This is a really diffifcult conversation for me to start because I want to touch on so many aspects of the server that I have issues with. Obviously for most of 2023 I was not entirely active, but as I have come back this past month, I see many of the issues for why I went inactive still here, and I try to keep my mouth shut, but this is 4K, and we all know I love to talk.
They are such a cliche, cities with roads, buildings, but no people. There are a few cities that exceed that exception but it is not favorable to live in them anymore. I have seen players give out their plots for free, because they value the person living there more than the money. Private cities are only valuable because of the power a player gets from owning one., and I find it amusing that they are so unregulated but hold some of the most power for a player on this server. The power I’m discussing is being able to lay claim to all land within 200 blocks of your city, being able to purchase land for 50% off, and lastly having first dibs on other private cities that you boarder, which is almost a gaurente due to most being built close to each other.
My suggestion is that private cities have to maintain a standard, otherwise, their status will be revoked, and if a change of sale happens they will have to reapply to become a private city again.
Have plots for sale (with a forsale sign) & show they actually advertise their city/show that they do have sales.
The 200 block rule will not apply to cities where all owners are over 4 months inactive. Instead it will decrease to 80 blocks.
Have to have 500k land value at 10f a block.
City owners cannot be added to over 5 cities (merged is fine) because 1 it is monopolistic and 2 you are basically using them as symbols and completly draining the origional purpose of them.
If a city does not have plots for sale or is not 500k land value, it will be eyesored and unless it is deemed historical, will have its status as private city revoked if it does not comply with the eyesore. I understand people may still own plots there, you will keep your plot, the owner just cannot sell any more real-estate in the city.
Inactive regions should be able to be purchased anywhere on the server, and cities should not own claim to them if they are within 200 blocks. I only see an exception to this if cities reserve the land/specically state that they will buy that land. I petioned very hard a few years back for chest contents not to be burned and I am very happy they are not anymore, however, purchasing inactive land at 10f a block is a sin, it is not new land, it is used, and I know hellominers wants to reuse and recycle its land and it should be treated as such and be sold at 5f a block.
Its my understanding that staff do not want to manage government cities/want to sell plots anymore on them to promote private city growth which I do not understand. In my opinion West Helloclan was the biggest success story in terms of city growth on Hellominers since Archendale, and now they are refusing the sell any plots there or any government owned city for that manner. Swamp City has been demolished for years and is waiting for an auction to happen, same with vc, rc, c, cb, etc… People will not like this statement, but government cities are far superior than any private city, and is what this server was founded on, so the concept that we are trying to remove them is a joke. Government city plots have sold for millions, the most expensive private city plot sold for 250k. I dont like this statement because I enjoy the creativity many players bring to their private cities but in truth, we need to centralize our economy, and the best way is to bring back a government city with a warp. Warps were the only reason plots have ever been useful on this server, let alone cities.