For the spaghetti code that could be Plantetary Industry, I envisioned this as a similar, yet mostly separate interface to Planetary Industry. With the current vision, you can’t take heavy (or any size) PI mats and smuggle them over. The Expedition Center deals with a framework of relic and data loot only.
It could, if development wanted to introduce a cost trade off to using one system or another. However development difficultly at tinkering with an existing PI system may necessitate mostly separate code development branches.
Other players can be using that same planet to extract Planetary Industry goods as currently. Expedition Centers should be a parallel, yet separate system.
The idea was a few could fit into a T1 or T3C exploration ship that uses a filament to go explore Pochven. Data and Relic sites don’t seem to particularly spawn in Pochven. I envisioned using these Triglavian occupied planets as exploration sites themselves (except you really can’t land on a planet in Eve; so bring the planet to space with the rudimentary launch mechanics seen in PI command centers).
Yes, except if you leave the stash idle for too long it’ll auto launch. In that regard, it behaves like a moon drill timer when, where you can set the pick-up time window…however if you exceed the launch window it’ll auto launch to space. Like the moon drill you would need to reset the expedition center collector.
Direct visibility on the overview might be a bit much and I worry about the clutter. As cans will only spawn around a planet dscan visibility seems sufficient for hunting. Quite likely several cans can be see on a single grid depending on where they launch from planet.
While a new bonus for the Primae would be neat, again I see this filling a role for hacking and data site in Pochven.
Yes, this is mostly a new system in current vision. You can’t take heavy (or any size) PI mats and smuggle them over. The Expedition Center deals with a framework of relic and data loot only. There is already a Planetary Interaction rocket feature for bypassing a POCO–its just the current fees for using it are exorbitant. That’s a suggestion for another topic.