For those of you know that know me, you know that I'm very outspoken when it comes to this topic as I feel a lot of new players are being turned away when they see how it's practically impossible for them to progress in the game considering how far along everybody else is. Even moreso, while some players are very generous to new players to help them catch up, there are still many players who are quick to avoid these new players just because they don't have anything. MyVMK is not a clique, and anybody should feel welcome anywhere in the kingdom. The problem is people get greedy and as a result have completely blown up the economy in a game that takes place in a virtual Disney park. While this obviously isn't target towards everyone, I feel like there are things we could change regarding this issue to improve the game and its community. I have a few proposals as to how this can actually be done: Regulating Trade: I'm not here to say we should get rid of trading credits because that would cause an uproar and I believe everybody has the right to choose what price they want to sell or trade their items for. However, I think there needs to be some rules implemented regarding trading especially when it comes to auctions. It's obvious that one of the bigger problems with the game right now (in my opinion) is how almost every player spends hours in auction rooms which is what undoubtedly has been turning many new players away. I've seen countless players come on for the first time, wander around main street and the other public rooms only to ask "where is everybody?" Only to then join auction rooms where they can never afford what's up for bid. The problem with these auction rooms is that items end up getting sold for thousands more than what they're actually worth which then turns into a game of other players selling items with the excuse "oh but so and so sold theirs for this", ultimately resulting in values skyrocketing. While I admit I dont have too many solutions this particular problem, I think there should be SOME type of regulation that prevents players from ripping other players off. Unpopular opinion, but i wouldnt even be opposed of a ban on auction rooms altogether IN FAVOR OF a more practical and fair way for players to sell their items. Rereleasing Old Items: Most of the "damage" on the games economy is irreversible in the sense that values are at an all time high and certain players still have managed to build up millions of credits. One way to prevent this problem from getting worse would simply be to rerelease old items! It's common sense that if more of these items were put into circulation, they would drop in value and players wouldn't be able to take advantage of hoarding rare items anymore. Believe it or not, not everyone wants items simply for their rarity. A new player may simply be looking to get an outfit based off their favorite disney movie, only to find out the pants alone are worth 25k. By all means, there should still be rare items in the game but it wouldnt hurt to bring back a few favorites now and then if not permanently in the shop then at least as a temporary prize of sorts. It would even be cool for every shop to have "specials" year round instead of just one shop hosting specials a month. Raising Prices Probably the most simple solution, if you cant fix what's already been done then the game should at least adapt to fit these changes. If people are going to pay thousands for items, then at least raise the prices in the shops. Likewise, minigames should be giving out more credits as well and SITS pins should become more common. Players have accumulated so many credits since the game started that they have practically an endless amount. What does a mere 500 credits from Haunted Mansion matter if you already are in the hundred thousands? That's why nobody plays these games anymore and another unpopular opinion but yes- I think friendly POTC should be banned. The only time people play pirates is now is when it's friendly, and unless your part of said players clique they just kick you out of their match. There's literally no reason for it aside from farming credits/keys which I dont see how that's any better than say, using clones on the fantasyland dark rides to improve their chances of getting a pin (which there is now rules against because it creates an unfair advantage, further proving my point) I'm getting off track but the point is, if the economy starts to inflate we should see an increase in shop prices and rewards as well so that nobody has an unfair advantage. In conclusion, my ideas arent necessarily the best and i know people will disagree with them. In fact I encourage you to, because i want to see what other peoples thoughts on this manner are. Anyways, these are just a few ideas of mine to create a more welcoming and fair environment within the game. Hopefully some kind of action is taken because it goes without saying the game is changing but that can either be for better or for worse.