This update, we actually are responding directly to a question asked in a comment on a previous update, because this brings up an important topic worth discussing in depth. (With apologies for the delay in response as this cycles through…)
To quote the question, “Many gamers are not as political and methodical as I am, and will simply make a direct push towards their goal. They’ll expect to be made mayor if they try to be mayor, general if they want to be general, or Supreme commander. The faction system is very attractive to me, and would be very immersive, but many of my friends would likely find it as a frustrating obstacle in the way of their enjoyment. How would you address this?”
The simplest response to this sort of problem is, essentially, “Scale”.