First of all, let me just apologize. I am sure you have seen a hundred other topics like this, so feel free to ignore it and move on if it upsets you. However, I like throwing new ideas out there just to try and make people think. And maybe, hopefully, someday we will see change.
This is my idea: we get rid of the NUB and NCB as is (duh).
New players start with just a team similar to those used in the tournament. You get a large starting bonus in XP and cash, but it only lasts say 3 weeks. After this time the bonus ends completely. This time is merely to get acquainted with burning BA, strategy, etc. The reason for this mini-bonus is just to give a reward for joining, let new players get out of the lowest ranks, and maybe experience a little more of CB. But by keeping it short and sweet and not meaning it to propel new players to try to catch up with Ranger it will take out a massive reason to multi and cheat. As this starting bonus ends, a new option opens up. It will be available for the next 2 weeks for free. This new bonus, or PCB (explained in next section), will be added to the character of user's choice (as long as it's one they made).
As far as I know, most people agree the NCB system in particular needs a change. But let's not get into if it is broken or not, here is my idea to change NCB's with a rework. Yes, veterans have gear and cash new players do not. They know what they are doing. So you charge them. But simply make it an up front payment, not a BA tax. Change the NCB option box to a Paid Character Bonus (PCB) box. Have your bonus be your decision. Make it expensive but not completely prohibitive. Just for a random example, make every 10% bonus cost $2million. If the bonus max is 420%, that would mean you would pay $84million to start a shiny new char to use in any way you saw fit. Give an option to make the bonus last twice as long, a year, but only give half the reward.
The new user option would be identical, only free. This means that once a character was created with a PCB, it would not matter if the user was new or a veteran, they would be on equal footing. The new user would actually have a small head start because of their initial starting bonus.
***And just if you think the new users need more help, have their PCB get a 20% discount on buying BA. That doesn't seem like it would be enough to break anything but it would help them free up cash to get some NW perhaps.
And that's my idea. Thanks for listening. Sorry that it got so long. I would love to hear comments or more ideas though! Here's a quick summary though:
1) New users get a starting bonus, say 3 weeks. 400% cash and xp. After this they have 2 weeks to make a PCB char for free (it could start automatically I guess).
2) Paid Character Bonus is implemented, with option for 6 months or half bonus for 1 year. A PCB character would have a set xp bonus and regularly priced BA.
2) Regular players can buy a PCB for say 2million per 10% bonus, up to currently existing max.