Okay. @Jacen @Sarapis @Tecton @Makarios @Mortori
We split the game two-ways. Each of the two factions have directly opposing endgame goals.
Ashtan + Hashan + Mhaldor vs Targossas + Cyrene + Eleusis.
We have the best combat system in the gaming world, so let's work with that.
Battlefields would be established by a revolving area of interest. There would be two kinds of encounters. 1) Large scale unlimited players allowed, battle goals yielding XX point values, 2) more regular battles where leading faction can enter X% less amount of players than non-leading faction OR MOST must be from city C - the weaker one. To begin, should a new participant from faction B enter area of interest, a random participant from faction A would be warped out. Once killed within, we could say..smash them into orbit, where it takes 60 seconds (graced) to crash back the world of Achaea to re enter the battlefield. 5 rooms from within the area of interest are violence free.
Current endgame goal holder provide utility, boasting rights or monetary gain for cities - travel, end/wp regen, xp boost, city gold/credit increase (for citizen credit sale support), Deity statue at NoT, essence bonus per offer/kill etc. There is a limited pool of benefits that are distributed by the cities. For example, say there are 9 benefits, each city could have 3 slots, then the weaker city could have the top ones; or no limit and give city C all the hard benefits. For example, Ashtan would be more interested in statue, essence, flavour stuff while having little use for the hard bonuses.
Each city keeps their laws, but INDIVIDUAL city factions are divided for roleplay and flavour (pretty much what it is now). The isolationist status quo will obviously have to go, but I think that has done more to harm the game than benefit.
Icons can no longer be destroyed, but go dormant for 72 hours when depleted to 0%.
To be determined: What represents the factions?What's are the goals within the battlefield, and how are scores kept?Remove class restrictions within factions?
Should we tie Icons and Nishnatoba into this?