Hello Fellow Pilots,
The following suggestion is to help diversify the market in eve, namely, from the market powerhouse of 735 trillion isk a month in jita(forge). It would be great if we can break up the economy to distribute the trade a little more, especially in capital systems (like Rens, Amarr, Jita, etc.).
What we can do to help distribute the trade in eve is make it less worth the time to travel specifically to jita, by validating nearer locations.
A tax can be assigned to each system for the number of orders it exceeds, as the value increases from 100% of the orders, at 150% of the order value the tax increases, and again at 200%. To give an example of the order cap, we will set it at 100 for the purpose of this discussion which can be set by the development team as metrics (data) shows. So if the system has <= 100, then its free of this tax, if it has <= 150, it will increase to standard tax rate, if its <= 200, it will be double, and so forth.
These tax values can be set something like the way corp officers work with the amount of trade, increases the amount of tax ultimately making a loss if you choose to post an item less then the value.
As the system progresses, if the region itself has to many systems over tax, the region itself will gain a region wide tax, effecting all systems in that region. this mechanic will prevent people from for example, selling 1 jump out of jita, forcing them to distribute their trade in another region all together.
In addition to the above, we can label specific capital systems as such “capital systems” which will have a higher then normal cap allowing for more trade to be conducted in these systems with out reaching the trade tax increase rate.
This will give people a general “go to location” for trade, and with time and the new tax system will be the center of trade for a few jumps around that location.
In addition to this, it also helps distribute the trade putting the high sec gankers on their toes to find people rather then capping the usual 2-3 places in high sec. Lastly, and probably the biggest benefit to the trade based players is more looking for those chances to buy high and sell low, rather then the forced rates that are applied by the 735 trillion isk power house we know as jita.
Join me in this fellow players and lets put trade back into all of high sec.