Latest DAO votes: The last two governance votes had only 119 and 152 voters, with only 300-700 votes (1 per apartment) out of around 9069 Apartments (this assumes the team does not vote). This allows 1 or more large holders to easily swing the vote. If 50% of Apartments were used to vote, even the top few holders could not swing the vote maliciously to their own benefit.
Problem with DAOs: DAO Governance turnout is a serious issue in most DAOs, most do not bother. Why vote when you have a small vote, when you can just be out-voted by a whale and there is no benefit?
Here are a few relevant discussions and articles:
Who has a large DAO turnout?(Should bigger apartments get more votes? - #11 by terrybuddy)
Now, what is a protocol that actually has a high participation rate AND is a game AND actually has playable characters in Webb3? AAVEgotchi!
So how do they do it? They incentivise voting! For comparison, they had 5600 voting members and the game is only just launching in a week or so! What they offer currently is all wallets that vote on a proposal are given a small amount of XP for each AAVEgotchi they own. This adds up over time, and allows their AAVEgotchi’s to earn more in farming, and other utilities in the future. Note that if you got 100 AAVEgotchi’s, you will get the XP for each of them.
Suggestion: Incentivise voting in Webb3. The most obvious and probably easiest way to do this would be to set aside a portion of the latest quests NFT Items for voters, just like it is done for sharing and liking the quest post on twitter (note the large number of interactions). I would predict at least 50% of Apartments would be used to vote in a snapshot if it in effect entered the voter into a raffle to win a rare NFT Item. This would come at no marginal cost to the team (besides work to run the raffle), as the NFT Items would already be created by the team.
There is a question, 1 entry per account OR 1 entry per Apartment OR 1 entry per vote (Which could mean Higher size Apartments get more entries, assuming Should bigger apartments get more votes? - #11 by terrybuddy passes). I would note that AAVEGotchi uses a mathematical formula that takes the wallets $GHST Tokens, and all of their NFTs into account (The Rarer, the more votes), and gives them a weighted vote based on that.
In the future once the Continuous game is launched, the incentive could change to give you XP or in game benefits, but that could be decided later down the track.
Disclaimer: I own a large amount of Apartments, so this would benefit me in terms of possible raffle entries, but also would reduce my chance of being able to swing a vote and make it more fair.