Even so, the mc is already familiar with the basics of the world, they already know, for example what daedra and daedric princes are. Our mc’s on Zemia have to learn everything, including the language from scratch (in the elder scrolls every mc can seemingly speak most common languages already). It can be done, but the process is not going to be particularly quick.
Sadly I don’t think our “dad” in this game places any particular emphasis on educating the mc with the skills we’d actually need to be a decent emperor. He just wants to use the mc as an asset to stabilize his own rule and doesn’t care what comes after. Although if he did he’d probably remarry and make sure our mc’s didn’t inherit, so lucky us, I guess. So he’s probably fine with making the mc into Viv’s Emirati wife, and very much an “emperor” in name only. Unless the mc takes matters into their own hands.
I think when he sees Yusra again, since Zemians apparently have good computers and virtual reality, he’d ask her to make an AI/VI program to help educate and bring him up to speed (and to actually co-develop it with my tech-savvy mc, so he can be reasonably sure there’s no malicious code in it somewhere).
You hit it right on the head, while we may very much want to make some changes, we’ve got to understand the status quo and the power structure first. So that, if worst comes to worst, we’d at least have an idea where everybody’s interest lie and who’d revolt over what. Can’t really govern if you’re stumbling blind and clueless (I mean just look at Trump!), and like I’ve said before being an emperor in name only as an Emirati wife and leaving everything serious and related to actual governance entirely up to VIv or even Sammy does not appeal to my mc in the slightest.
That does not mean we need to go at it alone and my mc would very much like Sammy (or maybe Viv on later playthrough to be equal partners in every sense of the word) or can’t ever rely on advisers, after all to make use of their expertise is what they’re for (which is also something Trump does not seem willing to actually comprehend) but it helps to have a general idea what your advisers and cabinet ought to be doing, otherwise they can also abuse the situation and play you like a fiddle. Balance is key. And right now our mc’s on Zemia lack the background and knowledge to be able to forge such a reasonable balance.
This is true and the mc’s Earth past won’t help or hinder the mc much, unless we choose to. though it is more likely to be a hindrance then a help as one of the few interplanetary actions are scholarly/scientific, but Earth is not included in whatever exchange system the humanoid planets do have, so our Earth education really is worthless. As for Zemia, while I think most practical knowledge, including elementary and high school educations, can be learned “online” and with help from tutors or AI/VI, my mc really dreads having to redo higher education amongst Zemian upper-class brats all younger than him. As the prospective emperor would likely need a degree that’s actually prestigious and can’t simply suffice with something from a community college or online course.
Still everything on this list can be done, assuming dear old dad hangs on for another 20-30 years while our mc’s play catch-up, assuming our mc’s are indeed (like Hasan says in chapter 1) quite intelligent even for Zemians.
Which is also problematic, besides if my mc really does grow to love Sammy (or maybe Viv) he’s not going to leave them behind. So that would likely rule out returning to Earth. Particularly if he has also busted his ass and worked harder than ever on Zemia! He just doesn’t want to effectively be Sammy (or Viv’s) Emirati “wife” and remain a “prince” or “emperor” in name only.
Anyway, swanky party at Sammy’s short, presumably coming up sometime!