The Discord vote seems to favor option #3 for the realm-point-handling:
'RP is fully carried over per character + time gated/time based RR cap.'
I suggest a modification of this option:
carry over the RP per character only partially.
motivation for this suggestion:
-carrying over the full RP could lead to people just waiting until the RR cap is at a suitable value for them without participating in RvR beforehand
-carrying over the RP only partially would give a motivation to actually participate in RvR right at the season start to close up on the old RR
further possible modifications:
-adjust the amount of RP carried over progressively with higher RR.
example (numbers only for demonstration of the point): RR<3 carries over 50% of total RP, 3<RR<5 carries over 45% of total RP, 5<RR<7 carries over 37.5% of total RP, ...
-this would lessen the gap between low RR and high RR people
-increase malus for characters that are multiple seasons old
-while I can understand the reasoning for seasons and I am excited to see how it will actually turn out, I cant see myself motivated to start over every new season and would probably skip every other season. Im personally not very involved in the hype at server releases (started every server I played on only a few month after release). And also I did not really like the (1 week long?) RR reset event you had at phoenix 1.0 -- RvR without at least a few basic RAs takes away a lot of the fun for me. A big positive point for a non-seasonal server for me is also the possibility to slowly advance multiple characters in all three realms; DAoC is an old game and for me one selling point of the game is the community -- all the nice people i met over all the years playing the game but who are scattered among the three relams. At the end of phoenix 1.0 i had a few characters at a comfortable RR in all realms and so I was able to join friends in all realms. However, with seasons possibly lasting only 6 months I would not be able to have characters in all realms which would take away a lot of fun and motivation to play the game. With RP fully carrying over I would probably start each season but wait until the RR cap is raised to a suitable level. RP only partially carrying over would probably be enough motivation for me to participate in RvR at season start using the time to advance a new character in another realm.