There should be special gates on every continent . players / teams should be able to capture the gates if a player or team captures gates on two continents he should be able to jump from them instantly and free of costs. This will save time .
An op should also be upgraded to a shield generator . This way more players will rejoin BD as they can put their squads under shield for sleep etc . To make it less overpowered the shield charging should be expensive and it should take about 24 ticks after the shield generator is built for it to work...
Servers for newbs:
There should also be servers for newbs where only newbs can play. To check if some old player planted the game should verify IP address as it does to find multis.. The reward of such eras should be low to discourage other players from planting..