Beginners are always confused in gangwars by the depth and progression of the gamemode, at a massive disadvantage, no cool looking/strong items and are broke as shit. Morales down. All alone usually. An active Gangwars server is raw and cold with the huge amounts of advantages you can acquire and abuse people with. Not to be mistaken for a friendly TTT gaylord christian server or some 12 year olds hide and seek server. You come alone you die alone. If you think level 25 printers aren't good enough to warrant a slam raid at one point or another you were probably proved wrong playing here.
A good way to aide this issue with new players being raped I think would be to have a custom coded default gang with no population limit for new players to be put in when their character is created. (and can leave at any time if they choose to join a new gang , or their friends, or make their own. And it should probably auto-kick you after a certain level maybe 60 or something along those lines) This would help newbies who joined the server alone band together , meet new players, and be stronger than they would if they were walking the cold streets of gwrp by themselves.
Getting raided and raped all by your self in this massive-confusing gamemode is never fun. It would help keep new players going toward higher levels and unite them, rather than have them give up because they are all by themselves and have no friends or gang to assist them ( or even have fun with)
*more suggestions to come soon*