Just came up on the EVE facecrack group, so I’ll add it here.
When asked how to make EVE great again I answered:
Easy mode & hard mode.
And you jump your toon between the 2 ( with restrictions ). So if you take a pasting you can then jump back to easy to recharge your wallet a little bit.
I was then asked “What would be the difference?”, to which I replied…
Copy & paste over the existing EVE 'verse to a new server. Not the toons & their stuff, just what we fly in.
Ramp up the new server’s Concord Response Time ™ to like double. That becomes the Easy server.
You then say “it’s an alternate universe, and you jump to it via swanky EVE-tech!” to cover the roleplaying bit. Lob in some restrictions on what you can take with you through the portal ( I suspect a box of PLEX is all that is needed here. Like in the film Looper with the gold strapped to the vic’s back ).
If you get wiped out in on the Hard Server you can jump to the easy one to have a rest & recharge the Iskies. Buy some PLEX, then jump back to hard when you are ready with ONLY that PLEX.
You’ll end up with stuff on both servers, but…
It solves 2 problems. The space shortage in High Sec and parts of Low/Null, AND High-Sec becomes actually High Sec for us wimps & Care Bears ( I’m not Null-linked yet ).
Just my 2p…
What you have to remember is that some people play EVE with the aim of getting a rage-quit ( I’ve recently been punched in the Mental Health by a group of iffy Right-wingers for example. They saw it as a legit play ). They don’t care about the damage this does to the game itself.
So if they won’t stop ( & you trying catching them ) you have to make adjustments.
And you can’t always rely on other players.
And games are supposed to be fun.
And EVE now has rival games etc.
If you want players you need to dial it down a bit; but at the same time if you dial it down too much you lose players.
Hence having 2 servers. Easy & Hard.
There ya go.