I was lowering my IQ earlier today reading the Eve Online forums when I noticed a question from Cpt Buckshot.
“So why can missiles fly through asteroids”
What an interesting idea if structures in space provided cover from weapons fire? Keep it simple, ignore other players and most objects, but allow you to use asteroids or stations to hide behind or fly around to mitigate damage.
I don’t imagine it would be easy to do, but you already collide with such objects in space so the client is aware of them.
It probably makes it easier for people to escape death, so might not be liked from that point of view. You would want to allow EW to bend around the objects, but lasers and projectiles are blocked in line of sight, and missiles would be blocked depending on their spread / trajectory. It does make drones more powerful though.
Anyway, probably lots of holes in the idea, but it stood out to me.