I'm kinda here too with the enjoyment being in the orcs and less so on the sieges. They tend to get pretty chaotic and messy, but I do like the personalities taking part in them. The grind part is something I've been experiencing lately, because I'm finding that my orcs in the first areas are not too high level, but their enemies are, so they need to rank up in a serious way. Only this isn't too easy when you control the area and can only really focus on one at a time. I just bought 10 of those lootboxes you get with the in-game currency, because I was going to suggest that I'm not experiencing a real need or even a particular drive towards them (relating to Chewgumma's post above), but I noticed that the orcs I got from the boxes were all within 5 levels of my character at most. I'm level 46, and the lowest orcs that I got were 41. This would mean that the boxes are a really fast way to get way higher level followers to either replace the lower level ones or to be used as their victims, either way the levels will come. I didn't pay attention to that with earlier lootboxes, but those 10 were pretty enlightening. That said, the in-game currency seems to flow in nicely and the boxes don't strike me as terribly expensive either, so I'm still not too concerned about them. ...and I pick my orcs based on their looks, personality and name anyway, so I don't mind putting some work in some of them.