I don't mind a fresh start in 6 months, a year's time. When/if the team are ready. Phoenix has some great features and some good ideas. Just the day to day stuff, crafting, acceptability to gear. It would be nice if they came back with some focus on BG RvR for the meat of the server, something other than just bashing doors. Have a zone for 8v8 and perhaps one for solo. There are several zones that might be suitable, some dungeon zones for solo, labby, darkness rising areas etc and some of the outdoor TOA zones for 8v8. Maybe even utilise the entire TOA zone for a kind of Camlan area, with your phased mob level function built in.
Events were a good idea, but perhaps more spaced out and more varied. Some sort of 3 realm co-op event would be great for overall server community.
An idea I had to try and promote non-toxic gameplay (it's not really toxic) would be to give weekly rewards for solo kills, the taking of keeps, 8v8 fights etc, all things equal, 1 token for each. Those tokens can be spent on extra cosmetics, MP item charge tools, access to tinctures that would ordinarily only be found on epic items, or even buff pots, RP pots etc.