@Darius "I’d like to propose an amendment that only goes into effect 6 months after the passing. 6 months after the amendment passes, anyone who does not meet the build requirements would be listed as Non Participating. This would mean their votes would go untallied, and I would also limit other perks granted at baron for NP and Withdrawn members. Specifically, I would like to officially state that NP and Withdrawn members cannot run as Minister or serve as Deputy Minister, make land claims or offer vassalage to new members."
Its not just voting, and to boil down this whole thing to just 'get the builds' is missing the whole point of the opposition.
I am just going to be candid (note: this is not meant to come across angry, I am just an aggressive person lol): 2019 was the worst fucking year of my life. I had to sever a relationship with one of my oldest friends due to his toxicity and him owing me 1200 dollars which I will never see. I started therapy due to my nearly decade old romantic relationship beginning to crumble. I saw the near death of both of my grandparents, had to deal with the continued struggle of my abusive mom trying to meddle in my life and then, at the end of it all, my 9 year long romantic relationship came to an end with her moving out in November. Why the fuck would I want to then get on a minecraft server that largely already feels like a chore for lots of members, including me? My creativity doesnt work on some sort of schedule nor am I someone who has assloads of free time like the most prolific of our members. But because of all of this I, all of a sudden, am used as an bad example as to why people who dont build buildings should have no say in the server, despite me being a very active member in every other regard, and then losing all of my ability to contribute meaningfully for the same reason; I didnt build 20 10x10 hovels while my life was falling apart.
And this isnt just me. Other members here have so much going on in their personal lives. But this proposition, in an attempt to punish Knaris (because lets be real, thats the issue), is going to punish a half dozen plus of our most crucial members and not allow them to contribute in the more important aspects.
This is the kind of shit I have been against since the beginning. Every attempt to make this server more 'gamey', more 'gotcha', more 'grindy', more 'competative' I have been adamantly against for this very reason. The culture of this server seems to be steering into a place of elitism and its soo fucking weird to me. Do you wanna know why we survived The Fishening? Its because we were a community first, a group of friends who bonded over writing and much more not because of Minecraft or some fetish for building but yet several people around here seem to think so.
If this even remotely goes into voting its going to break this server or start the breaking, there is no way around it.