I’ve never been a huge fan of EVE developers directions in the past, especially in regards to HS. That being said, I am willing to give these sites a shot mainly because on what they are trying to accomplish. Are they a good substitute for a mission generator? No, but that isn’ t their intent. Are they available for ns/LS? No, but that isn’the their intent,either.
What CCP has tried to do is offer a way to simplify the process of getting people to join up/socialize and, more importantly, encourage and reward newer players to form groups, a process/mechanic underutilized in the past. The more people get used to cooperative play and increased socialization, the more people are encouraged to spread out and try corps and different security level areas.
This new feature isn’t exactly what so many HS players are looking for (that would be a mission generator), but it is a reasonable and needed addition to EVE. It fills a long standing gap in player development and helps foster socialization, something that benefits everyone and every security level. How this all turns out is still a mystery. We all know of poorly designed content in the past and we cannot forget that EVE players love to find out how to break a feature, but at least the intent is a good idea.
So, let us keep an open mind and see what CCP has created. In the meantime, I’m sure that everyone will continue to advocate for features and changes that are “desperately” needed in their area of New Eden.