A question I have been asking myself for a while now and it is one that raises more questions than answers. Having had to deal with the dysfunctional nature of the organisation a lot in the last three real months I have concluded a few things. Firstly, the Dominion is two very distinct camps of thought, those who will rally to a cause when asked, get involved in activities and aim to push the purpose of the dominion forward. Conversely, the other is set on burying its head in the sand. Nevertheless, it could be great roleplay if it was played out having two sides to the equation, although sadly the dominion cannot function in this nature. I suppose this is to be expected given the diverse leaderships, and different ideals. It could be fun if done right? No it is not. The divide is based on something that will not change when there are two conflicting views of what the Purpose of the Dominion truly is. An easy example was the recent changes with Neoma trying to recreating her House and Aldric doing the same. Right there two brilliant opportunities for both sides of the Dominion to get involved, what with one side trying to approach it with politics and subterfuge, whilst the other is trying to establish the strength of the “Empire”. Sadly, this cannot occur when neither side can communicate due to polar opposites in philosophy and doctrine.
Another example was the recent mass insults to the Dominion by outside parties, guilds and cities. However, again nothing was said or done to resolve the issue. Nothing was done to progress the storyline along due to half of the Dominion having no desire to get involved and the other just wants to kill in the name of the Empire. I comprehend that people have different ideas on how their character should react, but I just cannot grasp why it must always conflict with the central rp of a theme. That frustrates me to no end. The Dominion is setup currently that it requires a majority vote to put things into action. It requires certain Houses to give the go ahead, yet these House are the same ones that desire to not to be involved in activities.
Indeed, when the conversations are brought up in groups about what the Dominion means it is always the same result, the dominion is the Imperium 2.0 all over again as people have be divided and are confused.
So how do we fix it because the foundation that the admin put in place is solid enough, it gives some wiggle room for rp, and a strong basis for establishing House roles? However, there are no mechanical aspects in place to hold people accountable or to support, enforce the purpose of the organisation, or indeed further the true purpose of the Dominion. Whatever it is?
• What could be added to improve this?
• What is the purpose of the dominion really?
• How do you suggest this is approach now that IC wise the thing is at a stalemate
• What do people think of the Dominion in all honesty.
My opinion here is bias, as I want to see the dominion unified as a singular body that responds to threats against the Consanguine. I want to see some changes in how things are handled and to ensure the central theme of upholding the Empire is done at any length. I would love to see a way to call hunts via a voting system that requires all members to cast a vote, as well as a greater emphasis on what it means to be a Consanguine.
Abhorash says, "Ve'kahi has proved that even bastards can earn their place."