Returning player here, I’ve been out 9+ years & I noticed that planetology still works, but the market seems like a ghost town.
After talking with some players, there seems to be many that just don’t even take an interest that it exists. So I thought this could be a potential opportunity for some skills at harvest allocation to industry players.
A player that does not want to follow industry & would rather just allocate the obligation to a corp-mate, or alt-toon could have a skill called something like Planetary Outsourcing. And an industry minded player could have a skill called something like Planetary Management. The Office location would be at some industry / processing station where players could authorize which planets could be leased or managed by an other player.
Say a gamer has one account with 2 capsuleers, One is for main gameplay, a second focusing on mining & industry . . . the main account could train outsourcing & permit the other to harvest & tier up planetology mats if they had sufficient skill at Planetary Management.
When I had taken my hiatus from Eve. . . planetology was buzzing. Here I am 10 years later, still curios to spin a few circles & a member of a potential corp I might be joining said he had never tried it, but maybe he’d give it a go. I get it, some players could care less, and others just can’t get enough. . . probably some players are sick of it and would rather have someone else manage their planets, or just kickstart an idle resource collector.
I have lots of catching up to do to get current in Eve, but I wanted to capture this thought into a suggestion before it went fleeting away.