Given the nature of how divine orders slowly die out after a divinity goes dormant/inactive, I would love for there to be a way to facilitate "keeping alive" the order in the absence of their divine.
A problem as it stands now is that the administration won't act on behalf of the divine. And I respect that. I suspect it has to do with policies, the amount of work involved, and perhaps there not being the best system in place to accommodate for this.
So I was thinking about a couple of problems and solutions, and this thread is meant to get a discussion on this, and perhaps end up with easy to implement IDEAS that can be implemented if the administration like what we come up with.
Problem: Induction into the order stops. Solution: Make a command, for the inner and/or outer order head to PROPOSE <CHARACTER> FOR INDUCTION <REASON>. The reason message could simple be PLEASE SEE THE SCROLL OHELP PERSONNAME, WHERE ALL HER ACCOMPLISHMENTS HAVE BEEN RECORDED. That way, if the divine is dormant, and given that there is a pre-approved set of requirements, someone from the administration can quickly review the REASON, and induct. Maybe no theatrics/ceremony if the divine is inactive, but at least new people can join.
Problem: Order head goes inactive. Solution: Make a command, or piggyback of some of the city politics system (I am not well versed in that), that makes it possible to challenge the order head, and he/she is replaced by votes if not responding.
Problem: Essence counts never resetting. Solution: Make essence counts reset on a certain interval chosen by the divine. This would demand the same to be the case for all the divine, with perhaps a maximum time set to 3 or 6 months.
Problem: No favours. Solution: A PROPOSE <CHARACTER> FOR FAVOUR <REASON> type command, which could refer to essence count, heads submitted, etc.
Problem: Hard to have competitions or events with prices. Solution: Have a way to preapprove prices such as favours, custom items, etc.
Problem: No new order hall items or sellable wares from order NPC. Solution: Submit proposals for new items, perhaps piggybacking off of existing tradeskills structure, and once ever 3-12 months every order gets at least one item approved.
Let me know what you guys think!
I would just love for it to be possible to get some order action even if your divine has been gone for in-game decades, or even centuries. And if we make it easy for the administration to manage, then I am hoping that we can find a win-win situation for all sides involved.