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I have an idea for a Bukkit plugin as follows:
- requires an economy plugin
- chunks can be claimed or unclaimed
- unclaimed chunks can be screwed with by anyone
- claimed chunks can only be altered by their claimants
- a player can, at any time, bid on a claimed or unclaimed chunk. Bids on unclaimed chunks start at a certain arbitrary amount (like $1) and bids on claimed chunks start at that amount plus the previous bid. Bidding on a chunk immediately deducts that amount from your account
- If a bid is unchallenged for an arbitrary period of time (like 24 hours), then they claim the chunk. That arbitrary period of time is also how often their claim will be automatically renewed by deducting their last bid amount from their account.
- players will be notified when their claims/bids are challenged.