Not Implemented - Renaming of Galactic Senators to Regional Governers? | Star Wars Galaxies Restoration

Not Implemented Renaming of Galactic Senators to Regional Governers?

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Proposal
Rename Galactic Senators to Regional Governers or something similar.
Justification
It doesn't fit the narrative for the senate to be functioning at this time. As I haven't delved into the organization of the Galactic Senate as it has been implemented within the game as of yet, I am unsure how it will affect gameplay.
Motivation
The timeline shows that the senate was dissolved in Episode IV, and the game takes place after Episode IV.
The game takes place in the timeline between Episodes IV and V. At 37 minutes into Episode IV, Tarkin declares that the "Imperial Senate will no longer be of any concern to us", "The emperor has dissolved the council permanently", and "The Regional Governors now have direct control over their territories."
 
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I like this idea! The current system would only need the word. "Senator"-etc changed to "Regional Governor" for voting I think...
 
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Arent regional governors appointed by the emperor rather than voted in? I personally dont like the idea of giving players positions of game world political power. I mean, what would be the point? What would they do? Raise taxes? Plus, the only people that would get elected are those with with big guilds. The whole thing is just stupid....
 

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Thanks for your suggestion!

The Galactic Senate isn't part of our in-game meta but rather is a community-based role. Part of our Publish 2.1 will introduce an in-game regional governance system that will be based on elected officials assuming territorial control of different regions on various planets, so there will be a regional-based governance system more in alignment with what you're describing and that is more closely tied to era-appropriate lore. We didn't use this approach for the Galactic Senate because it is based on the original concept from SOE and more consistent with how other community programs operate.
 
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