So this comes from the annoyance of having to do 20+ jumps to get from amarr to caldari space (assuming I go through lowsec.) And likewise or longer to go to Gallente space.
Now I get why this makes sense for ships but doing 40j in an instawarp ceptor is still like 15 minutes I’m not getting back and it’s something that frequently causes fleet opportunity to not happen because people are like “30 jumps is soo far, how about tomorrow?”
So… Why not have a break through from the boffins at concord and have a small set of gates to send pods, and pods only, from some central systems to other central systems. I’m thinking like perhaps 6-10 systems with these gates just to be able to go quickly from north to south, gallente to minmatar, etc. No ships so I’d think the systems would end up as natural spots for markets and it could be added to secondary hubs now.