I have been on hiatus from the game for the last year and thought it would be fun to restart it, especially with the huge update. Then I was totally disapointed by the "Administrator" rule for starbases. I like the idea, but the way it is implemented should be as a playable choice. I think, when creating a map you should be able to choose how it is implemented, since starbases are a huge part of the game. The choices should be something like this:
Low: 50% release core value
Normal: As is
High: +100% release core value, +100% release tech value
Very High: +200% release core value, +200% release tech value
What do you say?