The faction warfare update has been pretty awesome and very successful. Once the faction warfare update is complete my suggestion for the next update is a major industry update. I have 2 major features I would like to see implemented into EVE.
- Automated Transports. How can we possibly be living in the space age Galaxy across multiple planets without some form of automated transport ?!?!?!
How about an automated transport skill that goes up to 5. One transport for each skill level.
There are 3 transport sizes you can buy, small, medium and large with pre-set shields, armor and transport size. They will not be customizable. You will not be able to change their name, they will have a set “Automated Transport” name so everyone clearly knows what they are.
There will need to be blueprints made for them to be built and they would be sold at markets per usual.
Once you have the skills trained up and you buy one of these you have a separate window that comes up with a waypoint and transport system. You can automatically tell these ships to go to any station or customs office for pickup of items and transportation.
Let’s say there is a limit of 10 waypoints per ship. You can tell the ship go to this station and pickup X number of ammo, however if there is more ammo then can fit in the ship, then the ship will simply automatically go back and forth between the pickup location and destination until all the ammo is delivered or the automated transport is destroyed.
Now the downside of using automated transports is that they are easy targets, they’ll function on autopilot. So it will be easy for gankers to hit these. I doubt they’ll ever be used in low sec or null sec but very popular in high sec. If a ganker hits one of these, CONCORD will show up to defend the ship and the ganker does lose security status. However, there is no Capsule pod since there is no pilot in these. I could easily imagine very high trafficked gateways with hundreds of automated ships going through Jita, then some ganker teams attack and you’ve got dozens of destroyed ships with loot everywhere.
It will give high-sec more of a realistic feel of being a highly populated space galaxy world. I would imagine in a high technology world like this, we would have much larger volumes of transport traffic then what we see now busily buzzing back and forth through the gates. It would also make it difficult for gankers to hit specific targets because of so much traffic. There would need to be a separate type for automated transports so they can be placed in a separate overview window otherwise they will take over the overview screen.
- PI Upgrades - Augmentations
There needs to be some major update to Planetary Industry. It’s such a great system but it’s lacking something to make it more valuable and usable. Other players can feel free to add in their own ideas for upgrades to the PI system but I’m thinking there should be some kind of research station skill / upgrade.
Research Station - Skill - 5 levels
Once you get this skill you can build a research station, you have actual people in that research station, so it’s like a small building on the planet. You feed the station whatever materials you have on the planet and it creates some kind of augmentation modules. Perhaps you send down modules such as sensors, ammo, weapons or anything and then you can get a minor small upgrade to them, similar to the mutaplasmid mutations. There would be a random chance you get an upgrade and every time they succeed in getting an upgrade it raises their skill level so they have higher chances of getting different upgrades. Once you get high enough skills you’ll always get a least a minimum upgrade.
Hopefully the EVE dev team continues to expand the world and they also get server upgrades. I realize this is a rare MMO where everyone is on ONE server, rather than multiple servers. What is the maximum number of players this ONE server can hold and how about upgrading that? Thanks for making a good game.
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