Posted By KlarEdinbrugh at
Hi. Two questions.
Firstly, do you have to pledge or pay to become a noble ie. a count, or can a Duke simply give you this title without you having to pay?
How does an average played claim their land? Do they have to pay for it? Or can you literally walk up to any land (not already claimed) and say it’s yours?
There's several ways to earn your title in the game.
For simplicity I will refer to "count" but you can swap "count" for any title.
For example, adverse possession, which includes taking land from an inactive count or taking it from an active count by force.
You can take over an NPC after your character has died and you accumulated enough "story points" (points you get for playing and actively participating in the overarching story of the RPG), in that case you can take over an NPC.
Become an heir of someone and wait for them to die (or help them a little, if you want to be evil).
Become very rich and buy it with in game currency, I'm sure some people will be willing to trade their titles for in game wealth.
All of the titles not owned by players will be owned by NPCs, so there's no neutral land. (although there may be undiscovered land).
There may be other methods too, but point is, you don't need to buy land, there's several ways to obtain it.