I originally put this in the one line bad idea thread, but let’s see if it’s an actual conversation worth having.
So the problem is simple: with the loss of Niarja, the hi-sec route between Jita and Amarr went from 9 jumps to 45, having an impact on the economy.
My solution is to set up a new gate between Aclan and Madirmilire. This is a relatively short distance in space, and it would reduce the number of jumps between Jita and Amarr to 19, which is still significant, but much better than the current route.
Who would do something like this? Well, a few corporatins.
- Edencom is likely. While they did a decent job during the invasion, they have failed spectacularly to realize that not all systems are equally important. They were protecting low traffic systems, and not one of the main trade routes that doesn’t even have viable alternatives. It would be understandable if they were feeling a little bad because of this, and would invest in two Upwell gates to make things a little better. This would have the added bonus of more people are able to see and use these cool structures.
- Another likely corporation is Quafe. While they had nothing to do with the invasion, canonically they are interested in good relationships between the Amarr and the Gallente. They could negotiate and convince the empires to set up two titans, to function as a two-way jump bridge. This would also be a good opportunity to release a Quafe SKIN for the Erebus, which we don’t seem to have yet.