I totally agree. I think people overlook that HM is a city themed server and nobody cares about cities anymore. I wish we had like an actual city featurette page on the website, like if we make cities THE core part of the server i think that would fix a lot of things.
We need to revise city tiers. I think the tier system as it is is good, and we need awards for land value and so on exactly how it is, we could even make a GUI in game for it.
What if cities were registered under two larger over-branching tiers.
Unregistered → Registered
Realistically if we want HM to be a frickin’ city server, we need to put a focus on cities and city owners. I think we should also look into a real-estate GUI which is just /rg list, but sorted into city plots, skyscrapers, homes etc, to allow people to have a clearer understanding of their real-estate portfollio. Real-estate should be the driving factor on the city, but because the map expanded so rapidly a lot of it has lost its value.
Regular un-registered cities are the exact same as right now. But registered cities are for like cities that want to be #1. We want to pump these cities and shill them to new players as hard as possible, but they sorta have to be a player run new-player environment. (shops, plots for sale, houses for rent or sale etc.) Nar suggested something similar to this to me.
We can get people to pay a large registration fee like 100k or something and then boom, with the amount of featured airport and new player exposure they get it’ll make the money back. (money just a placeholder for estimate) then we can do like annual licenses to be registered, that way we ensure that the cities are active.
Why is this a good idea? it pumps cities up, hordes all new players to any registered cities, eliminates 100k registration fee from the economy (inflation) and makes investing in cities worth-while.
And by pump cities, I mean like advertise them to new players. I also feel we can do in-game advertisements with map-arts. I found and bought a plugin which allows people to pay forsals to display any (approved by staff) png or jpg image on billboards across the ENTIRE SERVER, and it updates every like 10 seconds to a different image. We can sell these item-frames or advertising billboards and people can set them up on their own. I feel advertising is a core part of an economy server or city server and this just feels offputting that we dont have more giant yootay-cola billboards, its just part of the roleplay aspect, and HM seems to not care about roleplay, but you see, the 12 year olds joining, care about the coolness of having like in game companies and lore and so much more, but we need to make that a thing.
Remember ore-store? Remember Oburo? Why are these so iconic even though both have been abandoned for like 8 years? (IK ore store is still a thing but you get my point) Advertising, if we open that up to companies, cities and so on, and make it like a reasonable price per irl week of advertising in forsals, it gives people another avenue to spend money, and eliminates cash from the economy. (inflation)