Since we know that CCP is probably baking some Small size Citadels/player Forward operating bases for next year, I’d like to start a topic that would gather our suggestions for these things.
The main question is “What would you like to have, utilizing Small size Citadels?”
And here are some of my suggestions:
Small size citadels, for rapid reployment, for small scale sieges, item storage, limited count for docking ships (subcapital), plus tethering outside, weaponized structures, maybe using battleship size weapons with extra range, or larger weapons but limited.
They should not decay when not in use, but should be able to be removed easily, or even captured via a hack, when abandoned.
Able to be deployed close to each other, but not too close to cause clutter.
Small scale Listening Posts, similar to Observatories (concepts that were shown at Fanfest), able to gather solar system activity data - combat, probe scanning activities, trade orders, number of ships detected (with info on ship type) within limited scan range in the system, local pilots presence, anomalies and so on. Of course these small listening posts would have less capabilities than the Observatories.
Option for these listening posts to be less detectable - not showing on D-scan, able to be probed, but also able to have full cloak under some special conditions.
Small scale Industry, Research, Invention and Reactions laboratories: with limited docking access, storage for items and blueprints. Not as capable as current platforms in terms of bonuses, but easy to deploy, cheap to maintain and easy to unanchor, when needed.
Should have half of the job slot capabilites, compared to existing structures, also with a limit on pilots, that use them at the same time.
All of the suggested structures should not be visible on overview and sensor overlay, unless they are public.
I don’t have a very clear vision on these structures, so these are just broad suggestions.
So what do you guys think? What kinds of Small Citadels would you like to have?