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Manor Lords

Getting Families & Family Management

Craig Robinson

Families are the keys to growing your population figures in Manor Lords. Each family serves as a functioning unit, with each member operating as a collective when you assign families to work. They will do the hailing, gathering, working, and other needed functions of a job. If you want to grow and expand your industries, armies, and more, you are going to need families. Here’s everything you need to know about getting families in Manor Lords.

Here’s how to get more families and grow your population in Manor Lords.

Getting Families

To get families, you need to reach the following requirements:

  1. High Approval
  2. Spare Burgage Plots

A high approval rating is a metric that is above 76%. If it maintains over that, then you’re guaranteed to get more families move into Burgage Plots. Make sure to maintain a fairly high approval rating while you’re building burgage plots to ensure you get families immediately. You can still get more families on medium approval (50-75%), but it is much slower.

If you’re struggling with maintaining high approval, check the needs of your preexisting burgage plots. They will tell you what you’re failing to meet with the level of the burgage plot, alongside what they need to level up further. Essentially, make sure you are not taxing your people too high, have a church, and market stalls with enough fuel and food sources, and clothing stalls with clothing materials or clothing commodities. Taverns and ale also help, but that comes much later.

Hitting all of these metrics ensures your approval rating stays high. You may also have lingering penalties from the homelessness period your citizens may have also faced. That will gradually improve once there are no homeless people left in your plots. The same goes for any other issues your population may face too, with natural recovery taking a few months.

This concludes the basics of getting families in Manor Lords, allowing you to expand and increase your population. Now you can assign families to work buildings by interacting with where you want that population to work. Feel free to turn that burgage plot into an artisan extension to force them into more specialized work.

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    10 April 2024
  • Last Updated
    7 May 2024
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Manor Lords is a medieval strategy game with a blend of colony management, survival and real time combat that places players in the role of a lord overseeing a growing settlement in the feudal era. Developed by Slavic Magic, the blend of city-building, resource management, and real-time strategy elements give many players new and familiar to the strategy genre and its sub genres something new and interest to tackle. Players are tasked with constructing and expanding their medieval settlement, managing resources such as food, wood, and stone, and overseeing the welfare of their population, all the while making sure their settlements can say afloat amidst warfare, disasters and player mis management. To help you along the way, we have detailed guides on the following:

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