With all the hubbub of the last 2 days, I'm starting to think it might be easier just to blow it all up and start over. I'm still gonna keep working on a solution, but things still might not be quite right. I'll leave it up to you guys.
If I do reset, there will be an official announcement of when the re-launch is, so you won't just find your character gone.
Yeah. Unfortunately it was all that could be done fairly.
As for the starting number of battles, I went with 80. Which is really only about half as far as you would be by tomorrow nite. My reason being as someone who's tried running 5 characters in the past, trying to burn through 600+ battles in one sitting is a good way to burn yourself out. I thought 80 was a good compromise. 50 more than you'd normally start with, but not enough to overwhelm the more casual players.