I really do like the border idea. I loved that about BD. The cheating (glitching) needs developer interference to fix. But I agree that needs to go. The players that are active and part of the community and that play fairly are great teammates and worthy adversaries.
Pigging back on a few things said now. The alliance size of 12 needs to be decreased to a more reasonable number to give the community a better playing style. 12 is an overkill rn, but do not want it to be too low that hitting mines early becomes suicide.