Good EVEning, CSM!
I present to you a scenario which I believe to be problematic - you all may or may not disagree. I have confirmed via ticket and bug report that the behavior I am about to describe is, in fact, intended behavior as per CCP, so the question is: should this behavior be altered?
The scenario is as follows: There is a hangar which NO MEMBER (excluding CEO/Directors from conversation) has access to (ie. no view or take access) and no container take access. Inside this hangar is a container which contains blueprints and ancient artifacts. Naturally, no member can view this hangar or container in the inventory window; however, in the industry window, when they filter for corporation-owned blueprints, they can see the name of the container and its BP/AR contents. Furthermore, they are able to make copies of the BPOs in that container and output them to a hangar they have access to.
In the following screenshot, I use my penetration alt to demonstrate the above scenario.
In my screenshot, the container named “Blueprints & Ancient Relics” is the container in the zero-access hangar. Now I personally don’t give a ■■■■ if someone makes a copy off a BPO (I only put on there for demonstrative purposes; some people may care about this, some may not), but with regards to the BPCs and Ancient Relics, the matter of principle is I want to keep ownership of these items a secret.
With existing mechanics, work arounds would be inconvenient: I’d have to keep the BPs outside of containers (making organization messing or risking the item count exceeding 1000) or maybe putting locks and passwords on containers (I don’t know if this prevents them from showing up but I do believe it prevents them from being used via industry window, making it inconvenient for me and those I do permit access for use).
Point is - yes, CCP says this is intended behavior, but should it be? Personally, I think it shouldn’t.
My proposed behavior: if a member does not have view access to a hangar, then BP/AR-containing containers in that hangar should not show up in the industry window.
I appreciate your time and consideration o7