BRING THEM BACK ANDREW! Bring Diamond tools back. WE*(most active members of the server) understand that in order to encourage an economy, money and resources must be in balance. But think of the impact it has upon users when you take vital resources away. My arguments--(many of my topics are gathered from users) Resources, resources, resources. It takes ALOT of resources to find diamonds, let alone to mine them. It usually takes stone pickaxes, to find and mine the iron and coal, to smelt the iron and make the torches and iron pickaxe to eventually mine the diamonds.*(though you can easily buy it) Don't forget the sheer amount of food, torches, armor and TIME it takes to get in a cave and attempt to explore it without dying. At the first sign of a monster I scream like a little bitch, ask anyone on vents. It almost makes it not worth it to go exploring. Basically by the time you find diamonds, you're at a deficit of time money and resources. If you had a diamond pick throughout this whole ordeal, it's pretty much dead, and you're back at 0. Basically what you use to find diamonds, pays for another diamond tool, and that's not even worth it. The price of diamonds are skyrocketing, and everyone is growing sick of it. The amount of people desperate for 1 diamond at an auction drives me nuts. REBUTTALS Minecraft intends that finding diamonds is the most rewarding experience, but expanding that theory to multiplayer, mining isn't everything. Creating successful towns, farming, exploring and making friends are some of the most rewarding experiences you can have on a good server. Not everyone is a miner. SOLUTIONS Have a limited supply of Diamond tools avaliable for sale each month*. Still keep the ban on selling diamond items to the server; this was a good idea and should stay in place stopping the exploit of the sell hack. With this implemented, the price will still go up, but will still encourage users to go out and harvest the resources they need for their stores, homes and towns STILL ENCOURAGING ECONOMY. The only problem I see with this is the fact that the rich will hoard the tools, but even so, they'll sell them to others making profit. *(Shovels, Axes and Pickaxes, noone really uses hoes) Solution 2. Give everyone 1 diamond shovel and pickaxe, thus giving them the tools to go out and find their own resources to craft. (Socialist I know, and similar to solution 1) Solution 3. This requires everyone to be in agreement. Anyone with more than 25 diamonds (or combo of diamonds and diamonds and tools) in his or her possession, but this is easily loop-holed since users can hide and lie. IN CONCLUSION BRING DIAMOND TOOLS BACK....partially. Users are becoming more irate as inflation is taking it's hold. Diamonds are now 80 (avg.) And they're steadily going up as users have to charge more and more. PLEASE POST SUGGESTIONS AND COMMENTS!