One way to boost the game is to higher the number of bases.
If you don't have 2-4 alts, you can hardly manage the number of outposts.
You need bases at the important neutral ports, at the patrol zones, for resources and at the borders to the enemies and so on.......
I often can't take part in actions because I don't have free outposts.
I think that restricts the game as a whole and slows it --- with so sense.
I never understood why outposts are limited.
If you have 2000 players on the server it can make sense to slower the game - but not with 600. (when the half are alts and the rest is sitting in the port's.
It's easy to boost the game if the devs higher the number of outposts.
......by the way.... what is the reason to limit buildings or contracts..... 😉