Lore Printing Press
Well, I have thought about making this thread for some time, but it has recently become very apparent that the server has hit new levels of stagnation and unprecedented lows. Fall and Summer are the low periods for the server, however there are times which once held high numbers, but barely reach over twenty people. RP feels more decentralized than ever, and players find little to do other than collect resources to have that really neat sword (to fight what??? to do what???). This is by no means okay. Aethier has always had a tendency to have players use lore, bend and break it to make themselves the strongest of people. It has now reached the point where many of the players are 'end game', where they hold materials so strong that none can face them, or blessings so strong they are infallible, or silly to defeat.
This is not okay.
We are better than this and have been better than this. When applying to the server, an RP server, we admit that we are coming here to create a story together, and to rp with friends and people we have known for years, or people we met about an hour ago. The problem is, RP is comfortable, for quite a few number of reasons. All of the major leaders of politics have done so through hardwork and trial, yet some of which have gone inactive. It's often asked why none rebel to fight them, or why no one has any opposition before, but that is due to the conventions we put in place ourselves.
I could ramble on and on and on about what is an issue with the server, and try to sway you to my side, but I instead will address what I wish to propose, and hope to see where Aethier stands on coming to a resolution to this stagnation. I propose an 'Aethier 2.0', a near complete wipe of characters, items, and the map. Everyone would be starting new and from the bottom to work their way upwards. "But wait! My work! If you take away my character- I will leave the server!" - While I do understand this plight, and have at times felt like this before (so I can sympathize) I do believe it is necessary to start anew. I have ideas for a setting that could take place if such a start were to happen, and loads of ideas to make a fulfilling and interactive world. The problem is most of what holds the server back cannot be fixed without going back and ripping out the weeds of the garden. We have fixed lore so many times, made retcons, and done sloppy, half-assed attempts of implementing new lore. This would wipe the slate clean and give new grounds to work with.
This is by no means an official poll, do make any suggestions if the options in the poll do not suit you. Thank you for listening to my small rant, and feel free to comply your own opinions as responses.