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Player Owned Gyms. #201
Was curious to know how feasible it would be to have an additional feature. To enable players to better run their own player ran gyms. Being that they could get a tab to the /gyms list or even get a separate command to check the player ran gyms. They would of course have to meet certain criteria to be able to open their gym up.. Like have an arena to fight in, being able to provide prizes for being defeated, and perhaps paying a sum for a "License" for it. Opening and owning your own Gym would enable you to invite others to your Gym to have additional Gym Leaders who can stand in your place and to set your own rules for the Gym. Could keep the basic rules of the other Gyms, or declare that Ubers are legal in your Gym, or say that even OU isn't allowed. Enable Legendaries or keep them banned.
Gym Owners who build a nice enough Arena for their fights, might even be able to get their gym added to the /warp list for visits. (Or there could be a portal room added to spawn that lets people go to the player owned Gyms if that feels a bit much)
This could all be done without a plugin to be honest, but I feel adding support for it into the server helps to make it feel more official. Helps to advertise player made and ran gyms, and keeps people from having to spam chat to say that their gym is open and accepting challenges.
There would also need to be a disclaimer put into the Gyms list and additional requirements to keep the Gym operational. Disclaimer would be simply put, that the player ran gyms are not owned by the server. Difficulty could vary drastically, and because of them being player ran, it is possible that a player may not be able to provide the rewards immediately for a victory. Players who can't provide the promised rewards for their matches could possibly lose their ability to host a gym. And the Gym could be closed. Gyms that don't have at least one Gym Leader log on for a week, would also lose their spot on the gyms list.
If possible an interface that the Gym Leaders can customize would be nice for this.. So that they can place rules for their gym, list rewards, and show people who the Gym Leaders are with it.. Much like the /gyms command would do.
I'm not sure how doable all of this would be. But even getting parts of this added to the server, would likely encourage more player ran gyms to appear, and to promote those gyms and get them some challengers.
Is just a thought though. But it could give more players extra things to look forward to.