Game Version: 1.1.7.0308+
There are three more buttons in that top left menu. These buttons have to do with the Estate System. Earning estate points and estate splendour allows you to unlock more buildings which allows you to do more stuff and expand in the game.
These buttons are a bit hard to read due to the colours used. Don’t worry, a UI overhaul is on the dev team’s radar! 🙂
You can click on the images below to get a better look at them.
The Labour Estate button is the first one. Labour is all about your people! If you mouse over this button (top image), you’ll see how many Labour points you’ve earned (the green number) and how much Labour splendour you’ve earned (the pink number).
The splendour number in the button is rounded up, so it’s more accurate to look at the number when you mouse over it.
Now, click on the button and a drop-down menu opens up (lower image). Here is a list of buildings you can unlock over time and the requirements. As you can see, to unlock the stone Lord Manor, a person needs 20 splendour points, 20 commoners in town, and 3 labour points. (How to get points will be covered in another post.)
The Kingdom Estate is, as it sounds, all about your King. 😉 Kings like keeps and soldiers, it seems. Something about defending what is theirs…
Mousing over this button again gives you exact splendour points, and clicking it opens a Kingdom menu with different buildings to unlock and take advantage of. Working the same way, you can see it will take 20 Commoners, 15 Kingdom splendour, and 3 Kingdom points to unlock the Hunter’s Hut.
Lastly, we have the Clergy Estate. All about the churches and monks and priests and such. And by now, you should be able to see how to unlock something in this image. 🙂
Estate buttons give you goals to work for and dreams for expansion. If you have any questions about this part of the UI, leave me a comment and I’ll be sure to get back to you!