The most recent lore wipe that took place was rushed. We should have waited until we had a proper solid base and beta was released. I know at the time we had no time span as to whether beta would be released in a few days, few months or even years. But, we had something good made by @Major, @Chief and the other LMs, we should have kept a hold of it and been ready for it.
But, since that decision has already been made, we need to think of a way of doing it better and not just repeating what we did before and just wiping characters. For me, the Arma lore is a solid base for lore and adapt off it. The current lore is good, but actual details as to how the infection started isn't clear and people just use their own imaginations. That's decent and all, but I think there should be a proper story behind patient zero and not just "someone got bit and that's how it started" kinda deal. Even if we did something like an asteroid came down from space and smacked down just outside of Chernarus and people in the immediate area got infected with a virus. I dunno, Blops zombies lore I know.
I also think that we should have a structure for people to play around. It's always been a case of join the server and go find random people and random groups that players make. That's good, don't get me wrong, but we went through a small phase where we had 2 lore groups and you basically picked a side. If we had some lore groups potentially ran by staff and some other volunteers, we would be able to create an environment where there is still somewhat stability of proper bases which we can implement in with the map editor, sustain the lore groups with vehicles which they would have prior to the infection which could be done with Admin tools etc. I think it would be far more immersive having a check point ran by an actual Chernarussian army with Mi17 patrols and such. Then as things progresses, aggressors and rioters attack the place and then stability slowly breaks down and more solid groups will form around it. This will be far easier to do with Admin tools of course.
I still firmly believe we do need changes to the original lore we have now, we can't just say "Eh, we'll keep the current lore and just do a wipe." The lore is good to have so everyone is on the same page, but I think another dynamic of lore being physically in-game with lore groups and trade posts would be brilliant.
Just my 2 cents.