Originally posted by ozzy
Well the way I look at it Deity is correct, since we are changing the ending now that the game is almost over we need to get agreement of all players involved to do so. We can't force Deity to abide by our wishes that he finish the game our way. Of course he can't force anyone else from just dropping out of the game, saying the hell with all you guys, and wagging a finger at Deity for screwing everything up like Drake was going to do.
Both decisions are well within the range of options a person has, and we can't force anyone to not choose one of the above options. But both options don't respect the desires of the majority of players in the game so it is wise to persuade whoever is making one of these choices to rethink and choose a path that is more agreeable to all those involved without stepping on toes. When Drake was going to just quit and divy up the Zulu empire this is what we did, it was proved to him that this is a poor decision and would hurt the majority of player's enjoyment of the game. This is what i feel needs to be done with Deity, Prom and Drake now.
Also let me point out that option 1 cannot be accepted unless ALL the players agree to it as well. It is also a deviation from the previously accepted ending of option 2. Although if someone is truly intent on just ending their involvement in the game they can just drop out and we will continue without them.
So a quick summery of our options and situation. A majority of players favor an alternite ending. However they cannot force their wishes upon the other three but must make their case to convince the other players. Ending the game now has one vote I believe and also requires a consensus to be accepted. If there is a hung jury and gridlock then we are stuck with playing the game out (option 2) but with some restrictions to speed game play along.
2. Deity, Drake
3. Raz, Belinda, Ozzy, Capo
Since we are no closer to a solution than last week I suggest we not play this week again. I can't make it anyways. I can't make the following week either, and no doubt most of the Americans won't be able to either. So I suggest we take the next two weeks off to sort this all out.