Suggestion: Tonoa is a wonderfully made map but it just gets boring and boring the longer you play on it, I would love to play some Chernarus without finding a whole new server as the map is very big in comparison with Tonoa and is probably the most popular Exile/Epoch map out there which could probably bring in some more players. I know some of the guys are rebuilding/building there bases only now but have a whole fresh start on chernarus with the new server changes would put everyone on the same level playing field as alot of us have alot of respect/money as the changes that are recently been done has crippled the new/low level players chances of getting good stuff. I am not suggesting changing it right now but possibly in the future when more changes have been implemented.
I like the idea of Chernarus and running on a bigger map and wouldn't mind starting afresh for the challenge of it but must admit I would be a little gutted to lose progress to date, having just spent a couple hundred thousand the past few days on metal reinforcements for the base... But, on the flip side, thats Arma mods for you, no guarantee it will be the same from one day to the next. Used to be in Arma2 Epoch days we would end up starting from scratch every few months, all part of the fun.
I guess with a larger map and the increased difficulty levels / higher prices you've been adding in it would add up to a bigger, and longer lasting, challenge (back to proper hardcore mode maybe?). Plus if you run with a 3rd party map then you have the possibility of attracting more players to the server as it removes the requirement for Apex.
Given the amount of work you've put in to Tanoa so far with the missions and the other issues that come up and how well it is running you've got to imagine that you could get a Cherno map running pretty sweetly, depends on the amount of work it would mean for you though?
Well personally I would change the map but I'd do it on a vote, if all of you wanted it then sure I don't mind doing it I could try change the map one day if you like just for say a quick test let you all see what you think and if it's a no change it back I have the back ups, with people loosing bases I ain't fussed about that to be fair as you can see from my point of view but I could offer you all a starter of 100k as you all have been on my server a while now it would seem fair, but if you guys want it hard core then I'd let you get on with it, but I'd need to use you as ginnepigs for the first few days to get the server nice and sweet I could do the change tomorrow on everyone's behalf of course to see what everyone thinks