Hi, i and others on my server often enjoy trading with other people. While trading with other people requires a certain amount of trust and security and trades can go wrong, one of the more frustrating things about trading is that there is no central resource that people desire or will trade for. Going out and gathering resources only to find you can’t sell them for anything until someone who needs it AND is willing to trade comes online. Trading would become a much easier task if we had a central currency we could all use.
My suggestion is that gold coins be added to the game. Mining nodes would rarely drop gold dust when mining, which can then be smelted into coins at a rate of 100 dust = 1 coin (this allows decimalization). The maximum stack of dust would be 100, to prevent people not bothering to craft into coins. Coins would have a maximum stack of 1k. Like in real life, gold has no intrinsic value, but is used a display of wealth. To give gold this same value in the game you could create a way to gild your house with your hard earned gold or perhaps gild weapons with it. It wouldn’t improve your base or weapon in any way whatsoever, it would just be an sign of wealth.
Welcoming any and all critiques to this idea
Current issues i see with this is people not bothering to gild their bases as it is a big neon sign that the base is worth raiding, making the gold worthless. Also the rate at which gold is mined and gold is spent would need to be roughly equal to prevent inflation.