I've been browsing some PBEM games on the wiki lately and noticed something. It's also something that comes up in the forums quite a bit. As players become more experienced it seems almost required to "fix" the game in some light so that it doesn't come down to who picked the better race or some such. I use "fix" lightly because that is not exactly what I mean.
There are many cases in the PBEM games where there are house rules added that "fix" some of the race. Example: "Xxcha start with an extra ground force" or "Norr start with an extra Carrier." Has the community come to a consensus on which ones of these are required and is that listed somewhere?
Then there are variants to people claim fix the game. They'll usually name which one it is but never a link. And when I go to check the Variants page on the wiki it isn't there. What home-made variants do players see as necessary and where are the rules provided for them?
In short: what does the community suggest in regards to what tweaks/variants that should be brought to every game after a player has a great handle on the rules?