Posted - 2008.04.17 14:55:00 - [1
Trade NPC convoys that auto-generate once a trade agreement/pact has been settled upon bwetween neighboring alliances. These convoys would slow boat between designated stations (a mutually agreed trade route) once daily generating trade isk or mins for both alliances, however if ambushed by pirates would cost both alliances isk and keep the daily trade isk trade from occuring as a result of lost NPC convoy ships. When a convoy comes under attack a DED mail would be sent.
Trade Agreements/Pacts would strengthen the bond between alliances and would also require alliances to patrol their own space or escort the convoys... would also be fun ambushing convoys and defending them as you could be guaranteed a fight.