So one of the concerns that the EVE player base has had frequently is about null sec local chat. Many people believe that null sec is far to safe in it’s current state. Between intel bots pasting intel without user input, and programs that organize the data into a more user friendly interface than a chat window, I tend to agree with the notion that null sec is to safe. One of the things that make it safe is the local chat, so it’s something that should be looked at.
Many people have proposed to make null sec local delayed, or invisible, much like it is in wormhole space. While this, I think, would be better for null sec than what’s implemented currently, I have an alternative idea, and that is to make null sec completely anonymous, but keep it remaining as immediate.
It would work very similarly to how wormhole space local works, except for everyone one pilot there is in local, there is one anonymous entry in local chat. They remain anonymous indefinitely, or until they type something into local chat, after which their identity is revealed.
This still provides players with some level of intel. I think they wouldn’t get to much intel, but not to little either. If an alliance is seriously concerned about the security of their space, they can still put dedicated eyes on gates to watch the overview, instead of local. Either idea, anonymous local, or invisible local would require null sec residents to put in a tad more work than they currently do to report intel. Either idea wouldn’t make intel reporting impossible either.
I don’t think my idea is great, but it is another idea that I haven’t heard from other players yet. So, your thoughts? Preferably your helpful, and constructive thoughts; not your raging and flaming thoughts.