The edge the drugs give you in combat over the legal alternatives are the addiction. In FoM you could only tank so hard on Pizz/Burg, or Water/pizza, add anabolica to the mix and you have way more options. You needed to use the drugs to be consistently effective, and that acted as a sort of...
Sometimes even children have wisdom.
Make the tools to pull the raid off highly valuable, so that there's also incentive for other factions to kill raiders to steal the tools, and so that losing them feels like, bad.
If you use wheels it proves ancient clan-feudalism is the only functioning government system.
The fact you're not pro-proto-fuedalism but consume agriculture proves your ideas are flawed.
This is my election rally.
Global. If you don't make the possibility of getting fucked up while farming PVE shit then it will be too safe.
Global allows for way more ways to play the game, makes PVP integral to PVE, introduces scarcity, makes the source (the colony the PVE happens on) more meaningful to control, and more...