I think we’ve all seen an era where it’s clear that one alliance is dominating the era and will continue to until the very end. In other words, it’s pretty much a dead era. However, there are times when the admin may be busy so it takes a lot longer than needed for relics to come out. So why not have something created where the players of the era get to decide when relics come out. After tick 500 or 750 (something like that so there is still time for super late planters and so relics are released at like tick 10), some vote mechanism comes up asking whether the players would like the relics to be released. This vote mechanism would be available throughout the entire era so players can vote anytime. Once the more than 25% or 50%? of players have decided that they do want relics to be released, they will be released in like 10-20 ticks or so from that time. This way, players don’t have to sit through unnecessarily long eras that have been dead from the get go. This way, players can have a fresh start quickly and perhaps bring in new competition.
Would love to hear your guys’ thoughts.