I'd love to have the free upkeep anyway. How can I turn it on?
Btw, started playing on HARD as a Campaign difficulty, will inform you about AI's behaviour. Hope won't be unnaturally aggressive, that's why I didn't start with VH. Plus, I set battle difficulty to VH, and in the first battle I managed to get AI's archers right at the beggining with my cavalry, as they went to far from their army.
EDIT - ok, taken over two cities. I was shocked to see that taking over the middle of the city won't make me win.. Can I change this? I don't like it.. makes the battles more unpractical, longer. AI played poorly.. but they surprised me in some ways. For instance, they charged with missile cavalry :-). I was pleased to see it.. very unusual. Will write again.
EDIT - He guys I think I need to talk to some of you.. playing for Antioch and yet very easily invading Turks. Two castles sacked already. They tend to be somehow passive.. I discovered two armies standing on the borders doing nothing just watching me sucking the castle. Tell me how can I make sure XAI is working properly? Had KGCM 4.2, copied the files from Christmas patch, then copied XAI 4.0 files (for KGCM), cleared cache according to "readme". Did I miss sth?
And one more thing - caste conversion. Why is that turned off? I can't convert any cities, or castles... I miss this to be honest.