Right now Eve Online misses one key feature that is present in almost all mmo rpg games – regular organized PvP via battlegrounds. So my suggestion for developers is to add this feature, ie add regular 24/7 battlegrounds 10 vs 10 players (or even 50 vs 50 in future). Queue will gather players wanted to play PvP with their current ships, split players in 2 teams evenly by class ships and then allow them to fight each other within single star system until one of the teams loose all their ships or key point captured.
-There can be green, yellow and red level option for battle grounds, which any player can select before entering bg queue. In case of green level his ship will be refunded 100% with hull and modules undamaged after battle, but reward from bg will be smallest one. Yellow level – damaged ship will be returned but reward is higher. Red – no ship refund if it is killed in battle, highest reward.
-Reward from bg can be small (in minutes) boost in current learning queue, credits, resources, modules, lp.
I think battleground feature is rather easy to develop and it will bring many new players (or old ones like me) to the game, cause currently PvP in Eve Online is not good, I mean u need to scout systems during days to get your mass pvp and in almost all cases it will not be balanced and contain no fun for the fighters, because it is not actually fun to kill 1-2 with the team of 10. While battleground pvp will not be 100% balanced but it will be much more fair, fun and balanced. And you’ll need to wait only minutes for PvP, not days.