In the past, we've had a topic about a potential economic reset, and whether people would still play or not. A lot of people voted, that they'd stay, however; a large margin also said that they would potentially leave. I understand why people are afraid of an economic reset, as this includes starting completely over. However, in my opinion, resetting the economy would help the longevity of the server a lot. It's hard bringing in new people - I understand the process of making money in SAES' current state might not be considered hard - however; I would have a hard time starting on the server with an empty bank account, an empty disk (no vehicles and no guns), meanwhile seeing people have everything; $250,000,000 in their bank account, an unlimited supply of guns, and every single vehicle modded to its fullest.
I don't want your years of working for what you have today to just be gone. What I think is, that we should have some sort of compensation for being reset, if you've been playing on here for a long time this could be some sort of experience system, where we introduced a skill leveling system, where the higher level you get the more bonuses you get. This could be: having an increased salary for civilian jobs or having cheaper purchases in properties, vehicles, vehicle upgrades, and more of that sort. However, we can talk more about this in case this becomes a reality.
The reset should be planned with introducing revamps and new scripts, which would make it harder to gain money. It should not be as easy as it is today. With the current state we are in, you can make $2-3 million a day from being a trucker, or making upwards of $5M+ by being a criminal doing bank robberies and store robberies.
This isn't just a: reset the economy, done idea. This needs to be properly planned with the introduction of changes to current scripts, and also introducing new scripts that would help keep the economy to a more natural and realistic level.
Starting completely over would result in the following:
- Everyone is fair and square
- All properties will be back on sale (perhaps discussing whether organizations should keep their bases)
- All vehicles should be revamped to a more natural state
This would mean that we are all on the same path, we are all going to hoard making money (which includes more activity on the server =/= more longevity of the server. People would try to make quick cash so they could get the property they've been wanting for a long time (which, in some cases, is currently impossible due to the state of the economy. Have a look at houses in Ghost Town, those sell for $100M+).
In my opinion, this would only be a positive thing for the server; don't get me wrong, I may not love the idea of starting from scratch, I do, however, also just see the positive aspect of doing this. This could also potentially include more activity for events, groups and general activity on the server.
Back in the day you could host a $500,000 event and 50+ people would show up - people don't even show up for $2,000,000 events nowadays (because they already have an endless amount of money).
Keep in mind that the current state of the economy includes the denying of so many potential great scripts. Here's an idea the Secret Service has had, but this couldn't really be done due to what the economy is today.
Money Laundering Script – now this is not an easy one. What I believe is that people who rob the bank should not get 'clean' money but instead get 'dirty' money. This money is then required to be laundered through a process. How this could work is that every person on the server has two amounts of money. Clean money is used for regular things like buying cars, food, and alike. Then, we have dirty money, which cannot be used until it is cleaned through the "money laundering" process.
So, to do this process, you need to head to a specific area in San Andreas, which is randomly generated every 2 hours, and that is where criminals can clean their dirty money. However, you cannot just do it all in one big lump. It has to be done in small batches; otherwise, an alarm is raised, 'which acts as some agency (SS) has spotted the bank transfers which look suspicious). The Secret Service can then respond to this.
If criminals decide not to do this, they can do small batches which goes undetected, however, if Secret Service agents are 'patrolling' and find people to be money laundering they can put a stop to it by interfering. If any dirty money has gathered by the Secret Service Agents, they have to take it back to their headquarters for quarantine and processing. If, during transit, criminals catch up and kill the Secret Service agents, the dirty money will drop, and they can pick it up. This opens up a lot more fun for criminals and the Secret Service.
Regular Cops will not be allowed to patrol around for money laundering; however, on Secret Service request, they can assist with delivering the dirty money safely back to Secret Service headquarters.
This makes earning money from BR more difficult as currently, it is just too easy.
This also brings SS into the gaming system, so we are not just relying on the government for activity.
Please, don't just post saying "I agree" or "No, I don't agree" - take a few minutes, think about the actual outcome of this, and post on here with a constructive message, including proper details to your answer.
Let's get a chat going about this, let's see what your opinion is.