Goal: Incentivize more people to journey into Pochven space with lure of covert PI extraction.
Alternative Lore: Edencom is attempting to subvert power from Triglavian forces in Pochven by helping connect Capsuleers to underground resistance cells to bypass established customs office infrastructure likely held by Triglavian sympathizers.
Proposal 1: Simple
Flat elimination of 50% lanch fees down to 0%. Launch size constraints and cooldown timers still remain. Partial subversion of need for pocos by established entities, however rocket launches cannot send items down to planet and (while reduced) there is still opportunity to be combat probe on a launch container.
Proposal 2: More complex development
Keep or raise 50% launch fees and incorporate a randomized ‘blue loot’ drop of Edencom resistance data logs. These data logs can be redeemed for ISK in Edencom home systems. The randomized blue loot drop value may over time cover fees for launches. Potential integration with Edencom standings for better odds of high blue loot drops within PI rocket launch cans.
Risks: Despite being PI being an Omega only activity, launch size constraints, and rocket re-use delays there is potential to game a blue loot drop system in this way if items are sent backs down by a poco. Then again it’s potentially more people in space at containers/pocos and devs can tweak the rng drop elements.