Here is a question I will pose to anyone especially the warp service providers. Please give your opinion, also a reason why you think it does or does not affect warp services. It will be very interesting to see what peoples take on this. I’m also open to debates on this issue, so please feel free to indulge me in an intellectual discussion. As I love debates on controversial issues such as these. And lets us keep it clean with no foul language or false accusation without verifiable proof (i.e. written or video/audio) hearsay does not count as verifiable. So let me set the hypothesis, space now has safe fly zones that wiggles from planet to planet and it takes you say 2x longer to fly from planet to planet in these safe zones. So no running to the potty or AFK flying you will have to helm the controls at all times because if you leave this safe zone you can get shot down by mobs or pirates. And to make it more interesting if you do happen to go in the pvp space while trying to AFK and take damage and are able to enter the safe zone before you get blown up you are safe again. But your damage still remains remember these safe lanes ONLY go from planet SS to planet SS, this means if you are almost dead you will have to enter PVP to get to say Zeus, Erebos, Athena, NYX, Howling Mines, Hermes SS to repair your ship if you chose to do so. Hence this is adding to the risk of getting looted, also have the zones go through some mob spawns that attack when you get to close or attack them and yes mobs do damage in safe zones. So now that we have the hypothetical scenario. !!!!!!LETS GET OUR DISCUSSION ON!!!!!!! Will safe space travel zones affect warp services? My take on this issue is NO. I don’t think it will because a lot of us need to get to other planets now and not in 2 hrs or so. I think players will still use the scheduled warp flights why? Simple a lot of us schedule things we are doing around some services. It’s faster and more productive than just jumping in a quad or sleipnir and putting all over wiggly safe zones that will take us 2+hrs to get from say Arkadia to Calypso (now it takes about 45min in a quad). For example; *NOTE*I will not mention any service names in my scenarios, also this is saying you are taking no sub, no multi pass offers, no annual memberships, no crew memberships nothing just the daily Joe some flight. (Because some service providers variables on pricing are more complicated/complex). I will also use a 30minute stop overs at each planet (note some services only stop at each planet for 10-15 min) and a simple 1[SUP]st[/SUP] grade math which my son has helped me with lol. So this is a Daily flight going to 5 planets no sub or anything else and returning back to your origin say “Arkadia”. So you will be entering the planet 6 times for the day. If you chose to say,”hey that sounds like my service” and chime in then you ousted yourself not me. (Formula we will use it this price per entry X entries=cost+ price of warp for day= total paid) Example 1: In one service you can pay 7 ped to fly to every planet on their scheduled flight plus a 2 ped entry fee if I so chose to do atmosphere entry (which most all service I have flown on have advised against this if you have loot on you). So what you are looking at total if I had to go to every planet is 7ped for the warp and 2 ped for the entry (2x6=12+7=19) which totals 19 ped (provided you visit every planet and return to your original destination) which a full flight. Now one service takes about 2hrs or so to complete its warp to 5 planets and return to its origin say Arkadia. So in essence I spent say just over 2hrs and 30 min and got to visit all planets to collect some items from my storage and the AH. This to me is a great deal saves me time and as all business people know time is money. So would I take a warp flight sure I might cost me in ped but the time I would save is well worth the ped spent. Example 2 Some service providers you will pay 10 ped per planet you visit not for the flight but for the planet and remember we are going to all 5 planets and back to our origin “Arkadia” with no subs blah, blah, blah. So if I do the 1[SUP]st[/SUP] grade math again you will see a totally different price range. What you are looking at total if I had to go to every planet is 10ped for each planet visited (5)and 2 ped for the entry(2x6=12+50=19) which totals 62 ped(provided you visit every planet as we stated we were and return to your original destination) which a full flight. Now we agreed each service would take the same time about 2 1/2 hrs or so to complete its warp to 5 planets and return to its origin say Arkadia. I still think even at this high of a price there is still some who will pay it because of customer/player loyalty. So all in all from the cheapest service provider to the highest warp service provider they both stand to make ped but of course the only difference here is how much profit they are going to reap in. only ship owners know this secret and people they chose to share it with. And yes some will say oooo you have to think about SI this and SI (structural integrity) that. While in the future that might be an issue it is not as of yet, because log off in flight is still active and if you follow the captain/crews instructions you will be 100% safe provided you use the TP system at the SS. Using that as a scenario instead of atmosphere entry just add 30 ped to each calculation. But seriously who will travel to every planet with major loot on them unless they were moving mats to the AH. Say you are putting 1K of ped in ores/emats on each planet. I personally would TP down if I was doing that and yes it will be expensive regardless of the service I use, but look at what I will not lose my 6K of ped in loot. See if I used example 1 it would cost me 49 ped total(7x6=42+7=49) which is only .00815% of my loot so I don’t lose too much on my mu which is a great deal and saves me from losing my 6K ped. In example 2 it would cost me 92 ped total (7x6=42+50=92) which is 1.33% of my total loot see the difference. Either way you will save ped from not getting looted but depending up on how much you carry will depend if the cost spent would justify the cost paid for the flight. So in closing installing long wiggly safe zone will not hurt your business but yet possibly increase it. And some services know they are charging too much or too little it all. Comes down to what you want your profit at. As a crafter I travel all the time to get the best price for my ped but if I save only 2 ped in getting it from calypso and I’m on arkadia it would be stupid for me to go to calypso because it will cost me 4ped to fly myself plus oil so I would be losing ped in the deal but if I saved say 100-200ped it would be worth it to get a warp or maybe even a vip. So space service will survive it if they put safe lanes in space. What say you professional service providers?