As of today we have added the economy back. Here is the info you need to know for now.
This uses a new plugin that I developed, EtriaEconomy.
The currency name is Yuans.
You can exchange your minerals. Diamonds are 100 Yuans, Gold is 37.
You can make the exchanges in the little spawn area in the Lobby.
The reason we chose 37 Yuans for Gold is sort of complicated. I used WorldEdit to check how many diamonds / gold there was over 12 random unexplored chunks. Gold was obviously much more abundant than Diamond, so using proportions I was able to come to the figure 37.
To prevent the top players from going inactive, after 7 days of inactivity 10% of your economy balance will be thrown into the 'EtriaCraft' account.
Every 7 days after that without signing on another 10% will be taken off the top.
ChestShops are back, you can set them up for a small fee. (50 Yuans to create, you get 25 back when you destroy them -- so be careful!)...
The topic was debated within the staff and was eventually approved with an 8-1 vote.
Essentially, swearing and whatever has always been allowed in EtriaCraft so long as it wasn't done excessively. We found that it had become more of a problem, as such vulgarities are often directed toward other players. This is the fix. Most profane words will now be censored completely for the sake of the community. We have always advertised our server as being open for anyone to play, regardless of how young or how old. I know there are players as young as 9-10 on the server, there may be even younger I do not know about, regardless, these kids should not be exposed to such language without their full consent and...
As you can hopefully infer by the title, I'm resigning from my administrative position this evening. I appreciate the amazing time that I've had on EtriaCraft, Immortal Minecraft, and CityCraft, but it's time that I take a leave. Simply put, I have lost my interest in Minecraft, and can't push myself to play for extended periods of time anymore. I'm glad I've had the privilege of meeting everyone on the server, both past and present. I will not be replaced as an admin, and it will be solely Mist in ownership of the server. He's a great friend and incredibly suited to manage a server. He has done great things for EtriaCraft, and I'm certain he will continue to do so.
I may very well still be around the server, as I do enjoy to keep up with the development and community here. If however, you would like to keep in touch with me, you can find me on a few locations, where I'm almost always available to chat, play games, or any other nonsense you may bring to me.