I don't know if anyone talked about this yet. But gosh darn it would be cool if there was minor nobles or something for your villages. It would also work really well with the rebellion system. With the minor nobles raising up against their duke.
Yet this is probably way too complex, probably. Don't know coding that much to know how complex that would be.
To be honest this is some sort of exercices you give to train your students for the first half of any undergraduate degree on computer science.
It's far from being complicated per se, like always incorporating onto the existent codebase is another task by itself.
Pretty close or it is actually. If they were a US based company we would have a really strong chance of getting a lawsuit accepted, if they release the game in a similar state of what it is now.
Did you bother checking any US-based studios which conducted that same amount of " false marketing" and effectively got away with it ?