I posed this question on the live stream but it never received enough steam to be answered. Do you think there should be tournaments in the game to be held by the player with neutral factions (Other Players or NPCs) in order to increase skills and effect relations? Maybe a Joust or Archery competition? The devs mentioned Festivals and seasonal events, do you think this may be planned already using Festivals as the terms?
I was thinking it can even go beyond combat. Maybe there can be a farming competition as well who knows? Will your victory insult participating nations or will it make you nation seem worthy of an alliance?