I thought at first no portals would be a problem when I heard there would be a reset at all.
But honestly now I know what i am doing. I’ll have portals in a week, where will be worth going will take longer - re exploring the galaxy will take longer, resetting up my mining network longer.
No shops will be a MUCH bigger issue for longer than portals, so i’ll be asking one of the bigger cities players if I can join them, collectively we’ll get started much faster than I would ever on my own. So yeah a total wipe of all shops and all portals will be an issue for a time. My advice to anyone new in the first weeks will be to find a community and setup a basic set of plots near them, and if history is anything to go by keep those plots for when the city gets busier.
No cities. Ah. That will be hit and miss. Some will be designed well some will be chaotic, like anything I suppose. It’ll be a ■■■■ shoot whether I pick the right group of people to join.
Though all this seems to be arguing against a total wipe. Some players will enjoy being frontiers men and women at launch, and perhaps the devs can use that notion to sell a few more copies in their marketing, colonizing the galaxy etc.