People who have donated for stuff will receive their status and donator points back onto their accounts. People who got cleaned to staking would come back to a clean economy and are again able to purchase the items they may have purchased previously before the server got reset (IF they donated for them, if not, then obviously they won't receive any donator points etc.). I cannot see how this could be a problem whatsoever? Sure people gambled and earned b0nk, but with a reset, everyone is back on a level playing field?
I understand that people donated for gear etc. but I believe that there's a solid 75% of people i've asked that fully agree that the "Pay to Win" aspect should be removed, Poseidon (Our current eco holder) also agreed with this. Donator's would be refunded with their statuses and points and able to purchase anything from the cosmetic donation store, which I feel is more than fair.
I know a few servers that have reset their economies and not thought about previous donators whatsoever, they just reset the server and make people donate for their benefits again.
Currently there is a 150+ Player economy within like an 8-20 playerbase, which is ridiculous. As I previously stated, having a reset within the economy would put everyone back to an equal playing field. I agree completely with Yor that maybe stats for Realism/HCIM (Perhaps Ironmen too) should maybe not be reset? As I, along with players who have taken on these different gamemodes and spent hundreds of hours on them and losing all of that progress would be extremely annoying and very demotivating. Knight accounts maxed within the first 2 days previously and take near to no effort to get maxed so I feel these should still be reset, stat-wise. In contrast to this and the eco reset, high level HCIM and Ironmen have both had to grind incredible amounts in order to obtain the items and gold they have, which losing could also cause them to become demotivated and annoyed and I personally do not know if it is possible for these to not be reset whilst resetting other character files. People may quit either way, resetting the eco could help bring in newer players who either haven't played or want to come back to a fresh server. Keeping the eco the same could cause less people to rejoin as there is already a lot of wealth in-game and the majority of it is in 2-3 players banks.
If ANYONE can come up with a completely valid reason other than pretty much complaining that you'll lose a little bit of wealth a lot of you donated for (WHICH YOU WOULD BE REFUNDED VIA DONATION STATUS AND POINTS) then go for it, please enlighten me and change my decision on the whole situation. (I along with a lot of you guys also worked at killing bosses and trying to obtain better gear, but for a better future for the server, i'm 1000000% happy for this progress to be lost to help the server grow further).