Communities are not really promoted in Mineplex unless you are invited to one. For example, DaTeamz, Equality, CSForever all the big names but to me, there aren't a whole lot of ways to get people interested in the communities and it seems like there is a really big lack of features. These features that I'm going to talk about could fit well and would actually promote being in a community and talking with other people! So THIS is what I propose, these are some features that Mineplex Communities "desperately" needs in no specific order. P.S this is all gonna be long so brace yourselves... 1. Community Bonuses... - Now, you may be wondering what I mean by having community bonuses, this would work with the purchase of Gems by the leaders, co-leaders or via the banking system. This feature would allow for the purchase of both PERMANENT and also TEMPORARY bonuses to ALL members within the community with the boosts relying on the tiers that are bought. These would actually work like amplifiers but a bit different in regards. The main three would boost, Gems, Shards and EXP. Now how would these tiers work? Well, tiers would go up in the price of Gems and also would have a bigger boost in general as the tiers progress. Tier 1 Gem Boosts could have a 5% Gem Boost for all members where Tier 5 could have a 125% boost in Gems but cost 50,000 gems., remember this is all not exact as I'm sure if this was made as an idea, these percentages would be much different as I am not the dev here. These three areas of Gems, Shards, and EXP would have their own kind of like skill trees of different tiers and boosts. Perhaps for different games, from competitive to casual to how party amplifiers, aka the more people in the party the more boost in EXP, Gems and Shards you get. Now these main tiers and skill trees would be permanent for the community but would be restricted to only the public games and NOT the MPS servers BUT... Temporary boosts. How would these work? Well, as it says on the tin, temporary would only last a short while and could actually have a community cooldown, only using it once every few days or even a week, etc. If used right, these could be amazing for Mineplex Player Servers as they could be specifically for MPS Especially with communities that stream on Mineplex with MPS as it means that more members of the community are inclined to jump into a MPS as there are boosts! Now what would these boosts be? They'd probably be the same as the permanent ones but without the tiers and more so, one temporary purchase of each which a certain time range, either for an hour, two hours, three and so on up to 5 hours. And of course, they would be priced with Gems but could give amazing boosts in gems, shards and exp much more than the permanent ones. 2. Community Leaderboards in Lobbys and the Website! - This feature would help promote all the different top communities so much by introducing Communities as a big feature of Mineplex as it's all about that social spirit! After all, communities should be about making friends and helping each other. However, this could bring a competitive side which is really fun to see on Mineplex. Or, a more casual side because it just depends. These leaderboards would be focused on (a new type of currency that I am going to talk about), the amount of GEMS they have (they can toggle privacy on how much they have if they want) and how well they do in events if Mineplex ever does community based events which they REALLY should because it helps with the community spirit and would overall make the place more friendlier and sociable but ANYWAY. 3. The HONOR SYSTEM - Honor can be gained only by people in communities and would serve to promote the community in the long run, each community would have an honor amount next to their communities. How would this be earned? As previously mentioned, by taking part in weekly Community Events HOSTED by Mineplex and only events hosted by Mineplex towards communities. Honor would also be shown on Leaderboards too! Now, what else would Honor do? Well, the more honor you get, the more you can put it towards a PERSONAL COMMUNITY HOUSING. THATS RIGHT! 4. THE COMMUNITY HOUSING - Community housing! Where members of your community can socialize and talk to each other without need to just LOITER in the lobby spaces. These areas could be built by the leaders / co-leaders of the community or could be preset areas, OR, could be their very own lobby,,, choosing different Mineplex lobbies, maybe the old one from way back in the day of 2015 or one of the halloween lobbies, this community area could work in so many different ways. You'd be able to host little mini-games here like Football/Soccer, kitpvp arenas or even parkour! There's so many options. You'd be able to access the base blocks but the honour currency would allow you to change the overall themes of the housing, give special items such as banners or possibly even custom paintings and maybe even increasing the capacity of communities! CONCLUSION - Honestly, I could go on and ON about different features that could be added for communities Aka, new ranks to communities based on how active they are in the community / the honor they earn etc, (helpers in chat, knights for honour etc) - Remaking the chat system as it can be quite annoying at times - Remaking how to access communities and how they show up, so you can see all the different communities etc - Promoting much-needed friendliness and better relations between different communities across Mineplex - Allowing for smaller communities to grow and giving them a platform. - Allowing for Communities to show more about themselves on a sort of info page, for example, allowing them to advertise certain things (IF approved by Mineplex) such as YouTube channels and Discord servers... I could go on and on because I love this aspect of Mineplex. In some ways you have an advantage of a bigger server because it means that more people will know each other from just seeing each other in the lobbies or games. Perhaps it should be about catering to the audience that you still have and providing for them and maybe, just maybe you'll gain a whole lot of the old fans on the server back. I think Mineplex should be more casual and about community. Anyway, I'm Sheeples and thank you for coming to my TedTalk.