Citadels are everywhere, this is not a surprise or new to anyone. A trend that I have been coming across different areas of the game is 1 man shell corporations holding citadels so that organizations may hide from wardecs. I get it, it’s a mechanic and I am not complaining but it did get me thinking. There is no benefit to actually owning your own citadels. With access lists you can give yourself all the access you need/want. You can still utilize it’s services, you can still mine the ore it produces. In fact, it’s actually a punishment to own your own citadels as now you are eligible for war dec.
My proposal is an adjustment as to the benefits to some citadel aspects that would make it worth it for people to have citadels in their actual corporation. Take HS moon mining for instance, make it that if you are not part of the corp/alliance mining on that moon would make you go suspect. This would allow corporations to protect the moon fracture that they paid the structure and fuel to make. Production in citadels, people not in the corp/alliance would only receive a % of the production benefits. I don’t really know what benefits could be adjusted for Fortizars and Astra’s, possibly no tether but still have docking rights if access is given.
TLDR: Citadel mechanics allow you to reap all the rewards without any of the risk.