Tuesday, January 4, 2011


It was inevitable, wasn't it? My roommate and I figured out how to combine Minecraft and Team Fortress 2, creating an economy on the Minecraft server in the process. The Block Emporium. We've changed the Minecraft world into a capitalist society, putting a price on types of blocks. Supply and demand, as well as the time it takes to procure the blocks is factored into the price.

What's the currency? Scrap metal in Team Fortress 2. Although we do trade blocks for other blocks that are in higher demand, then sell those ones for scrap metal. Scrap metal is the basic currency used for trading weapons and hats in Team Fortress 2.

Yes, I've started mining resources in one game, then trading them to get cosmetic hats in another game. There comes a point when one realizes his time is worth nothing, and I've clearly passed it.


  1. But ... but ... I thought you liked Minecraft because it wasn't competitive like that?
    Still, kudos for your hacking skills I suppose ...

  2. @ Linda: How is it competitive? There are no other competing stores.

  3. @ Marf: Erm ... OK, you got me there. It still feels wrong though ...

  4. But... if there is no competion how can it be capitalism?

  5. This is one of the best ideas I've ever heard in the history of the internet.

  6. Ok, so there is a bit of competition. Someone is giving away large quantities of cobblestone for free. How do I compete with that? Free shipping if you buy it from the store! With bulk cobblestone, free shipping is big.

  7. Ha! Serves you right. Karma rules!! ;))


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