war?). These declarations of war came at a very unpleasant time, right after my armies were exhausted after a series of sieges and when I had to stabilize the settlements, so a heads-up warning would have been nice, you know maybe a year in advance before this kind of total war breaks out. The worst part is yet to come, unfortunately. The eradication quests that came with the unification of the empire failed once I started making peace with some of my enemies because it's not really fun having to fight on 4 fronts completely unprepared and surprised. In the current state of the main story it doesn't really make munch sense to bother with it, which is really sad, because you are only punished for continuing it past saving your siblings. First came the conspiracy quests every goddamn 20 days which I stopped bothering with eventually and then after the unification you are punched in the face with a total war period in which the eradication quests fail when you make peace with the corresponding faction. It just isn't fun anymore at this point.