SWG: The Galactic SenateBy: little_shiba posted at Jul 11, 2007 7:46 pm
Itis the mission of the Galactic Senator to represent to the best of hisor her ability the segment of community for which he or she has beenappointed. It is the responsibility of the Senator to take into accountthe interests and sentiments of those represented in an unbiased andobjective capacity, serving as advocate, leader, and unified voice forthe players.
Candidates for theGalactic Senate may be nominated by any player in good standing, andself-nominations are also considered. Clarity and influence are amongthe top desired traits for a Senator to possess. An election commissioncomprising of the Star Wars Galaxies Community Team will appoint thetitle of Senator to players from the pool of nominations. Onceappointed, a Senator will serve a 6 month term at which point theposition will be open to new candidates.
There are 32 total Senators. The following is a breakdown of positions within the Senate:
Beast Master Senator
Bounty Hunter Senator
Domestic Goods Trader Senator
Engineering Trader Senator
Munitions Trader Senator
Structures Trader Senator
Current Senators who have served with distinction will continue to do so for the first elective term.
There are currently 11 Legacy Senators.
Player Associations Senator
Host Senator (New Players)
Roleplay Senator (Events, Storytelling)
Fifteen will be named for the Professions, one for each, including thefour sets of expertise which Trader may be broken down into. Six AspectSenators will be named in addition to represent the various aspects ofthe game, and eleven Legacy Senators will continue their role asrepresentatives.
Senators will haveaccess to The Galactic Senate forum, where debate, discussion and votesthat help mould the future direction of Star Wars Galaxies will takeplace. Senators are granted limited moderator abilities (Sticky,Announcement) in their respective forums and are flagged with the prestigious title of Senator. Once monthly, Senators will convene in-game on Test Center for the Convocation of the Galactic Senate to discuss priority items on the agenda.
Senators are required to represent the interests of their publicaccurately. For professions, this means a special attention to thedetails and nuances of balance, systems and functionality of theirchosen profession in-game. As a community leader, the Senator isexpected to be the definitive source for all things which he or sherepresents. A Senator representing an aspect should champion theinterests and concerns of that particular aspect, and and will beexpected to speak with the voice of all that aspect's constituents.
A Senator is expected to express the concerns and interests of his orher constituents on legislation that has been proposed by the CommunityTeam. Bills requesting the consensus of the Senate to define communitydesires will come to the floor of the Senate and are expected to bedebated and voted on in a timely manner. Senators will be encouraged towrite or compile articles and guides to assist the players theyrepresent.
Example - A Senator representing the Smugglerprofession will be encouraged to write or compile from sources a guideto help newcomers to the Smuggler profession, and offer tips and hintsfrom the community as a whole. A Senator representing the Imperialfaction of the Galactic Civil War would be encouraged to build a Top 5list of the most prominent Imperial PvP strategies, etc.
What a Senator Can Do
- Propose Senate topics for a vote.
- Request a redress of issues by the development team.
- Attend the Convocation in-game event.
- Vote on Senate legislation
What a Senator Cannot Do
- Propose any backwards regression of updates.
- Ban players
- Squelch or otherwise mute players.
The Galactic Senate is now accepting nominations for the roles of the following Senate positions:
- Beast Master Senator
- Bounty Hunter Senator
- Commando Senator
- Entertainer Senator
- Jedi Senator
- Medic Senator
- Officer Senator
- Pilot Senator
- Politician Senator
- Spy Senator
- Smuggler Senator
- Domestic Goods Trader Senator
- Engineering Trader Senator
- Munitions Trader Senator
- Structures Trader Senator
- Imperial Senator
- Rebel Senator
- Neutral Senator
- Player Associations Senator
- Host Senator (New Players)
- Roleplay Senator (Events, Storytelling)
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