What I really miss in this game is at least some semblance of city life in the settlements I created. I love to build, the game provides great opportunities for the embodiment of architectural fantasies. But all our cities are dead: we can only place guards in them (who do not even hold their weapons in their hands) and dancers (whom we cannot even get to dance the dances we want).
There are several mods that previously made it possible to correct this situation: citylife and Populus, which allowed placing “decorations” in the form of residents, as well as StraysThralls, which allowed setting various emotions to real thralls (they are all in the Steam “workshop”). But, unfortunately, the authors of these mods abandoned them, and Ira no longer works with them.
I do not even expect to see any sane AI in the game that would animate cities and allow tralls to move and behave plausibly within settlements, but I would be incredibly grateful to the developers for introducing the idea of StraysThralls into the game - to make the thrall simulate certain emotions by placing the corresponding tokens in his inventory.