Unfortunately, I'm abandoning this effort, primarily due to one of the problems it was meant to help address - the negativity of the forums community.
When I was attempting to condense my abstract ideas into words for the original post, I was genuinely excited about the potential of this idea. I had spoken to a number of people who play this game, both in the real world and on the Cannith server, and I received very positive feedback. In my naivete, I assumed that people on the forums would respond in a similar way, despite it being common knowledge that the forums can be unpleasant.
Sadly, from day one, I've been assailed by criticism. People have been viewing my posts through a filter of cynicism, or in many cases, not even bothering to read through them at all before responding with poorly thought out, rambling posts with no purpose other than to attempt to evoke a response.
I can't honestly say I understand why people enjoy "trolling", especially when it's directed towards a person who's trying to promote an idea that he believes to be beneficial for everyone. Disagreement is healthy and productive, being unpleasant for unpleasantness's sake helps nobody. With that being said, it bothers me only because of the immaturity it reflects on the part of all the people who partake in such idiocy. Yes, I've responded to a lot of the stupidity that I've seen here, but I can't imagine that these people feel accomplished when I fail to fly off the handle (which is, presumably, the intended reaction).
Now, despite what many posts in this thread might lead a reader to believe, I actually got a lot of guilds and players interested on the server itself. I've not sure if I explained my thoughts better, or if they were just more willing to listen. However, the intent of this was never to stir up controversy, and although I've found far more supporters than opponents, there are enough of the latter to render the effort pointless.
I contacted Turbine several days ago with no response, leading me to believe that they felt lack of acknowledgement to be the path of least resistance.
I don't really feel a need to waste any more time on this, since it obviously isn't going to happen at this point, due to both unpleasant people on the forums and Turbine seeming to have no interest in even responding. However, I'd like to end this short-lived movement with one last thought: anybody can dislike my idea or disagree with my thoughts, but anybody making absurd claims about my "hidden agenda" are simply being willfully ignorant.
Regardless of how anyone (incorrectly) perceived what I've been saying, my intentions for this movement were only good ones, and I still genuinely believe that this could have been a great thing if both players and Turbine had given it a chance.