Disclaimer: This is not a thread involving payouts. Factions in Minecraft is based on the idea of PvPing, farming loot, and RAIDING. Raiding is an especially important factor in this gamemode, because that is how weaker factions can gain loot and value (spawners). However, I have noticed a trend over the past 3 to 4+ seasons, and it is as follows: Before every payout, almost every single faction places all their value (spawners) down. Less than 5 minutes after the Payout screenshot is taken, every single faction that placed their spawners mines them. The issue with this system is that raiding is going to/is already very scarce. This is because there is no point in raiding a faction that only has $10-15 million placed in value (for example) because it would not be much of a net gain in value. That's why I believe the factions is some-what inactive. It is as simple as this: No one has a faction to raid, no one gets on. That is the simplified explanation of the player count of factions. So, I have an idea to counter this issue. That is, to have the value of spawners increase the longer they are placed. For example, if you placed one skeleton spawner, which is worth $34,000 (in the current economy), it could potentially be worth $45,000 by the end of the day). By this, I am saying that spawner values would go up by a specific number value like 1.2x (for example) its original value. The reason why it would work: If the value of spawners were to increase the longer they were placed, more factions would place more spawners, increasing the chance of people ACTUALLY getting on to raid that faction that placed value. Also, factions that place values would be forced to get on to defend their base to make sure they don't get raided and lose all their value. Now, I want to point this out. I am not credited with this idea, as it is seen on other big factions server(s). Also, if you are going to be ignorant and respond "Jerry and Harry is a unique server so that's why these concepts are not implemented", don't bother. I need an actual response to this and I am curious about what you guys think. Sincerely, ImUpdated/zFuseh.