Doesn’t make sense tbh.
Brisc is trying to explain you that High Sec is the place where you can learn how to deal with the PvP core of this game, by stopping you from taking certain steps.
If fire is just permanently illegal, players never learn a single thing. You allow them to stay ignorant and objectively bad forever.
That might be good business wise, but gameplay wise, that’s atrocious. That’s a whole part of the playerbase that will never be usefull for the rest of the playerbase.
Enjoyement of the game, for us, the players, should come before CCP revenues concern. This is the job of their Marketing department, not ours.
Historically, nothing has ever fixed the declining population rates of any single game to ever exist. As someone who pretend to have “20 years of design behind him”, you should know this, right?
The simple fact that this game is 17 years old and alive is a constant proof that the “declining population rates” is much better than it is in most games, since very few go past the 5 years mark.
Ironically, a lot of those 5 years old game that close their doors use a lot of the techniques you are proposing to, supposedly, “reduce the decline rate”.
Well, as a matter of fact, it never worked. And it most likely never will.