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New Feature: Item Investing!

Posted by on Apr 25, 2015 in Minecraft

One of the things many players say to me is that the economy on our server needs a lot of active participation. This can be a hindrance to actually playing because you may only have a few hours a week to play due to school and other commitments.

And as we all know, without cash your experience on the server may turn in to a grind of never ending material collection instead of building things.

This is where our new feature item investing comes in. It allows you to select an item on the Admin Shop and then invest some money into it for a seven day period. We allow you to invest 5, 10, 15, 20 and 25% in each item so you can select how much risk you want to put in to a particular item. Once you’ve done this you’ll receive a cut of every sale of that item until the seven days are up.

While invested you can select the item and see how you’re doing, how many of that item sold that day/week/month and also how much profit you’ve made on your invested amount. As I said above each item can be invested in five times for five different amounts. That means five separate players could invest in one item, or just one player could invest in all the five available amounts. (See Edit Below)

When your investment ends you’ll receive an in-game message or mail (if you’re offline) which lets you know that your investment on a particular item has ended and how much profit you made during that time.

To receive your money from your investments at any time (you don’t need to wait until they end) you simply type /payme in-game. Like our other money generating features that use Payme you’ll see a breakdown of exactly how much money you received from your investments.

I hope you all enjoy this feature, it’s a great way for you to make some money from the Admin Shop. Of course there is always the risk that nobody will buy what you’ve invested in but that’s where you’ll need to use your noodle and figure out what’s selling and where there is money to be made.

EDIT:// To keep the system fairer and to stop one player from gobbling up every available investment slot on all the best items in the store (cough jackerdelta) I’m changing the way the investing works so that you can now only invest in one of the five available percentage amounts on each item. Anyone who invested before this change was made will not lose their investments, they will play out as normal.