I mean, let's all be rich, right? This is the current problem with our economy. Too many players make too much money out of thin air; some players make enough money to fund a town in a day. If you don't add anything in productive value, why should you get sums of money? This is a fundamental question that many ask in real life. Why should we give someone $1000 a month if they will do nothing? Good question, however I'm not here to talk about UBI, Andrew Yang, etc. I'm here to talk about Craftyn. Our economy has crashed and no one is willing to talk about it. Bank interest is an exponential money printing machine. When the server started out, having a bank to jump-start the economy was a sound choice. People could purchase things with more money as long as they saved up; towns could form faster and nations as well. This system was all fine and dandy, until two things happened: Sonic hit $1k a day, and aestheticc proposed to buy out spawn with the sums of cash he had. Now, Sonic comes on now and then, however aestheticc is highly inactive. It makes no sense that someone who doesn't come on the server can just build up huge sums of money for not even playing. That was the case about a month ago. Things have changed. We are getting to a point where the wealthy can bankroll a town in a day. We are getting to a point where even a nation tax is no longer required (remember when towns used to tax? hah). We are getting to a point where no one buys goods or votes because the money from interest outnumbers that of selling or voting. Tell me why anyone should play when the fundamental pillar of this server is collapsing. Tell me why I am wrong while all your friends leave due to "boredom." Having too much money printed in thin air makes having a shop worthless. For those who don't own towns, having a shop brings in much needed money. They can sell goods which can be used to expand their business, pay for tax, and other expenses. Here's the thing: why should I have a shop when I make too much in interest and while I'm not taxed? The cycle of the economy is broken. A healthy economy has money flowing in and out, however with too much money flowing in and not enough going out, this economy has proven to be on life support. I suggest we fix this ASAP. I have suggested similar things months ago however this is urgent if the server is to keep players from leaving due to "boredom." I suggest... An immediate removal of the banking plugin to stop high amounts of "free money" to stop flowing in A doubling of voting rewards to balance out the bank plugin's loss and to mitigate the wealth gained from the bank plugin. Removing the bank plugin would bring a much needed relief to all these issues. Keeping the bank plugin and removing offline interest (which has been suggested) would only be helpful if you were able to be on for when bank interest is computed (1 PM EDT). If you cannot get on that time but you are an active player, well you're screwed. Furthermore, that does not solve the issue of loads of free money since those who make nearly 2k a day will still get tons of money (around 1k) which does not solve the issues stated above. I know this is a radical issue however we cannot shun away from such considering the gravity this issue holds to the server staying healthy for the foreseeable future. We should also double the voting rewards. Not many people vote as it is, which is a shame considering it promotes the server to potential new players (some of who may be active members in the future). We are missing out because there is no real incentive to vote if you make a ton already! Voting will also "inflate" the economy a little, however this will reduce the fat stacks owned by do-nothing players. Now I know what mayors are thinking: "How do I afford to keep up my town? How do I afford to keep up my nation? How do I have some reserves left for build projects?" Tax. Yes, this may remove inactive res (which helps you get more claims), however I suggest NOT implementing that tax (resident tax). Rather, look into taxing shops via a shop plot tax. Let the economy flow the way its supposed to. There's no such thing as a free lunch, so your town can't just be a tax-free haven for the entirety of your town's run. I hope you see the urgency in this issue being addressed and I hope to see your support in the comments below. If you do not agree with a specific solution (or any of them), feel free to voice your opinion below. The more support / disagreement we receive the more we can work out to fixing this issue.