Why not have a separate sector for new players and have some big guys, preferably ones who dont hit little guys, jump to the sector to help out the new players. they can open res and show the new guys the ropes. This will help keep new players cause now they are being thrown into the wild where they get farmed by some guy with broads and siege or md cause they can. id even volunteer to go to the new sector and help out for a bit. without fresh faces game will boring.