Those of you who remember the Subreddit may remember when I posted a suggestion about "CTF Planetary". This is an optional gamemode where two teams of around about 100 players are spawned hundreds of miles apart and have to research and build and manage their own societies in order to capture the enemy's flag (Or Intel, or Artifact, or really whatever macguffin we can come up with) and win the game. There ought to be a special permanent reward, as this gamemode will take time and a lot of effort. Things like a unique dash bobblehead or a miniature macguffin to go on your wall would go down well. (Needless to say, nothing that gives you power. Duh.) The two teams start on different islands on a randomly generated world. A small amount of research has already been filled. This helps to speed along progress. Each player is given their basic equipment: A set of basic tools A basic rifle A small quantity of ammunition A two-way radio Three days MREs Some random parts and pieces. These items would help the players with getting their shizzle wizzle together. They would have to research vehicles, go scouting, fend off against hostile aliens, fight huge and epic battles, and build towns and cities that would be ravaged by war. The end goal: To capture the enemy's macguffin. Now, needless to say, there would be issues. For example, players may log in with the intention of griefing, or in any case being detrimental to the war effort. While this is regrettable, there seems to be no way to stop it from happening. Maybe we could give powers to admins in the vanilla gamemode. Other issues include the inevitable chaos that would arise in the beginning as players panicked, either not knowing what to do or randomly attacking everyone. We could maybe solve this issue with telling players the rules, or something of the sort, beforehand. Additionally, it would be a technical nightmare to get this many players on a server at once. BUT, and this is a pretty big but (Feel free to snerk at this), if we can get this to work, it would make a pretty nice way to demonstrate what SoA is capable of (Huge, epic battles, advanced NPCs to ally or conquer, deep but intuitive gameplay) and if when SoA is released proper with gameplay and a monetary cost, it would make one hell of an entrance, stunning players with unbelievable features nobody ever anticipated were possible in a voxel game. We could organize a match of CTF Planetary. We would invite a slew of YouTubers, community members, and get their friends to join in too. Give them 60% off coupons or something. Maybe not even when the game gets released. Maybe when it gets on Steam. Something like that. And I'm not for a moment saying I think this is possible. But if it is... That would be frickin awesome.