OOC: My problem with this is that I can't accept that Britain is as powerful as the Despot ICly. I'm not trying to be stubborn or start sh!t but that statements makes no sense to me. The Despot is as powerful as he is ICly because he's says so, there was no IC struggle involved, he's just powerful because f*ck you that's why.
Now I agree that Britain is a superpower, but from where I'm standing Britain isn't as powerful as you're claiming. Perhaps it's me not paying attention, but I barely see Britain do anything substantial on the international front. Only defend colonies which it eventually looses anyway.
Additionally, while you are allies with two other superpowers (Me and Yas) I really don't consider our own power projection being added to your own. Furthermore, and I may come off a tad salty here but the defeat of the GA wasn't yours, it's was the effort of several players, most of the active region of the time. Not to mention that the GA is back with a vengeance. Maybe I'm just miffed that I never get credit for what I did during those times, IC or otherwise.
Now, my issue with 'transcending' is that I don't even like the fact that the Despot is ICly powerful like he is. Having a nation we all just bow to by default isn't fun in my head. So throwing Britain up there, when as I've said I don't think Britain has made to to that point, is more limiting than anything else you could do.
The Ancient one Chinese character do that. But I want to show it more clearly to modern people. Therefore, the scripts are wrote from left to right. (P.S. In Qing Dynasty, most of the character scripts are read left to right.) Again, thanks for your doubts! :)
1) Despoticania has been involved in a few instances in the past. Those involvements have become canon. It's not easy going against that now. Even if you or I choose not to see Despoticania as a powerful nation, the fact remains that most players do.
2) The Unites Kingdom has never lost a war nor a colony. It has only secured more colonies and more power around the world. The most recent of these being in Trana.
3) I never claimed that Britain defeated the GA alone ('With help from the rest of the RPing community in the AoD, we were able to overthrow that despicable world order').
4) This is why I'm considering transcending Britain. Britain hasn't faced a proper challenge in months, and it's unlikely to face any for at least some months (perhaps even over a year). It's allied to all the major powers in the world. It already has unfortunately become an entity that newer players are forced to bow their heads to by default in hopes of advancing their positions. This current model takes away the fun; once transcended, the UK would not interfere (or very rarely do, under certain special circumstances, similarly to how the Despot does) with others' affairs, allowing for smoother gameplay.
I didn't want the UK to become as powerful as it is today. Seerathis was meant to be the world's superpower. Once they were gone, UGR was meant to be helped to that position, but what with the Oppresserian conflicts, that won't be happening any time soon either. Even if I were to give up on having Britain intentionally out trying to get more influence, new players are already forced to align themselves to Britain's sphere of influence in hopes of succeeding. This means that there just isn't enough hope for newer players to rise up against Britain any time soon.
OOC: What I'm offering are two options. Either we continue the way things are, where even with the GA reformed Britain remains top dog for many months at the very least, or we add a bit of chaos in hopes of livening things up giving all players the opportunity to move up the hierarchy.
OOC: So what? I haven't faced any challenge either and you don't see me complaining. The fact of the matter is that Britain really isn't as powerful as your making it out to be. Yes, no one has challenged you in a while but there's bound to be lull periods. If you change nations everytime you get even a little bit bored then there will be no consistency.
If your fear is that no one will challenge Britain I'm sure that can be engineered so you have a rival. Me, Yas, heck Germania still has that comps city to get to our level. You're trying to employ an overly complicated solution to a simple problem.
OOC: This is not a matter of being bored. I'm not bored. Personally, I love not being challenged and having to put in minimal effort to keep becoming increasingly powerful. It's a matter of it not being fair to other players other than you, Yas and Germania.
Britain is (not counting the Despot) an economic superpower, a military superpower and a political superpower. It can deploy many divisions around the world within two hours. It can coordinate diplomatic and economic moves against any nation (except against the Despot, as the Despot is rather popular in the AoD) within days that would instantly render the targeted nation into a secluded, cesspit of a country.
It is quite unfortunately as powerful as I say it is. I wish it wasn't the case, but this is pretty much the only way to tackle the issue. I mean, I do want it to curb down on its influence and all, but the UK is just perhaps two posts away from launching a Scramble for Oppresseria. Realistically, I can't OOCly get in the way of Britain's expected progress, so...
OOC: All the things you've listed I can do too, I simply choose not to. Does this mean I get to claim uber-nation status too? Again, I'm not trying to be annoying or stubborn, but you're highlighting a nonissue. Has anyone complained about it? No? Then it isn't a problem.
Besides, if it makes you feel better you're on my list of nation to take down a notch. :D