Here is an idea for ‘resetting’ Infinitum to refresh it in the future – a new galactic event codenamed Big Bang. A Big Bang occurs within the existing galaxy destroying a percentage of all existing planets, creating an even larger number of new planets and systems, as well as scattering existing planets all over the galaxy into different systems.
This idea is a much more aggressive take on the Donut explosion of MW1. Players will be forced to regroup as they suddenly find their income and resource ratios may have drastically changed. Instead of being holed up in the relative safety of core systems, they’ll have to come to terms with having a lot of new neighbors – from old friends to enemies and total strangers alike. Such a redistribution of planets, and the rush to explore the sparkling new ones, might just lead to a shakeup of alliances no matter how large or small they be. A number of brief ‘clearing’ wars would happen as well, diluting the accumulated wealth of the galaxy.
This event would be a rarity IMO. First occurrence would preferably be about three months from now. Future occurrences would happen when necessary to shake up the status quo, or perhaps when plugging in new modules that are making massive changes to the gameplay anyway.