The gap is huge, from 4 million isk right up to 3 billion ISK with not much in-between.
Most players could use an Obelisk instead of the next tier down.
There needs to be increased cargo capacity in the way of scalable Modules that could be added to a ship as towable cargo containers that lock, but with better increases in capacity, let the space truckers pull more cargo with additional cargo containers that could be towed behind the ship, the risk is higher but the rewards would be too.
Just like on the roads, the semis can have 1, 2 or more depending upon local regs of the country, in Australia they have up to 6!!
Towable cargo containers to allow the lower class shippers to haul between systems, please.
Also, how exactly would your scalable modules work? As it stands right now, you have to chose between tank and cargo cap. So, depending on how it would work, people could have both with no trade-offs -which I don’t like. On the other hand, if they simply allow freighters to become even bigger loot pinatas, then I’m for it.
Think space truckers, but with unlimited scalability based upon tonnage, so it’s possible to make space trains, and yeah the ganks could be enormous, like epic.
Towing in space would be easy, hyperspace maybe notsomuch, but I’m sure for the right price the trips could be feasable.
You can move a lot in zero-g’s with just the power of your hand, with all this special engine and power sources, a simple hook would be sufficient you just couldn’t go as fast the more you put on. The wrecks could be massive too.
In High Sec Concord won’t let you protect, that’s their job. In low sec you earn a sec status punch if you help, I think. It would be cool if there was a formal convoy defense mechanism allowing you to defend the haulers.