With all the talk of suicide ganking and griefing in high sec on the forums these days, I was thinking of possible solutions that would raise the barrier to entry without removing it altogether or increasing the punishment.
My idea is to move attack battlecruisers to the tier 2 skill level. While this won’t drastically impact a large portion of the player-base, it will prevent people from creating infinite alpha accounts to use in ganking and griefing. I realize destroyers are also popularly used as they’re cheap and have much greater dps potential than a frigate, but using destroyers for ganking requires a much larger fleet than using ABC. This move would also make logical sense, as ABC have greater/specialized potential than a regular BC since they can use large weaponry. There would have to be a balance pass on ABC of course to make them in line with other tier 2 ships, and their cost would have to be increased as well which would increase the cost of suicide ganking.
Here’s an example of an attack BC suicide gank.