First, I understand this game is basically still in alpha and that a PVP zone is just that a PVP zone.
However, there is currently no other 'timely' way to gather resources other than the oil rig. I tried to gather stuff through non-pvp methods and after 4 hours I found exactly 3 resources valued around 2dinar. Also, in hunting it seems you are losing around 20% of total hunting costs each round. This basically makes the game unplayable for new players.
As it stands you MUST go to the PVP oil rig to stand a chance of gaining dinar to do anything else other than looking at the same landscape over and over again with a very small chance of finding anything. When you go to the rig though geared players just bully brand new players at rig and never let us get started. If I didn't like the concept of the game I would have quit already. This is hurting the overall retention rate of the game's player base.