I'll try to hit some of the points you mentioned in your suggestion post.
The concern of a lack of staff hasn't been raised to us, even though it may seem by sheer numbers there is a lack of staff, but if you consider the necessity of a staff representative, I believe the number fits the needs. I believe we can both agree that dw20 1.12 has a great community in the past and current which has lead me in my time here to rarely hand out punishments due to rule breaking. From my experience everyone is having a wonderful time and the biggest concern over rule-breaking I receive would be along the lines of- "spam". Which in itself is rare. The larger issue would indeed be bugs and glitches. Most of the time I am helping with players, "How does this work?" or "This mod is broken" or "This item isn't crafting", etc. The last Helper application wave was March 14, just over a month ago, we had 1 applicant focusing on becoming a Direwolf Helper. Theres always been opportunity... I believe we aren't in dire need, but help is always welcomed.
We are aware of bug issues in the pack, but I hope you can understand that we do have other priorities and de-bugging mods can be a hectic task if we don't understand what is causing the issue. Not to mention, Bruny may not have all the time to run maintenance on all servers and attack bug issues for all as well. I did however find a GitHub post relating to the issue we are seeing, however it may not be the same.
Link For GitHub post -> HERE
Indeed the overworld has had its share of playtime. You've done the right thing coming to suggestions here and requesting it to be looked it, thanks.
Its sad to say, but more often than not we find players using such terms in a demeaning manor. We have considered the effects of these terms, and we do not want to go down that alley. I'll actually quote Epicfighters, " However, we do not allow anything targeted towards homophobia, religion and other stuff. This is because lots of people get easily offended when talking about these subjects (even if they are not used in a negative way). For example, many people like to say "oh, that's gay" which a fair few people would take offense to, and logically, no "event" can be gay so the saying itself makes no sense really. Summary: The word is of no use and there's no need for it. I see no offense you can take by the word being blocked, it's simply not needed. "
As for the other terms, that is a different question, more specifically you are resorting what is called Tu Quoque, a fallacy basically stating "I have to do this, why doesn't he have to?"