Our small corp of nul bears has been doing extensive research into ship design in New Eden and we have concluded our preliminary findings.
In order to excite customer sentiment and drive sales THROUGH THE ROOF!, naval architects from all Empires ought to focus on providing end users with:
Ammunition and ordinance bays. A simple reallocation of hold space, akin to fuel bays, with automated loading capabilities once paired with a station container.
Magazine fed Electronic warfare modules that swap scripts from an internal store. FFS. I mean, right? What is with all the ticker tape on the loading bay floor? It is messy, it what it is. And how you get rats.
Manbag for consumables. Every Shaman worth his mushrooms needs a dignified way to keep his stash in order.
There it is. A great opportunity for designers and customers. Could even be a new electronic warfare skill in the thing: “Script Architecture Programing”. Level 1 allows 2 scripts, level 3 allows 3 scripts, level 5 allows tch 2 scripts. SAP. It’s nerd gold, I tellls ya.