Have You Seen: CrystalCraftMC Economy What is it? The CrystalCraftMC economy is based on a bartering, or trading. This results in the growth of one's wealth. The items and the price varies over time and depends on a series of factors resulting in the exponential growth of an item’s demand. For example, on February 29, 2016, the 1.9 Combat Update changed the Minecraft PvP experience. They implemented a timed delay to add more skill to the PvP aspect. They also added different damages on different weapons to help aid the PvP experience. Before the 1.9 update, Golden Apples (or “gapples”), gold farms, Protection IV armor, and fully-enchanted swords were expensive in the CCMC economy. When 1.9 came and changed the mechanics of the game, the price for many of those once-desired goods plummeted. How it works As I stated before, the CCMC economy runs off a series of trading, buying, and selling done by the community. There is no real way to show the economy “rise and fall” without showing every single trade made in the community. But the economy is still fascinating to me. To fully understand the economy, understanding basic economics may be helpful. Watch this video explaining basic economics and how it is used in modern-day society. The CrystalCraftMC economy is similar to the modern-day American stock exchange, as it is always changing. Some items are more valuable than others one day, but then the lower-priced ones may be valued higher the next day. This has to do with the fact that Minecraft is an ever-changing game that brings different aspects into the community. Also, the community is constantly changing, bringing in more people during the summer than in the winter or during holidays. Statistically, the summer would be the highest time for the economy. Playing your cards To conclude, the economy on CCMC is an ever-changing gamble that will always be maintained by the community. There are many aspects to it, but it is something that will constantly grow and change. It is unique in the sense that the staff members have little control over how the economy performs, and it leaves a lot of control over to the community to shape it and alter depending on their needs, wealth, and other factors.