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Dormant Gods with Active Orders: where's our help line?
Imperian I hear has a system for organization requests which seems to work rather well, but I don't see any such equivalent in this IRE game.
A lot of things - simple in nature - cannot occur because a Patron isn't around, which puts pressure on the active Order whenever they want to do something exemplary on behalf of the Order, pursuant of heir modus operandi. There isn't a system in place that deftly employs credits, gold, or essence that makes these sorts of requests possible or permitted in presently deployed systems like crafting.
We cannot use themes associated with our Patron in our crafted designs: they are rejected. Nor do we have a means to prove our connection with the Order we are making them, in order to make it permissible to draft them in the first place. There is no mechanism to apply for stationary or ply the Order's heraldric arms on signets, even if the Order commissioned them for this purpose and are used by high rank members.
Some Divine Orders have specific rites, rituals, or procedures that require certain items upon induction: these cannot be granted nor requested if the Patron is dormant, but are necessary for them to partake in the Order instead of just taking up space.
I understand the arguments against organization seals and a limit on order specific items, but I think there are plenty of arguments for them and ways to circumvent any abuse - namely, having to be of a certain rank to use such instruments, and creating a fee for their construction as well as providing a gold sink outside of player's pockets.
I think Orders should be taken seriously in this regard: who patrons the dormant Order? Does the House with a Patron do better than the one who does not, despite equal membership and influence?
Orders in my personal experience are one of the last player retention organizations that characters cling to before they peace out. They can be a very defining part of a character and when all else fails, are the thing that keeps them engaged in the game. Why not take them a bit more seriously for what they can contribute to the RP experience of Achaea?
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