In general i support the idea of making high sec safer, but i do not approve of fully pvp free. I think the suicide ganking needs to go asap, and war eligibility changes need to be made to remove a corp from being war eligible if they drop a station, as stations make up the heart and soul of a corp in corporate identity, and coming together for a greater purpose.
Finding a good condition for war eligibility really needs to be met, and i am really a fan of the idea of a corporate wide /pvp on option from the ceo, ie by editing the corp into and making the corp war eligible for some benefit, for example removing or reducing station fuel costs or improving its refinement rates, etc
as for the rest of high sec there is some other major mechanically related issues to really bring back things that were lost in time.
missions for starters need to grant all members in the squad the value, instead of split it. This would make income as a group much more effective, and help bolster the demand and reason for existence on mission corps. I believe this change should also effect other parts of eve, for even ratting sites in null. This is vital to the long term health of eve. additionally the base isk values should be raised significantly to a min of 1-2m for level 1 missions, and double each one subsequently after. Combat missions should grant significant more then that value per a level for rats, and trading should grant an equal value in the buy / sell option. Trading missions should be fundamentally changed from hauling stuff to buying and selling.
trading itself will not become validated heavily until ccp dispenses the market trade from jita through out all of eve, likely through some kind of mechanical rule set that causes higher and higher taxes for posting items in congested area’s like jita, and amarr. this should work in a way that it causes people to expand out every system surrounded jita, and ultimately apply to the region itself, so that people will want to put out of region after some point of a regions market being saturated with goons. In this way, the prices of the economy fluctuate greatly, are more easily accessed from a ll over eve, and bring back the play style of trading to a viable state.
On another note we should really bring to the conversion the point of bots, and multi-boxing. These things are fought with good design and studying the way they are doing things then making changes to stop it.
for example, multiboxing miners is possible because you dont need to do something that requires your attention, you turn on lasers and afk and collect isk. This is not really playing the game, and its actually hurting the social aspects of it, on top of that the miners themselves are forced into pvp often when they dont want to do it, which results in a negative experience all around for everything when ti comes to mining.
its important to understand the immense technical problems that come from changing parts of the game that are so old, but its vital to the future of the game.
Merin Ryskin is a troll. Ignore him. Seriously, he is damaged goods or something and will never agree on removing pvp aspects from the game. he’s hard mode got blinders on for pvp, and as the ceo of ccp will ultimately cause the downfall of his own game for it.