Why are you on literally every post defending BL and undermining Warband as if you made BL yourself ? Honor supported your RtR indirectly. Example : It was easier to recruit lords with high RtR and Honor compared to only Honor or RtR alone, that duo increased your chances of recruiting lords, building claim. It was a good system as many of us think as they were complementary to each other, have fun with your influence system in BL. RtR + Honor + Relationship trio were miles better than we got in BL, and its a fact.RtR wasn't important and Relation-Honor weren't connected to each other except you could circumvent normal relationship-building by just stacking Honor with good personality lords. It wasn't a good system.
I assume it was part of their core goal being the AI playing under (mostly) the same rules as the player.