Give me a week and a few crates of Peroni and I'll work out an economy for you. Though, if I did, it'd result in energon being quite an important feature.
Although, this has me thinking. I proposed an idea for a Mercenary account run by the staff to Psychout, the mechanics of which he seems able to do with what still works in the admin panel. Why not have an account set up that encompasses the Mercenaries, as well as a banking system for tournaments? Donations to it can be moderator-handled so it can work between factions.
Also, the original semi-sober idea:
Alcohol wrote:Also, I had an idea earlier at work (which is where I do most of my HMW-based thinking). Moderator-run (read: Psychout-run) 'mercenary' accounts. Just four HMW accounts with a team name like "Autobot Mercenary" or "Predacon Mercenary", with artificially boosted xp (say 50K at the minute), who only enter missions when they're contacted and paid a donation. Might need highly active players to run them, or a team of players for each account, but if the xp totals are artificially reset all the time then there's no point in treating it as a secound account, so no abuse