What is going on with the shop?
As most of you know, we used to have an inventory shop, which only required a command (/shop) to work, but from this day on, the /shop command is gone.
Now let me explain to you why we removed the shop plugin.
With the shop plugin, you were able to buy and sell almost every item in the game, which was supposed to be fun, but it turned out differently. Because you were able to buy
and sell almost everything, there were (and are) items which you could buy, craft into other items and sell for a lot of money, which as you can guess, is not a fair way of
earning money on the server.
For example, you were able to buy wooden planks, you could craft those into wooden slabs, and sell them for a certain price which eventually would give you a huge profit.
Now we tried to fix every exploit, we even added a logging system that logs every item you buy and sell, but still people were able to find new ways of abusing the system, and
selling items with big profits.
Some people confused 'abuse' with legal farming, which of course is still allowed, and is not abuse.
So if you have a big carrot farm, and you sell those and make profit on them, that's okay. Just the way as described above is not a legit way of earning huge sums of money.
At the time of writing this post, the shop plugin is gone for a (undefined) period of time, so that we can improve the shop plugin and fix all the prices so that abusing the
system and ruining the server economy is no longer possible.
We understand that you guys used the exploits, we (staff) would have done the same thing if it happened on a different server, but this still doesn't make it right to do so.
I hope that you guys now understand what is happening with the shop and economy.
Now have fun playing on the server, soon the shop will be back, just sit tight.
- Fabian, NLGameVideosNL Network owner