|So how do you get to be a Senator around here, anyway? |
It looks like joining is sufficient.
Just stooping by to say hi from the diplomats. It's good to see another empire starting up. I think the competition is good for the game and everyone involved. Good Luck to you all. The MV can certainly be fun and it can be used as a guide to measure your progress, but first and foremost, the game should be fun.
BTW it does seem that you're passing out senatorships like lollipops
. Nothing really wrong with that, it's just a bit different.