MOUNT & BLADE II: BANNERLORD
MOUNT & BLADE II: BANNERLORD: ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE IMPACT
Influence is a completely new concept for Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord. You can spend it like money. Here are a few options where you can invest influence points:
1. As a mercenary, you can increase your daily salary due to influence: every 10 influence points increase the factor that determines the size of your salary. For 10 points, this will be the multiplier x2, for 20 – x3 and so on. That is, each point of influence increases daily salary by 10%.
2. When you become a leader, you can collect your army. But if the influence is too low, then it can break up.
The cost of influence to create an army depends on a number of factors: how long the army is marching, the distance from the faction, morale (if it is high, then less influence is required, and vice versa) and the relationship between the army commander and the lords.
When an army marches, it is a mobile settlement with its own interface. Here you can see the value of the fighting spirit of the army, learn about the Lords and their troops, check the food reserves, the presence of horses that affect the speed of movement, and so on. Here you can see the icons of the Lords. If the icon is dark red, it means that the lord despises you. If the icon is green, then your relationship with the Lord has a positive attitude. If the lord is outside the battle group, his icon will be gray. You can find out how far it is located.
Influence is also associated with the situation in a particular area. If it is too low, then the lord can be expelled from the faction with the deprivation of all villages and cities, so it is important to maintain influence at a more or less high level.
Influence can be obtained through active participation in the kingdom wars. Joining the kingdom’s army is one of the main methods of increasing influence, and its number will directly depend on the number of troops provided. Another way is to win battles by serving in the kingdom. It can battle against enemy kingdoms or even large detachments of looters and bandits. Also, influence can be increased by providing troops or captives to allied settlements.