This is a simple feature that I think would have more positive effects than some might realize. Let’s step back a moment. Wormholes themselves are a unique feature which allow you to travel great distances very quickly. It’s a powerful tool, as such, it has limitations such as being temporary and needs to be scanned down. Which is fine, and this device won’t fundamentally change that.
It is my contention that many new players and people who aren’t familiar with wormholes don’t utilize them enough. Too many players get frustrated or bored with their current system or region and just quit. Wormholes are usually only scanned by explorers and if your inexperienced, it can be tedious and frustrating especially if your a non-explorer in a non-explorer ship. This new device will create beacons allowing anyone to warp to a WH and check it out. It may or may not be used to move to a new region, but one thing it will definitely do is open the possibility that they can do it themselves.
Imagine a new player who is traveling a system (probably hi-sec) and sees a wormhole beacon one day. He warps to it and investigates and maybe he sees people hauling stuff or moving ships. This will give the new player the idea to do the same thing and may motivate him to find his own wormhole. Or he may just jump through the wh and discover something. Not having to be in a exploration ship or scanning down is huge. It could be dangerous of course and maybe gets blown up, but that’s fine.
Anything that can make it easier for a person to get out of their comfort zone, and go to new areas or helps them get out of hi-sec is a thing we should be encouraging. In it’s own small way, this device will do that. Many people aren’t familiar with scanning or may not waste time finding out what whs are about it. I would contend that had this device existed years ago, EvE could of retained hundreds of extra players because it could of helped to teach people about the power of wormholes.