I love watching all the people proclaiming highs ec needs to go away, its obvious they never played a game server thats Pure PVP with loss.
there is a game i played back in high school that fits your pure pvp needs called tibia. These servers are mostly dead for new players as the servers belong to large guilds that have formed PACs with each other, unless you know someone in one of those guilds your just a fresh kill.
GM interventions are rather common as some of the large guilds will camp outside the temples were new players come to the mainland and die leaving the starting temple. a death is a loss of 10% to xp and all skills, you can be killed back to lvl 1, and a rng 10% on all gear. the only hope is to get on a new pvp server when it starts and in a major guild asap.
The majority of players play on the PVE servers
If i a redesign on empire, less npcs stations, citadel slots for limited citadels and no shorter timers, allow all belts to be mined 1 more time and all future ore will come from anoms and moons due to "exhaustion of belts.