Tier council members definitely need competitive accolades, especially if we were to vote on who joins. There would need to be objective criteria or metrics that the public could reference, otherwise the votes would be entirely arbitrary and subjective.
And I say that as someone who has no accolades - I’m not an idiot and I know how to play, but I wouldn’t dare step into a role of that responsibility because I don’t have the track record to back myself. It’s like asking a League 1 football manager to be a pundit for the World Cup - fundamentally they know how to play football and how to manage a team, but what credibility and experience would they have? No one would take them seriously.
You also wouldn’t be able to hold an election on a third-party platform because people will always find ways to rig it. It would have to be through a bespoke system implemented directly into the game, and we all know the likelihood of that happening.
E: I really agree with the cyclical reset idea though. But I’m not sure that fits their agenda 🤷🏻♂️