I see lots of freighters on haulers out there on the trade routes, I’ve seen the Jita freighter wrecks, and I’ve seen ganks take place in uedama.
dunno where i was going with this, but when i remember there being a distribution agent being around at one point, and it coupled with the following questions: “why aren’t there more of these agents?” “why doesn’t quafe have agents so i can use LPs for those dank skins?” “what about the interbus?”
and now I’ve fleshed out this idea.
Distribution and Advanced Distribution agent missions.
What Are these missions?
As the title suggests, space trucking for isk. they’ll require moving stuff from one NPC station to another one. having a normal and advanced distribution would provide each their separate challenges:
lvl 1- small parcels and moving dossiers and other paperwork for 1-6 jumps through HS.
lvl 2- large packages, and distances of 7-12 jumps through HS.
lvl 3- packages that are only movable by industrial vessels, 12 or more jumps through HS.
lvl 4- industrial crates that are meant to be carried long distance through HS or through Low security.
lvl 5- industrial crates that can be taken anywhere with an npc station, regardless of security status.
lvl 1- these will require taking multiple large parcels 7-12 jumps away (HS).
lvl 2- potentially larger parcels, (cargo expanders a must on industrials) potentially larger HS trips.
lvl 3- “freight containers” that will require a 5-15 jump trip.
lvl 4- freighter trips that are long, arduous, and on occasion, through low security.
lvl 5- pack yo jump freighters, cause those are the only things that can circumvent the trips out in hostile space.
The idea would be isk payouts being exponential at each level, and advanced distribution requiring freighters to do the jobs in a timely manner. It should be pointed out that yes, a jump freighter can easily put to shame any mission through hostile space, but it should be pointed out they can’t cyno into high security, and there’s plenty of time to get popped, this kill can confirm.
Should also mention interbus getting some hauler skins in their LP store would be a good idea to go through with this, i’ll probably get some crap ms-paint concept drawings together or something. but the thought there would be the idea of space trucks.