Purge all the inactive plots of 3+ years in HelloClan (particularly around the major areas like Airport, spawn, etc) and demo them
If you have >500,000F (or whatever is equivalent to “rich”) in your balance at the time, you’re not allowed to purchase a plot in HC or any gov city. If you do somehow bypass it then your plot gets delisted and your assets seized.
This would be a temporary measure, when the servers activity justifies it, the restriction can be lifted as private cities would then be viable alternatives.
Why this could help:
New players can’t buy HC plots, they simply cant. If one goes up for auction, by time they even discover the forums exist the bid is already up to half a million forsals. One rich person goes inactive and the rest buy up his/her land. We should be giving the new players the opportunity to capitalize on the gov cities prime real estate. This would let new players interact with new players more, instead of relying on private cities.
How could this be accomplished:
You could use a plugin to externally limit the people who can purchase or interact with buy plot signs in HC. Or, you could have staff enforce this by logging the purchases. Either way, effort is required.
What drawbacks would there be:
You probably would not get the approval of the rich members as objectively most of their income comes from these large monopolized stores in HC.
I am not leading this up to a yes/no vote because I feel like the idea should be discussed more. Please relay your concerns in the replies.