When a Flashpoint is launched between two major factions, the victor receives a buff towards dominions the following month. This buff will enable them to turn in all of their Dominions at half of the accepted post count.
Likewise, the loser of the skirmish will suffer a debuff that will increase the minimum, acceptable post count for their Dominions by half.
When the thread is completed, the major faction leadership will convene. Each major faction will choose a non-site staff representative to judge the flashpoint, and then mutually choose a non-site staff representative for a total of three judges. This panel will determine the victor.
If the panel is unable to determine a victor within the allotted judgement period of one week, both factions will suffer a debuff that lowers the total Dominions they can submit the following month by one.
A major faction can only launch one Flashpoint at a time. Like invasions, Flashpoints only require a one week notice.
And a major faction can only be targeted by one Flashpoint at a time. Any confirmed foul play (i.e. the Raxis Rebellion) will result in both factions losing the ability to launch Dominions the following month.
What do you all think? My thoughts here is a system that encourages interfaction combat without the sodium of losing hexes. Additionally, this system would place the totality of the burden on the players to sort out - meaning that staff would not have to do anything more than enable the Flashpoint prefix. Feedback is highly appreciated!