ALL RIGHT! I have formulated an official battle plan.
-Signups will be open until the beginning of November 2nd (whenever I get online that day, essentially).
-Limit to number of people per faction is now down to four, given that I doubt there will be a bunch of people signing up, and six people from the start vs. one or two would be quite unfair.
-At this point in time, seven factions have people in them. If somebody signs up for a faction without anybody currently in it, the remaining empty factions will be closed off (i.e. If somebody signs up for the Conflux, Rampart and Tower will be closed to signups).
Submissions for story will be open from the 28th to October 4th, or until six ideas have been submitted. From October 5th (or earlier) to the 11th, the story vote will be open. From the 12th to the 18th, there will be a vote to decide the good factions; the two most popular options will be the winners. From the 19th to the 25th, there will be a vote to decide the evil factions out of the remainders; the three most popular options will be the winners. Any factions left over will be neutral (i.e. obstacles, but not essential to completing the objective). From the 26th to the 1st of November, the amount of water on the map will be determined based on three options. In case of ties, the option will be randomized.
After this, at dates yet to be determined, the main protagonist will be decided, three "boss" heroes will be voted on for the evil factions, and one for the neutral factions ("bosses" will basically have more primary skill points from the beginning, more secondary skills, and more creatures, and the ones from the evil factions might be guarding something depending on what the story is). After this, construction can be considered officially to have begun. At that point, there won't really be a solid timeline, and any votes/suggestion phases will be held as necessary.