The management simulation makes crew, workers and soldiers real. In Rulers of the Sea gamers will care about the fate of those they command, but if management is not their passion, they can leave the details to their officers.
The education system adds more realism and immersion than traditional grinding game levelling systems. It is linked to history and adds value by actually teaching something. It gives a sense of accomplishment, as the history knowledge has a real value and connects the gamer to the period of the role playing world.