Browsing through the Dev Blogs, it seems the following is what we're getting in the new expansion: Rework of tech 1 loot dropping from NPCs, so as to make mining the main source of minerals again, and to allow them to increase in value.Inusrance is being changed, insurance payout will be tied to ship market value. They're also fixing the Tech 2/Tech 3 insurance problem of getting pittance for an expensive ship. Supercapitals are also being nerfed so instead of a 40% payout, they'll get between 1 and 10%.Deep space safe spots are being nerfed. Any items still outside 10AU of a system will be destroyed when the new expansion is launched.Planetary interaction - this feature intends to allow another industrial funding stream to players. To cut a long process short, this will be done by placing devices on a planet, which are used to gather resources.
Also, Standings changes - A load of changes being made, to make standings easier to manage and more useful.An in game calendar - personal and corp/alliance event tracking and planning.EVE Gate (previously 'COSMOS' and 'New Eden' - this will be a web frontend for accessing game functions.
So, sounds like it could be fun!
Have only logged in to skill change the last 3 months or so due to FF XIII, Bioshock 2 etc...
Logged on yesterday to find out were in about 8 wars lol.