Possibilities are endless. I'm all for giving power to the players - just be careful of stretching yourself too thin over too many concepts.
Heh Indeed, the politicial system will defiantly be something to massively test in beta tests.
I mean in other 2d mmorpgs Power Abusing is already a common issue, without any form of politicial system.... (once again I refer to www.tibia.com
, and prob runescape, but Ive never actually played it)
Add a politicial system into the game and youve given the PA's the chance to gain even more control over other players.... but yet at the same time It will be interesting in how it will work out, how corrupted people will remain president because they pay people and kill off their enemies...
But you still got to have some form of authority over elected players.... They still need to obey the game rules, and something should be put in, to prevent a player or guild to gain total control over the server without being challenged.