Since it is slightly lacking in appeal currently.
Absolutely minimal work that needs to be done is to add all the regular hub amenities. Shipyard, dabo tables, contraband kitty, the whole nine yards. And please please please with cherry on top make sure 'all' those interact buttons are instant and NOT limited to one player only. (sidenote a 'lot' of the old kdf hub amenities deserve that treatment too. nothing says geko hates you very much like that shiny three second waiting time opening bank, or exchange, or mail when you are kdf)
Once that is done we still have the problem of accessibility. With all the stuff we already have taking up our precious inventory space some gadget to transport your captain right there should be possible.
Now the various brainfarts I came up with to make it a choice to hang around.
- A hall pass for non-lifers. Pay 500k dili with your lifer, give it to your non-lifer friend for a two hour hall pass to the captains table. Once the time runs out he gets removed.
- A tailor with all those annoying costume limitations removed.
- Exchange with a 50 item cap instead of the usual 40.
- Remember those old veteran bridge officers some of us got back in the day when dilithium was introduced as a currency? Recruit more of them for 2m dilithium each.
- A doff store where you can exchange unique doffs from one faction to another. (Unique as in Graga Mal for example. Not the regular run of the mill doffs). Maybe even allow the old super rares to 'actually' become ultra rare quality for real. I am looking at you Kel the Retributor!
- A way to sort our doff bag manually again. Because OCD.
- An easier way to see which ASSCARDS you have not claimed yet without having to go through half a dozen different windows. Maybe even claim them that way.
- An easier way to see which shiptraits you have not earned yet. Because the only thing worse than going through hundred ships to see if you have its admiralty card is to see if you have the trait unlocked.
- An option to 'buy out' ship traits you already unlocked on another character for like 10m EC each because you simply cannot stand to drive that horrible ship again. (Obviously only for account earned ships)
- A GPL slot machine where you can win the various non combat vanity pets and other vanity items (all account bound so whoever at cryptic is insisting those have to stay lobi only doesn't have a seizure).
- Access to your various fleet holding stores without actually having to go there. Or with a twist increase access levels to your armadas alpha fleet if your own fleet has not earned those yet (SLACKERS).
Ceterum censeo Otha supplendum in praemiis.