I love all of these suggestions. This idea is brilliant and I am glad you took the time to make this post as you are not the only player wanting these changes, however you are the only player that has taken the time to make a post bringing this to light.
This server is known by the community as a "pvm" server and while pvm is enjoyable, pvp content is just as enjoyable and a balance of both would boost activity on this server. Lots of players that are pvp oriented lose interest in this server because the pvp content is dead.
Not only would these suggestions make the wilderness more active but as CIA proposed it would be a great alternative for making cash.
I really do hope staff takes this into consideration and implements this soon.