Please... Wise developer... Stick to your guns!
I keep reading that Jordi listens to the community and tries to adjust to the desires of the players.
That's very nice. But you also have a vision for the game.
I would hate to see this game become just another ho-hum rehash of the same things we all have been playing for years.
If you listen too much to the current ravings of alpha types, it could change your vision.
I personally love the ideas that have been stated for this game. I don't know whether safe zones/no safe zones is better. I really will accept whatever you decide to do, and roll with it. As long... as you stick to your vision.
Make the game too easy or hard and you could lose players... but you know that.
Find the things folks long for and you can have a long term winner.
I will accept what ever you do, happily and with gusto... if it's YOUR Vision.