This is kinda longish post, but I hope you have time to read it.
First of all I would like to apologize my english skills. Hopefully you get the main idea, what i am suggesting even my writing is not perfect.
I am a pirate, all the way. I live in lowsec and ransom and loot. Even I love to be a pirate and it is the only way for me to play,
There are many not so great things about being pirate in EVE.
1. Gateguns and stationguns are racists
2. In many cases You need to have carebear alt to make your money
3. You need a hauling alt to bring ships and modules to lowsec from tradehubs
Basicly, it is pretty much impossible to play only as pirate in low sec, since you are toast if you enter systems over 0.5.
So, I am making a suggestions conserning about giving a little love for flashy people. There are so many things you cant do in EVE as outlaw,
and you dont really gain anything by lowering your security status under -5.0. There is nothing for the pirates at the moment that is specially made for them. Even the pirate faction epic arcs are located deep behind 0.0 alliance areas. (Even though I loved doing them.)
Suggestion 1: (I think this would be really welcome and cool feature)
Special "stations" in lowsec, these could be called pirate havens or something. These stations would be only for outlaw players.
They are run by local pirate factions and they would contain missions and maybe you could get your hands in contraband items in these stations.
So if you want to do missions for pirates, you have to go to 0.0 OR be an outlaw in low sec. People over -5.0 secstatus would not be able to dock or would even get shot by guns.. Or they would not be able to see those havens at all. Maybe they could be found by probing or something and bookmarked after that. (Missions also could be more piratish missions if possible, like go kill a random carebear and bring me his frozen corpse.)
It would really be the way, that if you are an outlaw and flashy pirate, you are actually living in the pirate world in EVE, also in the NPC point of view. Now you are not in the right side of law, nor friends with local pirates. Maybe entering these havens would also need some kind of standing for the pirate faction.
Suggestion 2: (no so sure about this)
Because of so many griefers and unhonorable wannabe pirates, people are not so happy with paying ransoms. They think that you are going to kill em anyway.
Maybe somekind of feature could be added that gives you ability to make ransom request and if the person is paying, he gets ~30sec immunity, so he is able to run. Griefers wouldnt like it, but that would help my profession a lot. People would know, that if they pay, they will get to run away. Not that sure, how it would work against fleets.
So, pirate player needs an alt to get stuff to lowsec. How about making new kind of contract system, that allows highsec players to buy stuff for pirates and they would get (for examble) 10% of the items prize that they deliver. There would be smugglershubs in boarder systems of lowsec. You take the contract which some pirate has made in pirate haven (suggestion 1) and buy that stuff from "jita". Pirate could make highest prize limit or something for the items.
Taking this stuff out from station, would be contraband!!! Same way as contraband system that you were talking about in fanfest
(players can scan you and mark you FFA target if your ship has contraband).
If the guy gets to smugglerhub near lowsec he puts the stuff in hangar and send it to the pirate to lowsec pirate haven...
And profits extra 10% of the value he bought it.
This way the players smuggling goods would not have to go some 0.0 system 1000000 jumps as it is atm with courier contracts, but still, there would be a risk.
This would open whole new way of making money in EVE... being a smuggler.
Thanks for reading =)