The ROK I - Dream State play system is ladder text based but you do not have to compare your Kingdom to other Players if you do not want to. Dream State is an alter world built into ROK II based on the older ROK I gaming system. You access this option when your Character is asleep, training or resting in a camp. Your Character falls asleep and while in this state is able to travel to an ethereal plane of existence where your Character is already a ruler. While in this state you can administer a kingdom as its ruler. A game within a game as an option when your Character sleeps.
You can view the Dream State Ladder system at anytime: HERE.
The latest addition of the mines really boosted things. I'm able to allocate more peasants to work, gain more chances for gold through trading and best of all they're starting to be a bit happy. Folks in my kingdom can be hard to please. *laugh*.