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"Proposal" Shipping Access

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YoSing Tong Mo
Shadowed Command
Tactical Narcotics Team
#1 - 2014-06-01 20:52:13 UTC
Just a thought. I would like to see Eve manufacturers and merchants given access to Eve convoy transport system. This will do a few things.

1. It will give an outlet for excess isk in the game.

2. A more secured shipping for Eve Merchants and Manufactures.

3. Another target for Eve pirates.

4. Help players move to system when they have large amounts of property.

5. Get low and null security sectors markets better equipt.

6. Open up low and null security sectors to traders and manufacturers.

7. Did I say give pirates a lucrative target if they can take it down.

8. More insurance could be sold to players for their property to be shipped.

The possibilities are limitless on what the game designers could come up with. This was just a quick list.
Malcanis
Vanishing Point.
The Initiative.
#2 - 2014-06-01 20:57:44 UTC
Good idea, already exists. They're called RedFrog

"Just remember later that I warned against any change to jump ranges or fatigue. You earned whats coming."

Grath Telkin, 11.10.2016

Lykouleon
Noble Sentiments
Second Empire.
#3 - 2014-06-02 00:25:43 UTC
Putting trade and marketing in the hands of NPCs was gotten rid of years ago.

Viva la player-driven economy.

Lykouleon > CYNO ME CLOSER so I can hit them with my sword

Nariya Kentaya
Ministry of War
Amarr Empire
#4 - 2014-06-02 01:44:14 UTC
Lykouleon wrote:
Putting trade and marketing in the hands of NPCs was gotten rid of years ago.

Viva la player-driven economy.

Hell, if CCP's long term goals turn out to be more fleshed out than Incarna was, even the gates you use to get to the systems will be taken out of NPC hands (at least in null, and perhaps on a FW leadership basis in lowsec)
Jint Hikaru
OffWorld Exploration Inc
#5 - 2014-06-04 08:46:42 UTC
Transport of goods is a player career.

Sorry but there is no need to turn this over to NPCs.

Jint Hikaru - Miner / Salvager / Explorer / SpaceBum In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.

Adunh Slavy
#6 - 2014-06-08 20:54:44 UTC
While I agree that the transport industry in Eve needs some help, most certainly for less than RedFrog sized jobs, this activity should be done by players.

Some of the reasons it is not, margins are already very narrow for many goods, anyone can get into an industrial for relatively little cost, collateral risk is high for the players who would be most attracted to relatively low effort, low sp and consequently low reward game play.

Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.  - William Pitt