Alternate definition for end of the world?
This world is not at this stage, but what happens if a world becomes very stagnant and no one has achieved the dominance necessary to declare a winner? Should there be some sort of measure of activity level which would be used as an alternative measure/means for determining the end of a world (with no declared winner?).
For example, (admittedly an extreme one);
What if there are still 1000 players still registered as playing the game but only one person has had any change in village points or OD or XXX for weeks. Yet that person only just joined and is the lowest level player by any measure that is used. Do you keep the world going until the other 999 players go inactive?
What if one of the other players bought a whole bunch of points at the Xmas sale and has auto renew turned on? The game could continue for months or years with only a single person playing sim village.
I think that the game should be stopped at that point. If people agree to that, then it only makes sense to have some measure of activity which, when it goes too low, would define the end of the world with no declared winner.