Some of you may have noticed that many players, including myself, have not been very active on the server recently, and if so; are only on for a few minutes at most. I cannot speak for all of the players who’ve stopped becoming active, but I’m sure I can speak for most.
The reason for this increase in activity, at least in my opinion, is that we’ve lost that Minecraft server feeling. Our maps are littered with relics of the past and a plethora of abandoned buildings, homes, and towns. Players do not have to focus on surviving in survival, but instead have to focus on profit and capitalism. While it’s a unique icon, many players already have high amounts of money and the economy is heavily unbalanced.
A long time ago, when I played on Minecraft back in Alpha, it was always a struggle to play. Flymods were considered hacking, and would get you banned everywhere you went. There wasn’t a major economy system on most servers. Most servers were just Hey0’s mod and maybe a few core plugins. And I must say that playing on those servers where you had to really survive, were some of the best times I’ve ever had on Minecraft. Some of you know how fun vanilla is, put aside the griefers/spammers/creative abuse/etc.
So now I propose that since our maps are pretty full (and spec, I know you’re going to deny that they are, but overall they really are pretty full), that all players really don’t have to survive to play the game anymore, and that our economy is more unbalanced than North America in the early 20th century, that we conduct a full map reset. New maps, Survival and Creative(because creative is long over due). No transfers, money or items. We could keep the old maps as relics, or downloads if the server could not handle the load of museum maps. I know that there are some of you out there that will be heavily disgusted at this suggestion, but I hope that those of you who are not will support this idea. I know that if this is done we may lose some players, however it would result in more players joining the server, more players coming back to the server, and a stronger community.
I would also like to propose the following new permissions. The following are ranks, and the commands that I personally think are balanced, because as I currently see it, many commands are being removed from Ops-.
-All Commands, excluding Console
-World Edit in Creative
-Fspeed (fly speed)
-Unlimited Homes, or like 10
-Higher interest in banks
-Sethome limit increase to 3
-Sethome limit increase to 1
-Kit (some sort of wooden tool kit)