- User-created organizations (Guilds, merchant corporations, security companies, mafias, etc.)
Bitcoin as currency, or readily exchanged for Credits. (Could be miniscule amounts, e.g. 1 credit = 0.0000001 BTC)
Mining materials and a real-time intelligent market that fluctuates on supply, demand, and user participation
Intelligent spawning of materials and enemies and militia based on players' activities, to discourage dispersal
More variations on stations, more activities possible on stations (especially those fitting of the theme of the station)
more people to talk to, the ability to make conversation and deals with other players (possibly through pre-determined scripts to avoid players' crude immature real-time ramblings)
"real estate" for corporations to house offices (currently only 2 spots, merchants and mercenaries guild, but put a few more spaces and allow other user generated corporations to have offices and their location/popularity could drive up rent to the station
Ability of a player to truly be of any faction, including Confed, Militia, Pirate, Retro.
Kilrathi stations, pirated Kilrathi ship vendors, ability to be a lackey/spy for Kilrah. Not easily accessible or even at all attainable for all, but as a rare possibility it's intriguing.
Computer generated storylines that are created by permutations of certain story variables. With only a small amount of story variables, one could create astronomical amounts of different storylines.
Feel free to give feedback or post your own ideas