Ok, so I think reservations was a good idea, but here is my proposed change.
Everyone gets 3x as many reservation plots as they have regular plots. This would replace reservation plots. They would plot with a new plotter tool and deploy with the same ol’ deplotter. I think this would help in many incidents that have happened so far. I think the root cause of many plotting incidents is inability to communicate our plans to other players.
Vansten wants to reserve a large area around his build. He can now do so manually with reservations.
I want to keep people from plotting where I want to expand my mall. I could reserve paths in a future area.
Hearth guard had plans to build in an area for a long time but lacked the plots. If they could have reserved this area, there might not have been drama there.
A decent number of players want to build somewhere pretty and undisturbed. This should be allowed.
Yes, people will say this could be abused, but I still think my hypothesis stated before about plots is accurate: people have some set amount they are comfortable having based on the amount of time they have been in game, and we have fewer than that amount. Reservations helped a bit. Notice only once reservations got changed did people start grinding across the worlds.
I think this (and a slight buff to everyone’s plots overall) would help a lot with various game issues.