I have to immensely disagree with you on this. The main part of this is for the Role Play immersion aspect in the game, something that use to be very big in Eve years ago which was promoted by CCP.
Case in point: The Arek’Jaalan Project
This was a CCP role-play Event that had players gather resources for a Dr. Hilen Tukoss (played by CCP Dropbear) to build ‘Site One’ in Eram system specializing in researching New Eden history and wormholes. Within a few weeks all of the materials were gathered by Capsuleers within the specified time frame and the site was completed. Dr. Tukoss then created a variety of research projects, conducted by Capsuleers, to study various things in Eve such as Talocan relics, Sleeper history, and Rogue Drones.
Many research projects were completed and more projects were getting set up to study other mysteries in Eve when Dr. Tukoss and his contacts basically disappeared and stopped responding to Capsuleers. That resulted in no feedback to confirm or disprove any of the completed research projects and due to that players slowly lost interest in it.
Now when you visit the site, you can actually get the reports from it about the different projects which are tangible items deposited into your cargohold to read.
As for this thread topic, being able to collect Trophies from each of the various Tourists Sites in Eve would definitely provide more incentive for players to visit those sites, not to mention even create competition to see who can collect them all. That in itself would also provide PvP players more content since Landmark Tourist sites are located in all sectors of New Eden.
Seriously bro, you need to lighten up and realize there’s more to this game than just pew pew player ships. Most people play games to be rewarded and adding a Site Trophy with player name and date on it is a nice item to collect, especially for bragging rights. Hell, each Site Trophy could be a unique item only for the player who got it by making it non transferable so it can’t be sold in Market.
I envision them as Holographic Chips with a picture of the site showing in their info box with the description starting out with something like this:
Arek’Jaalan ‘Site One: Antiquus’ Tourist Trophy
Awarded to DeMichael Crimson on 8-22-2017 in Eram System, Security Rating 0.8
The Arek’Jaalan Project, created by Dr. Hilen Tukoss in YC114, was a joint effort with New Eden Capsuleers to build a Research Center for the study of …
Anyway, there’s nothing wrong with adding a bit more role play content to the game pertaining to Eve Lore. Especially when it’s done on a more personal level.