Get rid of all kinds of jumping via cyno.
Nothing jumps, not JFs, carriers, blood, not Titans, they can use gates.
EVE doesn’t feel big, nor dangerous.
Power projection and logistics are far too easy, even with the fatigue mechanic which is mostly irrelevant due to the Ansiblex gates.
Now it matters where these cap ships are:
Can they get to the objective in time?
Do you have enough to counter aggression from your neighbor?
Can you trust your ally that just moved a strike force near by?
Will your PANIC module last long enough for rescue to arrive?
Intel and spying will be more than monitoring a watch list, if the enemy is out of position you can strike. This type of paranoia and intrigue is vital to the game, and currently it doesn’t exist.
Maybe leave Ansiblex jump portals, but make them very fragile (or not) and bulky enough to require an industrial ship to move. Allow set up where sov isn’t held, and connect if in range to bring your fleet in, provided the portal isn’t destroyed by the defenders. To add risk, allow anyone to use it, blue or red, hold the field or give the enemy a path straight to your staging system.
Wormholes still exist for unpredictable and unstable short-cuts.
Yes, the current empires’ paradigm of cap umbrellas and JF based logistics will be completely ruined. Is that really a bad thing? Currently it’s a boring and stale blue donut.
Ships that people skilled into will lose a huge amount of their utility. Work in different bonuses to take place of Cyno ability, or don’t, the cap ships are still hugely powerful.
I am uncertain of how moon ores are currently distributed but as alliances and empires area of control would be severely curtailed there arises a need to form trading relationships, or raiding strategies. Even moving ore from the fields to refinery or manufacturing facility would be inherently more risky, requiring greater cooperation.
Enlarging space in this manner will give small and medium sized corporations niches in which to live.
Guerrilla warfare becomes a thing again.
Trading convoys with escorts and opsec, are much more intense and fun than clicking “jump to Cyno” a half dozen times! I’ve been on them back when warp to zero wasn’t around.
EVE felt enormous, going to a different region was like going to a different country!
Kick the snow-globe over!
Kill the Cyno give us space to live!
HTFU and destroy the status quo.
Edit: Apparently “Assembly Hall” wasn’t the right place for this.