One of the things I see a lot in my travels when going to/through new player starter systems or career agent systems is new players being unable to find asteroids to mine for their agent missions because individuals in Barges and Exhumers have stripped the belts out almost as soon as they spawn. These players are having a negative impact on new players by doing this. I think a possible remedy would be to prevent strip miners from being able to activate in those systems.
As the number of starter and career agent systems is limited, this wouldn’t impact industry in high sec, but would give new players a fair chance at accessing ores for their starter and career agent missions, whereas at this time, unless they are on right after downtime and a couple of hours after, they don’t stand a chance against these larger ships ran by players who mine these systems in them and strip them bare.
The fix: Concord has created a new system wide dampening field technology that interferes with strip miner activation protocols, and has deployed it in all starter and career agent systems ONLY, to allow proper training of new capsuleers in the mining and industry fields.
Re: NPC mining ships. Limit them to Ventures only in those systems as well.