Manor Lords

Manor Lords

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Matt (Hooded Horse)  [developer] Apr 13 @ 10:53am
Manor Lords Early Access F.A.Q. (2024)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) - Manor Lords Early Access (2024)
1. What is Manor Lords?
Manor Lords is a medieval strategy game featuring in-depth city building, real-time tactical battles, and complex economic and social simulations. Rule your lands as a medieval lord – look after your people, adapt as the seasons change, and secure your lands for future generations.
2. Will the entire game be available on Game Pass on release day?
Manor Lords launches on the Microsoft Store and PC Game Pass on April 26th. It will later be available on consoles and Xbox Game Pass.
3. What will be available at Early Access?
City-building – Develop your region from a tiny village to a dense town, build industries, unlock development branches, and plan and upgrade your manor. You can build up to Tier 3 housing and set up specialized artisans and industries across multiple regions.

Army management and battles: Draft villagers into militias, hire and upgrade retinues, and hire mercenaries to fight against bandits or rival lords that plague your lands.

Claims — Earn influence and lay claims to neighboring lands. To press your claim, you must fight an off-map AI Lord and defeat – Earn influence and lay claims to neighboring lands. You must fight an off-map AI Lord to press your claim by defeating his army.

Maps - One map is planned for the initial early access launch. Your starting region will be randomized, as well as what nearby resources are available, and in what quantity.

Scenarios — Besides the standard scenario, there is an ultra-hard variant and a “peaceful” variant, allowing you to focus only on city-building.
4. Will this be coming to consoles?
Manor Lords will launch on Xbox and Xbox Game Pass later. We will share more details on the timeline as they become available.
5. How does Manor Lords aim to portray battles?
Battles are designed to be realistic, featuring unit formations, morale, flanking, and fatigue. Environmental factors such as weather and terrain significantly influence outcomes, emphasizing strategic troop management.
6. What kind of customization will there be?
Players can select character portraits, design their coat of arms, and name their Lord or Lady.
7. Are there diplomatic interactions or alliances in Manor Lords?
There are no on-map AI Lords or other towns with which to interact at the moment in Early Access. Currently, some scenarios have bandits you can clear, and there is an off-map AI lord you can challenge to control regions as the game progresses.
8. Will there be a mode without combat?
A "peaceful" variant scenario focusing on city-building will be available, allowing players to enjoy the game without combat.
9. Will Manor Lords support modding at launch or in the future?
Mod support is under consideration for implementation post-launch, potentially after the full 1.0 release.
10. How does Manor Lords plan to handle post-launch content and updates?
Detailed plans for early access content and updates will be shared post-launch.
11. What are the system requirements for running Manor Lords on PC?
Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
OS: Windows® 10 (64-bit)
Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-4670 (quad-core) / AMD® FX-Series™ FX-4350 (quad-core)
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 (2 GB) / AMD® Radeon™ RX-460 (4 GB)
DirectX: Version 12

Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
OS: Windows® 10 (64-bit)
Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-7600 (quad-core) / AMD® Ryzen™ 3 2200G (quad-core)
Memory: 12 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 (6 GB) / AMD® Radeon™ RX 580 (8 GB)
DirectX: Version 12
Storage: 16 GB available space
12. What engine is this on?
Manor Lords is developed using Unreal Engine 4. There are no current plans to upgrade to Unreal Engine 5.
13. Is there a multiplayer or cooperative gameplay mode in Manor Lords?
The focus is on a refined single-player experience, with no multiplayer or cooperative modes planned at the moment.
14. Where can I provide feedback?
15. Will Manor Lords be on GeForce Now?
Manor Lords will be available on GeForce NOW. However, the release schedule and functionality on GeForce NOW are managed externally. Do not be concerned if it does not appear right away.
16. When will Manor Lords be released?
We usually release the games we publish between 6 am and 10 am US Pacific time. Steam is going to show an hour countdown a couple of days before, and we’ll also put out a time conversion map showing release times across the world.
17. What are features that have been requested, that have been confirmed to not be in the game?
Here are some features that have been requested that Slavic Magic can confirm won’t be in the game. This is not an exhaustive list:
  • No dynasty mechanics
  • No heroes or leader units
  • No single-person units in general, for now
  • No town guard
18. Does Manor Lords have a features roadmap right now?
There will be more to share on a roadmap after launch.
Last edited by Matt (Hooded Horse); Apr 17 @ 8:21pm
Date Posted: Apr 13 @ 10:53am
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