It seems obvious that the 100% fitting and cargo drop event will have a negative impact on high-sec and a positive impact on low and null sec. Bling fits and hauling will be particularly impacted.
It is already isn’t uncommon for bling fit battleships to get suicide ganked in areas around Uedama and Niarja. This will just make it worse.
It will also make some classes of ships impractical, such as the Industrial class of ships due to their low ehp and modest cargo capacity. They can be killed by a single catalyst in many places in high-sec before concord arrives and most things worth carrying in an Industrial will be worth more than a single catalyst.
I also don’t like how CCP is being cagey with this announcement.
They REALLY need to make it super obvious in-game during this event that this change to fundamental mechanics has occurred. I am talking about a warning box with a thorough explanation BEFORE it lets you select a character to login with levels of obvious.
CCP knows that a lot of their player base just ignores all the news about the game and just play it or are coming back from a break. People are going to rage over this when their ships gets suicide ganked in high-sec by a swarm of catalysts each worth maybe 2 million each that can dish out 6k+ damage each before they go down.