How to Increase Approval in Manor Lords

An army in Manor Lords, armed with spears and shields, getting ready to charge at an off-screen army.
Credit: Slavic Magic/Hooded Horse.

An army in Manor Lords, armed with spears and shields, getting ready to charge at an off-screen army.
Credit: Slavic Magic/Hooded Horse.

Running an entire settlement requires more than just putting up a bunch of buildings. In this guide, we’ll show you how to increase Approval in Manor Lords so you can keep progressing through the strategy game.

Strategy games like Manor Lords demand a lot of time and dedication to get things running smoothly. But no matter how much effort you put into providing food or recruiting units, the villagers may still find a way to be unhappy.

Keeping the citizens of your town satisfied with where they live is the foundation of your settlement’s progress, so let’s go ahead and find out how to increase Approval in Manor Lords.

The player's character standing in a market in Manor Lords featuring several colorful tents with houses in the background.
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How to Increase Manor Lords Approval

Several factors affect your Approval in Manor Lords like making sure supplies are stored properly and maintaining variety in the marketplace. Here’s how to ensure the happiness of your citizens in Manor Lords.

  • Provide enough housing to prevent homelessness
  • Meet the Market Supply requirements for burgage plots
  • Meet the Amenities requirements for burgage plots
  • Make sure all supplies are stored properly
  • Have enough variety in marketplace stalls
  • Bury villagers that die in battle against Raiders and Bandits
  • Lower taxes
  • Make upgrades to the structures in your settlement when available

Losing track of just one of these factors is enough to cause a ripple effect that will make your Approval come crashing down. Homeless families will turn to a life of crime and cause chaos within your settlement or supplies that haven’t been stored properly may be destroyed by the weather, resulting in a famine.

Approval in Manor Lords will impact your militia’s morale and determine your town’s ability to grow its population. the higher your Approval, the better off you'll be. In the early stages, I've found having a high Approval rating is key to effectively growing and managing your town, as it's easy to run out of families able to guide the oxen and construct additional buildings without diverting them from other important roles.

You can keep track of your Approval rating by taking a look near the top left corner of your screen.

And that’s our guide on how to increase Approval in Manor Lords. For more on the strategy game, we can show you how to activate Peaceful Mode or provide you with a cheat list to help you through those tough times.

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