Since HWS is so popular this seems an issue. Been wondering the universe now for a week trying to collect enough for a base. I have been to nearly every planet and resources are just gone. Meteors drop very slowly and often not in front of you. So i have an idea I think would be easy for Rex to implement wanted to see what others thought of this.
So either a few new planets or existing ones that no one lives on. Add a few drone base (if needed to achieve) but put admin core in them. THis means drones keep coming. Put them at extremely high rate so that planet is a warzone of them. At the same time make this a daily reset planet with just the basic resources. I suggest on top of drones make this PVP to just keep the danger high.
Purpose of this is so that noobs have a place to get resources to build things. In the current set up if you are in small groups or solo resources are too hard to come by. AM are not an option anymore as they dont mine forever. This planet would give a challenge no matter time or day. More of a challenge in prime game time. Would supple people with the resources needed but really would have to earn the resources. Now my thought is not adding the rares like Zacosim or estreum because they should be hard to come by. I am talking about the basics needed for building Sath Neo Cobalt Copper Iron and silicon. Perhaps to add to the challenge no Promethium so you have to come prepared to fight but can not replenish on surface. This could turn the tide in your mining operation if you run out of ammo.