Boat has obviously served absolutely no discernible purpose since Mars 1 Era 12. Its now literally just a glaring example of just how dead and non-competitive this game is, and when a whole era is being farmed for boat by literal trashcans it really deters new players from ever becoming interested in playing.
Even more important than eliminating the BOAT list is getting rid of Medals and Ribbons. Oh My god what a colossally stupid system that promotes individual, selfish gameplay, almost always at the detriment of the team. Literally fighting a war and playing with your friends is the only thing that matters in this game, its a fucking strategy game predicated on teamwork, perseverance, and intelligence, not whoever hoarded the most conquers or launched on the most relics.
I think medals should be entirely eliminated, but if some people really want them, how about replacing them with a gold, silver, and bronze medal that are given out to the members of the top 3 teams. All the members on the first place team would get gold medals, second place silver, and third place bronze. This would reward players for how their TEAM did in the era, not how they INDIVIDUALLY placed.