Good to see that we are thinking along the same lines. That doesn’t happen often on these forums All we can do is not present “ideas” to ccp, but ask them to consider the right questions. They have plenty of grey mass and creativity to tackle the problems.
There’s only one element where I do differ in opinion, to a degree:
0.0 groups already do what you say in the quoted part. And it already takes a lot of time to move the biggest stuff across regions, not to mention the risk involved. Should they be able to deploy anywhere, anytime and anything in their own home region ? Of course.
Sure, the HACs and the kikis get anywhere on the map fast, but they do so only for tactical purposes. In that sense the bridging in is nothing but a tactical element of surprise and convenience to get to the content. That type of power projection does not even decide major conflicts. Only supers and titans can decide those because everything in nullsec is designed with their existence in mind. That’s why you won’t see an end to the “conflict” in the north any time soon (re current economy / risk avoidance) and, for that matter, neither in the TTC & Co hisec conflict. Those weapon platforms are either not risked or not deployable, which affects the quality of the conflicts themselves. Not a good thing.
Then, as to the decade+ old question of renter space, of big groups dominating smaller groups, it’s not even a question of supers etc. The largest group can field the most guns, and will often have the better meta that they themselves have researched, trained, and experimented with. More people simply equals more possibilities and avenues. Even if it requires them to deploy slowly, eventually they will roflstomp a small group into the ground. I think we both agree on possible solutions there (tie sov to sov holder activity and indeed make the interesting weapons available to the smaller groups). Disclaimer: I wouldn’t dream of suggesting any of these solutions in the real world, lol. Here we want the conflict. in the real world not so much.
Back to goo mining, maybe in a month or four I’ll finish a dread (single account, never outgrew what a buddy of mine recently called child’s play)
Anyway, thanks for the exchange !!