There has been, yes, a recent drop in the Gameplay Sub-forum posts. I assume that this has happened because of the long, drawn out absence of a TC. But the Cycles of Arete has recently been elected into office, and a TC is forceasted within the next week, so we need the peoples ideas and we need them now. An Estates General may or may not come before the next TC, but if it does, you should represent your ideas here, because this is where they will be heard. If you feel uneducated on any of the Empire's current events, I suggest that you read up in the same forum before the Estates General meeting.