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Courier Contract discussion

Kingkev4555 Solette
Fastest Transport
#1 - 2017-03-20 15:15:31 UTC
Since the release of player owned citadels there has been a problem with the mechanic of courier contracts. This problem is that a person can scam you out of isk without there being anything you can do about it. This happens by the player creating a contract from a NPC station to a player owned citadel and once accepted they simply lock the station to where no one can enter it. This mechanic needs to be updated for Citadels so players are not losing so much isk. I know of at least 10 players that have quit the game entirely because of the loss of big isk. All that i am proposing is that CCP put a delivery docking system in so that players delivering stuff to player owned citadels can still deliver the stuff. All that this docking system needs to allow is for players to dock and empty their ships into a delivery bay. I understand that not every station wants people docking and using their services, so the delivery bay could just be that. You would not be allowed to use services at the station just dock and drop off. This could also be used for picking up contracts as well. If something in that bay is assigned to you, only you can see it and only you can pick it up. Same goes with the people receiving the goods. This needs to be put in every citadel so no more scamming goes on. Billions upon billions of isk are lost everyday due to this mechanic. I think its just something that was not thought of when making citadels and we need to raise CCP's attention. This would also allow for players that have been kicked from their corp to receive their stuff that is in a station because it being locked up the goods are pretty much lost from the market no one can get to them. I pretty sure that are billions of items that are locked this way and if CCP wants to keep the market healthy without having to create stuff every so often this will save a lot of the stuff. One thing they could do is make it so you have to request your stuff from either CCP or the station owner to get it back and pay to get it. This could work like insurance for your stuff. You insure your stuff in a citadel by paying the owner of the citadel a price set by the owner and if you get locked out or the corp no longer plays you can request the insurance release your stuff to the delivery bay as a form of payout.

Thanks for reading
Old Pervert
Caldari State
#2 - 2017-03-20 15:54:57 UTC
They're already looking into solutions for this, IIRC.

On a slightly off-note, your post reminds me of a brick tanked ship. Using multiple paragraphs to separate things will make reading it easier, which in turn means fewer people will TLDR it.
Universal Sanitation Corporation
#3 - 2017-03-20 16:04:45 UTC
I don't even think docking is needed.

Just a container (like a permanent jet-can) for you to deliver items into would work. You could still be vulnerable in space... but you'd have the CHANCE to deliver the cargo.
Kangar Roo
Center for Advanced Studies
Gallente Federation
#4 - 2017-03-20 16:57:38 UTC
How about just right clicking the citadel, and getting a "deliver contract" option like a "fleet hanger." If the package is deliverable there, when it is dropped it, it gets delivered.