I will preface this with the fact that I am a new player, started less than 2 weeks ago. Also, I searched relevant articles to this idea and didn’t see a duplicate, so I apologize if I missed this idea if it was already presented.
I think offering new players the ability to select a 2 week trial period where they are protected from unwanted PvP attacks could help by allowing them to safely traverse different regions of space, and get to areas with better markets without having to worry about being easy targets for veterans.
Rules could be implemented to ensure that this trial period was used for it’s intended purposes, for instance:
- Trial period ends if you engage another player in battle
- Trial period ends if you start mining in low-sec
- Trial period ends if you join a player corp
- …and so on
This would give new players the ability to not only travel to different places and see the unbelievable landscape they are playing in, but also allow them the opportunity to see battles happening to better understand the climate of the game.
I read up on the game before starting to play, and so I was prepared to get ambushed by veteran players when going through choke points…but not every player is going to do that, and if I hadn’t I would definitely have dropped the game after losing my first ship.
Thanks for listening, enjoy!