tl;dr - looking for new sources of income that discourage farm-building but are not overly dependent on massive amounts of time. During a recent conversation it was mentioned that our supreme overlord is displeased about the creation of bonemeal "farms" for the purpose of collecting flowers. So we started analyzing behavior to understand Erik's displeasure Why do we do this? How do we solve this? Responses to those points: I theorize (as I haven't spoken to him in a few days) that Erik is displeased about the creation of most farms because it makes collection too "easy" This game is supposed to be a challenge and somewhat balanced. Please feel free to correct me if I am wrong. I can only address as to why my own town created these things. While I myself am severely lacking in the life department, I still can only afford to spend a certain amount of time on Minecraft per day. I want to have a vibrant, thriving town that has a hefty upkeep and so I rely on voting for the server and completing those quests every day. The only way to meet both of these points is to create a method that allows me to maximize my results for the time I am spending on the server. For people with full-time work, or school, or other obligations, they would have even less time to make sure they can gather these things. The only way I can think of to solve this problem is to create more sources of income, so people aren't as "desperate" to create farms for faster gathering of supplies. Putting woodcutting quests in might help, and putting in some sort of server shop to allow selling of items (like cash4gold) might also be helpful. Is this where the flux shop would fit in? I didn't get to know that mechanic before it was removed. Unfortunately, I don't have better ideas that that, so I'm asking others to chip in! Do you have any ideas on how to introduce new sources of income to the server that are fair, balanced, and require some level of effort? You all know for a fact if it's too easy it won't go in, and you also have to address any way it could be manipulated for ridiculous, cheaty methods of gaining lots of money (I'm looking at you, lachie314159265 ).