I’d like to talk about some incentives for PVE miners, that doesn’t involve any new mechanic, ship or module, which is only this : the presence of some highsec or lowsec ORE agents for mining missions (and only mining missions). Here are the pro and cons that I can see for now :
A lot more incentive for doing mining missions on a regular basis, for now only Thukker are worthwhile and even then it’s not that great. It gives player another choice of an industrial activity to do to vary gameplay.
More people gathering LP for ORE => ORE modules become available at decent prices => more shinies on mining ship => more incentive to gank them => more destruction happening
more modules availables for mining ship add more choices and fits availables for all kinds of space
I don’t know if bots are a lot into missioning outside of FW and belt mining, but mining missions are about 10 and very easy to do, it’s more about the completion time than anything really, so it could lead to incentive for bots to do them
it could give more yield to mining ships availables to Alpha clones, but being more shiny would make them even more attractive to gankers
Adding them to either highsec or even lowsec would make people way more willing than to go in the actual deep NPC space to get them.
EDIT : corrected the false BPO argument