But that isn’the the main problem, the lack of solo/optional group activities are the reason most HS people are upset. Even the CSM admits that the new content will appeal to a very small fraction of HS; a group already well covered by Incursions.
The problem has been that CCP has always relied on a relatively passive way to collect data to determine what HS players are looking in development. Fanest and the CSM are dominated by members of large corps/alliances and living in NS or LS. Hisec,to them, is merely an area that they can sell their NS gains, generate isk by incursions or industry, and indulge in some random ganking for giggles. They’re not evil, but they have a lifestyle and needs far different than the average HS player.
Let us have CCP utilize these boards to mine data on this issue. Have the ISDS and the community coordinator go through all the postings and note ones that offer reasonable concerns but, more importantly, reasonable solutions to the game’s deficiencies. Compose a list and send them a message asking for their imput; perhaps having a framework of talking points/questions that helps CCP find the information they are looking for. Don’t rely on information come to you, actively seek the data.
By relying on data sources and opinions from groups that are not the main users of an area, CCP has had their development skewed off course in regards to HS. As long as development resources are turning to be so limited, it is important that CCP uses it wisely. Another form of “incursion-lite” is not what is needed now. Please ask directly the people who are most effected by any plans. Don’t worry, I’m sure that null will be fine.