Reading another Industrial thread (which proposed completely OP Tier 3 Industrials), I started thinking what we might be missing. Personally I think on the high-end of Indus we are in a pretty good place. The one thing I would consider to change is how New Players can move their ships, as I remember it to be a soul-eating grind to just move from one area to the other if you don’t yet have the ISK or Skills for any more convenient option.
Creating a T1 Industrial with a decent Ship Maintenance Bay
could make the life of many New Players so much easier and take away some of the unnecessary frustation of doing 40 jumps back and forth for each ship. Something along the lines of up to 300km3 (Level V) would be decent enough to transport up to 2 Cruisers and 2 Frigs in one go - or something like that. You’d still need to bring Battleships one at a time.
Due to the relative small size of their SMB and them not having any Jump Drive, they wouldn’t compete with Suitcase Caps. Since a SMB can only transport assembled ships (and has restrictions to what such a ship can have in its cargohold) they wouldn’t even compete with DSTs. So I’m not sure what kind of downside they’d need to have other than the usual T1 Industrial restrictions.
Good idea, bad idea? Any opinions?