Imma miss you & hope u still stay as a player at least.
But what you said about staff, I agree. I was staff during the horrid Beta era (mans wouldn’t let the server move forward unless he agreed with it and it really stunted server growth, especially as he started hopping on less frequent).
When I came back from being inactive for 2 years, seeing the current staff line up was honestly a shock. I love everyone on staff team now don’t get me wrong, but there were multiple staff members (prior and current) who wouldn’t even be CONSIDERED. Meaning, staff was desperate for people to run this shit show.
There’s not a lot to be done now about the fucked economy without making players upset, because the main reason it’s so bad is because we don’t have enough players. Back in 2015-2016 I was a home designer/seller. The housing market died because no one wants to collect homes anymore. No money is circulating anymore. No one is buying/selling big things anymore. No big auctions anymore. No one really gives a shit about anything. No government plots have much value anymore.
I wish we had advertisements back and the server was more new player friendly. I know I joined because of an ad I saw. I’ve been streaming HelloMiners on Twitch and have gotten a few people to join. That isn’t a lot, but if that little exposure gets some players, imagine what an actual advertisements would bring. If the server was more new player friendly they wouldn’t leave after 15 minutes. Me and VIHQ worked our asses off tryna make a good new player city. Honestly, it worked, a few players who are active in the community today came from our city. Since the economy is so fucked, and favors the rich. I hate to say it but after playing this server for 6 years 400k was my max bal. Once Mike sent me his 1 mil I’ve been making money like CRAZY. Having more money just makes you more money idk I don’t make the rules. So, why haven’t we made a new player only world - would be hard to moderate, sure, but if you put into the tutorial that they can request access to a special resource world, or if you could even use command blocks to coordinate with their join dates and that world. It’s really just there to get players a head start on gathering resources for a potential shop/build/home/etc. Or if that’s too much, just raise the starting player balance to 10,000 F.
Another way to potentially help with the server economy, would be to do a tax on cities. Sounds worse than it is, and would probably make some people upset, but it would help reset the economy. Just charge people a one time 10% fee. If you have 1 million in land, you owe 100,000 F. Probably just start with cities with an airport connection, and then work on the cities that have a marking on the map. So only higher tiered cities get taxed. Any cities that are inactive/unable to pay the tax should either have 1/4th their balance taken, or if inactive have their city deemed illegitimate and remove their airport warp, until they re-apply. Some /warp a cities are already dead and it’s taking up space for an active player to have their city near the top of the /warp airport villager dude. Add the money collected to the government funds and fucking do something with the government funds.
Bring back the summer markets, events, make a NEW quest, players hosting events for money, bring back hiring players to make parks, buildings, etc. Using the government funds could help start circulating the server’s money somewhat. The server is just outdated, even with all the plugins we have.
This server has no value anymore and people only log on to work on the same shit they’ve been working on for years. Most of my friends left years ago, and I’ve made new ones, but the community and server just isn’t the same as what it used to be.
Something needs to change because Imma cry if this server dies tbh , so staff , this is a sign to fix the economy and save the server/community we love.