I have a solution that will fix all of this game's issues in one go.
Seriously. I know it brings in money right now, but it sounds pretty hopelessly busted. Problems that have screwed the economy for a couple of years have just run too rampant, and the only thing to do is to just blow it up and either try again or do something else.
This whole argument that "you can't take things away from players who paid for it" is bogus. The thing is, people paid RL cash for lines of code in a game. The nature of games like this is that they change. Yes, it would absolutely suck to get your stuff yoinked, and inevitably you're going to shed some players for it. But on the other end of the spectrum, the game sounds like it's got enormous balance issues. If it takes a wipe to fix those issues, I say do it and damn the consequences. If the game is sufficiently strong, you will recover. If it's not, you'll learn a valuable lesson.
To be clear, do not nuke or item-wipe or reset until or unless you have solutions to the big problems plaguing the game.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/z8ls3rc3f4mkb … n.txt?dl=1