Ascent’s first election will determine the President of the Galaxy

    
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Ascent: The Space Game is holding its first major election. This isn’t just any player election, mind you, but it’s one that will determine the loftily titled President of the Galaxy. Developer Fluffy Kitten Studios says that the president will be “given a direct line to the development team” and will therefore be able to “influence the very foundation of the universe as it is built.”

The election deadline is June 20th and the newly elected president will serve a six-month term. The two most viable candidates are Prolapser, a veteran with over 1,300 hours of “flight time,” according to Fluffy Kitten’s press release. His only serious challenger is Waervyn, who is riding a wave of popularity thanks to his social media campaigning and his YouTube tutorials.

Source: Fluffy Kitten press release, official site
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TierlessTime posted earlier, seems livefyre is practicing galacto-political censorship..

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Ironwu Aglethe
As in the artist formerly known as Sony Online Entertainment.
I was more just speaking hypotheticaly if random games started having random internet presidential elections. Planetside2 was just something I happened to have a relevant familiarity with.
Wrel’s only real qualification for the job would be being a minor Youtube celebrity (like one of the candidates mentioned in the article), but he’s probably the most well known player in the PS2 community. He also comes across as a very calm and thoughtful person with an interest in the gameplay experience of players across a variety of skill levels. 
So I was just citing that as a potential case where picking someone with a popularity amongst the entrenched fanbase of a game wouldn’t necessarily be a bad thing for new or potential players either.

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Why even have an election we all know Zaphod Beeblebrox wins.

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sray155 Never give players to much power. After what happened in Eve you would think Dev’s would know better by now.

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as a player of the game (a minor one) but I have ben around a while, I can say that the developer does poll the player base (often) and is very accessible. the new president will also stay in touch with the player base, or they have so far. change in the game affects everyone from the top down, so he is usually of the same mind we are. The game is developing nicely and I personally am looking forward to how it will play out.

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About as valid as mayor of the universe.