Feel free to link this topic as an explaination to those who wish for vending machines to be added.
Why Won’t Pixelworlds Add Vending Machines?
A certain suggestion pops up alot in the Pixelworlds community, that suggestion is to add vending machines into the game. At first this idea seems pretty cool, this idea would allows players to put items for sale in a vending machine and reap the profits the next time they log in. However adding vending machines would cause much more harm than good to Pixelworlds.
Adding vending machines into Pixelworlds would allow people who have rare named worlds to sell large amounts of items very easily for tons of profit, without even having to be online as a player. This may sound great, but in reality it greatly affects to economy of the item itself and the game as a whole.
Leaving the control of an item’s price to one player can be bad because it allows the owner of such worlds to easily control the prices of certain items through price gouging and other methods to profit off of.
Furthermore with the introduction of the vending machine in worlds, there will be a never-ending theme of vending worlds being advertised in global messages as well as spam bots being used to advertise these worlds.
essential this would harm the economy that Pixelworlds has built up in the past few years, and would make the game a less enjoyable experience for new players.
Pixelworlds already has a vending machine.yes, thats right. Pixelworlds has had a functioning vending machine prop inside the game. the item called the "Sell-o-mat" was essentially a vending machines which players could use to sell/buy items. However this item has never (and will never) been released publicly for players to use. This prop is not seen in any dynamic worlds and was first widely found out about through the infamous hack of 2017. More about this prop can be seen in a video by Jake.
This item was never released because the developers knew what would happen to the game if some item like this existed, and only created the prop just to test how it would feel.
Instead the developers decided on a better alternative and created the PixelWorldsExchange which allowed all players an equal oppertunity to sell and buy items.