When you usually hear about voting systems in MMORPGs, they are usually tied to some cumbersome political system that most players will never get to participate in directly. With Prosperous Universe, however, voting isn’t just about putting a guy in office — it’s about everyone’s money.
Enter the Chamber of Global Commerce, a new idea that the team is working on to give players a direct vote and say in how business is structured and run on any given planet. This expensive building allows players to vote for a week-long economic program that gives buffs and boosts for certain sectors.
“The weight of a player’s vote depends on her workforce: the more workforce she has and the happier it is, the more it counts,” the team wrote. “But everything has a price. The CoGC will have a constant upkeep that has to be paid to keep it running. Just as with the building costs, everyone on the planet can contribute to it.”