I linked to this below, but it warrants repeating. The official video of the Keynote at 2015 EVE Vegas is available here:
It is just under an hour long and is worth watching. CCP did a pretty good job of giving an overall summary and context to the next EVE expansion.
34 minutes in, Torfi Frans Olafsson (the EVE Universe Creative Director) remarked on how awesome he thought the direction was that EVE took with these changes. They follow the core design philosophy of player driven emergent gameplay, with totally unknown outcomes for both the players and the developers.
I’m not so sure the outcome is unknown. There are still only a very small number of groups in the game that can reliably defend their citadels from the likes of PL.
I foresee a version of the Wildebeest migrations in Africa, feeding Lions and Crocodiles. I suspect the only protection most Carebears can hope for is that there are so many of these anchored that the carnivores simply can’t gorge themselves on an appreciably high enough percentage of them.
I hope I’m wrong.
It was also somewhat expensive to watch – I ended up putting in an order in for a hardcopy of Andrew Groen’s Empire’s of EVE book.