Personally, I prefer diamonds. Over the past year, I’ve made some deals with people regarding some money, and just from that, you could tell; the economy was CRACKED.
People would sell a single head that isn’t one of a kind for one million, a completely absurd price. There was a huge imbalance in the community, the people who had gold farms would prosper, the people without would not. I was doing quite well even without gold farms, as I had obtained a few rare skulls over the past year and a half.
You can tell the economy is going downhill when people make forums post about “How to make money quick” and one of the reasons is from gold farms. I think that now, money will be more valuable than before, which was VERY necessary.
Nobody should have billions just because of an easy to abuse game mechanic. I understand that people are upset by the change, but things could’ve been a LOT worse(emeralds or iron as currency). Gold was just too easy to obtain.
Diamonds are not hard to get. Strip mine at y=11 with silk touch/fortune(I prefer using silk touch and using super breaker on diamonds to get extra ore, and then going home and mining the diamonds with fortune, you get a ton of diamonds just from a 1-5 vein).
While yes, I agree, diamonds could be increased in price a tiny bit, not up to what everyone is saying, $300. I don’t know who thought $300 for a single diamond was fair, but it really isn’t. $200 at the most for a diamond, and I think $150 would be a good in between.
After a few weeks, things will be better than how they were with gold currency. Also, the point of having money is to be able to buy things. People get all that money and then never spend it on anything major.
There’s a problem with how everything would work either way if tall let us know it was happening. If he let us know it was happening, people would’ve spent all their money on diamonds before the economy changed and they’d still have 1/3 of the money they had before, which is still a huge amount, considering some people had millions and millions of dollars.
Anyways, diamond as currency will be better than gold as currency, sorry for anyone I may have offended in this post, I was just trying to make a statement.
That’s all from me,