I'm with Seanj on this one, the server needs to go back to a couple of months ago with HLC and I know people will hate me for it, but we should get thermal back. I know it probably won't happen but at this point the server needs to change to get back some population. If that's the way you guys are going, don't change the name. I don't think people left because they didn't like the admins/players, only because of low population and the lack of progress that's achievable. Back in the days thermal of all sorts were starting to be a currency within the power groups, and they brought some level of excitement when using them, nowadays you cannot lose anything that valuable. Let's keep it away from the militarized though! People loved DTG and they still do, we just need to give them a reason to comeback every day.
On the other hand, zombie/DayZ servers are getting more and more popular but that's a risk that I don't think you guys should take. By the time your server's out, the market will be overflown. Like you said Tyler, there are more Exile servers than Exile players, the server doesn't need to jump on a trend that might die soon. Also, I don't think zombie/Dayz servers have the same player base as DTG, we would lose most of the current population to hopefully get some new ones. The Polish server is also dead, if you guys really want to experiment with other things, you know where to do it.
I played on this server on and off for about a year now and I hope we can keep it going and this might help.
Sorry for my bad English