The World Of Vesta
This is a unique server. A new type of server. On this server, you cannot build, break, craft, or kill, unless your occupation requires you to do so. This is a realistic server. In real life, you do not cut down a tree with your bare hands, and you do not lift pounds among pounds of materials so you can create a mansion. No, you must hire people to do these things for you. You must be rich enough to afford these things.
You are born in the Trentville hospital. You are an [Infant]. Only after the president, or a minister interviews you, and finds that you have what it takes to become a member of society, and can commit to society do you grow up.
Now you are a [Homeless]. Not only do you not have a home, but you do not have a job. Your main goal now is to get hired by one of the many corporations.
For a first job, it is good to join a major corporation, one that has a 50 story high HQ, that way you can have faith that it will not go bankrupt, and you will not lose your salary and job. Depending on which occupation you join, you will be a new group.
From [Miner] to [Repo-Man]. Many corporations require that you wear the respectful uniform (skin). They should send you a link to the download of the skin that they have posted. You must show that you are a worth employee, and climb the corporate ladder to success. After a while of working for the corporation of your choice, you decide you have enough money, and hire a builder to build you your first home. Apartments, condos, and hotels are always choices as well. If you are a builder, you can buy the materials, purchase a lot from a real estate agent and build it yourself. Eventually, you will succeed, and be the richest in Trentville.
Right now, I need builders, mods, & developers to help me make a few custom plugins that will help keep the server in line, realistic, unique, and fun. Eventually, we will need money, because I can’t afford a dedicated server by myself. I also need anyone that's talented in photoshop, or at creating any kind of artwork to create a few banners for me. Please comment if your interested in doing any of these for me, it would be greatly appreciated.
They work for the lumber industry. They are hired by the major lumber corporations. They can destroy logs in the forests that the industry that they work for has bought. Lumber jacks can’t leave the work place with their logs. The jobs is not a great pay, but before you know it, you may rise in the chain.
They work in the mining industry. They can destroy stone, and ore in the designated mines. They cannot leave with the ore & stone that they collected, however they salary is based on what they collected. The mines will be purged every day or two.
They are responsible for building everything on the server. From small cottages off a dirt road, to skyscrapers in the business central of the server. They have one of the most demanding jobs, as they must create exactly what there client desires.
Farmers are responsible for looking after vast farms, and many animals. They are in supply of the servers food, as no one else can plant or kill animals.
Fishing is perhaps one of the smallest industries. It has a small pay, yet is very time consuming. It is one of the few 2nd jobs that is available.
Clerks can set up a shop (if they have enough money from previous work), or can be hired by major corporations to lessen the workload. Store clerks can craft the thing that they sell. Since there are no general stores, each clerk can only craft a handful of things. Ex. One store may sell mine carts, and rails and what not.
CEOs are in charged of (a) major corporation(s). They are on the top of the business chains. They are one of the most highly paid positions, but are also in charged of paying there workers. They get a larger percentage of their merchandise, the rest goes to commission, and the government. CEO position includes, but is not limited to: Hotel owners, lumber company owners, mining company owners, mall owners, & large franchise owners.
Repo men are responsible for taking items from peoples homes that have not paid their taxes on time. They do not get to keep these products, but it is a well paying job, however business can be rare on some occasions.
Supervisors are usually promoted from average lumberjacks, miners, fishermen, etc. They are by no means very high up in the business chain, but do have a bit more money then most jobs. There job is to take 90% of the merchandise from there workers, and make sure there is not stealing going on. They have access to there workers inventories, to make sure there is not stealing going on.
Fire fighters have one responsibility: to fight fires. Insurance companies rely on fire fighters very much, and so do home owners with a blazing home. Fire fighters are hired & payed by the government, so have a very stable job.
Policemen have perhaps the most important job. They make sure the streets of the server are safe. They have access to basic hawk eye commands, and can restore peace with there diamond sword if need be.
Real estate agents are responsible for selling lots, homes, apartments, and even community buildings (ex. hotels, corporation headquarters, and stores).
Judges help decide if someone who is accused of a crime is guilty or not. They are a crucial role in the justice system of Trentville.
Lawyers can be hired when taken into court. They will help defend you. You can bring anyone, from any occupation, even a homeless can be your lawyer. You are responsible for paying your lawyer.
Mayor is a uncommon job. Mayors take a percentage of the towns taxes, so depending on the size of the town, they can be millionaires, or going bankrupt. It is their responsibility to use the towns balance (a percent of the taxes that don’t go to the government) to hire policeman, buy advertisements, build parks, and other things that make the town an attractive place to live.
Insurance brokers are in charged of finding insurance for their clients. This is important because of the events that can occur. There is TNT insurance, car insurance, flood insurance, theft insurance, and fire insurance. There is also life insurance, but it is a bit more involved.
Hunters are responsible for providing the server with food. This is perhaps the most important job, because they are responsible for providing the whole server with food, so they do not starve. They are hired by food corporations that have purchased a chunk of land to hunt game in. The food that they have collected goes to restaurants.
You can own anything. Owners are basically people who own a company, but instead of being called a CEO, there called an owner. Owners must have at least 2 locations, a plaza, or a mall. Think of an owner like a promoted merchant. I'll give you some ideas: Hotel, restaurant, store (you could buy items from a corporation and sell them for more), theme park, casinos, and remember, anyone can buy recipes to have a monopoly.
Doctors have the power to heal people that are a certain distance from them. Since Vesta includes health care in its taxes, doctors are paid by the government. Doctor is a pretty well paying job, because someone always needs healing.
These jobs are frowned upon, and very risky to peruse. Growing wheat is illegal. Think of it as the drug trade of the Trentville. If anyone with an illegal job is caught, they can lose everything. If you have an illegal job, you will most likely need a front, something that everyone thinks you do. For example, Jim is a serial killer, he kills people and takes their items. However, when he talks in chat his name appears as “[Lumber Jack] Jim:” because everyone thinks he is a lumberjack.
Serial killers kill people. If the person knows who killed him, they can report it to the police, and the murder will be trialed, and sent to prison.
Mobsters set up fronts, hire dealers, and make contracts with growers. Think of them as the CEO of illegal jobs. They run the black market. Mobsters are a bit more safe than other illegal jobs, because of how much money they have from selling their wheat. They can use this money to bribe policeman, so they’ll “look the other way” when they commit an illegal crime. Mobsters don’t go out and murder innocent civilians, they really only murder people who have left their mafia, and joined another, or people who have ratted them out for a cash reward.
Dealers work behind mafia fronts to provide drugs to the community, without being arrested.
Growing wheat is highly illegal. If the grower is found out, he may be put in jail for up to 8 hours. This is why it is better for a grower to work with a mafia. That way, the mafia can help bribe police before the dealer is put on trial.
Assassins can be hired to kill people. If the person who they killed sees them, or a witness, they will be put on trial. They can often reduce their sentence by telling the judge who paid them to commit the crime.
Illegal crimes are dealt with in court. In court, the plaintiff (person being sued) will be put in a jail (not to be confused with prison) before the trial. During the trial, they will be frozen. They can defend themselves, or their lawyer can defend them for them. If they are trialed and found guilty, they will be taken to the national Vesta prison. Really, the maximum sentence is 12 hours, after that its a ban! If the plaintiff is found innocent, then the defender must pay for the plaintiffs lawyer (if he hired one) plus a sum ranging anywhere from $10-$500.
Prison is sometimes guarded by police officers. Prisoners will receive 3 meals a day (from a officer if he is present), and a severe beating every once in a while. While the procedure is not a substitute for the ban hammer, it is really a fun way to get people to play by the rules, or for people with illegal occupations to reconsider their career path.
Towns are created by the government. You can request a town by writing a letter to the president, or a minister. Everyone in your town must pay taxes, and it is a very consuming procedure.
Any aspiring entrepreneur can make a hotel, as long as they have the money. It is recommended to start with a motel, or bread ‘n breakfast, and expand from their. Hotel owners are some of the richest people in Vesta.
Vesta will have cars. There will be dealerships, highways, accidents, and may other great features. Cars will be mine carts, but tracks are not needed. This also enables car insurance.
If cars are out of your price range, then the train is the way to go. It will stop every 10 minutes or so, and tickets will be very cheap.
Ferries are consisted of boats linked together. They are like the trains of the water, and are great for connecting your town to Trentville with out blowing half a billion dollars on the materials required to make an underground system.
In Vesta, you will find that forest fires and floods might not be so harmless as in vanilla. Because of this, it is recommended that you hire an insurance broker.
Since not everyone can kill and farm, the food market plays a crucial role in the economy. Everyone starts of with a good amount of food, so they have time to gain money and purchase food before they die. Food can be purchased at restaurants.
Death in Vesta is not the normal die-/back procedure. No, your items will disappear more quickly than the average 5 minutes. You spawn in a graveyard, and it is quite the ride to get back home. You must take a series of ferries, trains, and a bit of walking is involved. I know, not realistic, but if it was as easy to die in reality as it is in Minecraft, no one would be alive today.
Malls are large buildings which merchants or CEO's can rent out for their businesses. Mall spaces can be very cheap, or depending on how busy the mall is, very expensive. Mall's are in very central locations, so tend to get a lot of business.
Vesta has an economy like no other. Literally, the whole server depends on the economy. Because there is not breaking, building, crafting, or killing, everyone must buy merchandise. Everyone must work for money, no one can not earn money, or they won't go anywhere. Because of this, everyone contributes. For example, Jim just started the server, and he would like to build a big house by a river. Jim soon realizes, that to do this he needs to hire a builder. Jim works for 2 days as a miner until he earns enough money to hire Tom the builder. Tom must buy the materials he needs from the major lumber company. By doing this, he is feeding the economy. This works in many different ways, example number 2: George wants to build a rad farming town. He soon realizes he will have to hire a number of builders to build the town for him. He will also need to hire railroad workers to lay down track from a major city, to his town. Basically, no matter what you do in Vesta, no matter what route you choose to take, you are always affecting the economy.
After a long interview with a politician, you may have a loan. Loans are packages of money. This can be any amount, starting at $500. The government charges interest on loans, however loan sharks do not. Loan sharks are mobsters that give out loans, mobsters can kill people, so if I were taking a loan from a shark, I would pay it back quickly.
Influences can be acquired through one way: donating. An influence is your ticket to freedom. It's a slap on the wrist. If you were accused of something, or sued, throw down your influence (influence will be a physical block, possible a soil or double slab). Judges have no choice but to let you walk free, under the order of the President.
Special politician taught schooling is required for certain jobs. These include C.E.O, judge, police, repo men, and mayor. School price varies with the jobs.
For a certain amount of money, players can create a shop. The shops use SignShop, so they won't waste any space, as lots & buildings can be quite expensive. The shop owner (merchant) chooses what they want to sell. Then I make it so no one can craft that item. Only the merchant will be able to craft that item. This won't be free, it will cost a large sum of money. People will be able to sell multiple things, if they can afford it.
Killing wolves is illegal. Wolves will drop a block that you will not be able to craft (I will remove the recipe using craft guard). This will make it necessary to kill wolves, however spice up the police occupation a bit farther.
Protections are only available while the players are offline, so if your online be keen! Watch out for thieves, and if you see one, tell the police. To avoid thievery, buy a chest in an insurance vault.
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