On the technical side, let’s think worst case scenario, an exploit has been found to bypass voting and disable someone’s PvE protection - then massive damage is done; some players quit right there, but others will burn with vengeance so danm hot, they will spend the next 6 months destroying their destroyers, but with the system properly used by the community who witnessed the crime. This is what democracy is for.
On the political side - a majority vote needs to be reached, and not everyone will vote, or it’d take a long time to reach a consensus. It is said that democracies rarely start wars. But when it DOES, then it’s all out balls-the-the-walls because it is what people consider needed, and not just orchestrated by some ■■■■■■■ with an agenda. Atleast that’s how it works with a democracy without representation coughRepubliccough
If a voting system can be “abused” by having a majority vote pass because an alpha clan has 10 active people answering to a monarch, v.s. 6 single clans out there, and systematically wipes them out with the system then
The monarch deserves that power, because 9 people listen to him. In this day and age, it’s hard enough as it is to get 9 strongly individualistic people with different backgrounds, gender and religion to agree with you in the first place. A unanimous vote even within a clan is an achievement.
A monarch who has the respect of 9 people doesn’t go bully people for no reason. If he does, he becomes a tyrant, and when that happens, it unites the server against him.
So my proposal - If there are more than 5 downvotes, the bill is VETO’d, cuz that’s usually half a server’s population these days on average.
If a vote has more than 5 votes for it, and 1 vote against after 2 weeks, the bill is passed.
If a vote has more than 5 votes for it, and more than 1 vote but less than 5 votes against it, the bill stays for a month, before it is passed.
If a vote has 14 for, and 6 against, the bill is veto’d.
Which means any clan larger than 5 people can veto a bill, because frankly, 6 people is a substantial population. If they are all ■■■■■■■■ at the same time, then oh well. It’s better than mega clans preying on small clans with the system though.
Let’s say there’s 1 alpha clan of 10 people, and your the only single clanner there… well. You’d be living under their rule with or without a voting system. even in PvE.
IMHO a clan who has a lot of people deserves it’s power, cuz it’s an institution that serves several people.
If there is even a hint of internal strife in a clan, it only needs one tribey to log on between 3 and 5 AM, and wreck everything.
People forget that tribes are nothing more than a unilateral marriage agreement amongst heterosexual men (usually) and that… requires an incredible amount of maturity.