This is difficult. Given your requirements, Emperor isn’t the one I would have picked. But @AMASH is correct in that you should give it some more time to work. The sub will adapt to your goals where possible and may end up doing exactly what you needed, maybe even in a way you didn’t realize you needed. This doesn’t prevent you from experimenting with some combinations.
You have all four scenarios that would be recommended.
- Ascended Mogul + DareDevil (+ True Social Optional)
- Emperor + DareDevil
- Emperor + True Social
From what has been reported about Emperor, you are correct. It is more focused on making you build your empire with you on top. And it can be a bit lonely on top. So the reports do state that people on Emperor cast off the social aspects that aren’t directly needed to help them grow, as @blackadder already states.
Khan is more social and sexual and building whatever empire is necessary to support that lifestyle. Had you asked a month ago, AMASH would have likely answered Khan all the way. Apparently he’s quite impressed by True Social.
DareDevil and True Social are all about making friends and networking.
Up until now, my recommendation given your scenario has been Ascended Mogul and DareDevil, but True Social does open up some unknowns that may enable new possibilities and we’d love to see reports on how well it works in combination with Emperor.
First, consider for yourself if you are willing to give Emperor the time it needs to work. Next, consider if you should add DareDevil or True Social to the mix. Both may take an equal amount of time to work, since DareDevil adds a whole major program, while True Social wasn’t meant to be run all day long.
If you do find that you wish to jump on a new stack without waiting on Emperor, consider the one you recommended yourself, it aligns best with your goals.
PS @Saiyan4Blue is running Emperor + DareDevil. You can ask him about his experiences. According to his journal, it might be what you want.