The interesting thing, the new connections are a straight copy-paste of the warzone geography suggestions that Pinky made to Fozzie back in September. Where CSM7 dropped the ball all summer, Pinky took the bull by the horns, communicating directly with Fozzie. Fozzie saw the need and convinced his bosses that the geography needed attention sooner rather than later.
Pinky Feldman and CCP Fozzie, they get shit done.
Broadening the warzone will have nothing but beneficial effects for the Amarr. Finally, for those that care about warzone control, Metropolis is finally open to assault. These changes might actually convert a few people who could care less into people that could care a lot about warzone sovereignty.
As an example, Siseide to Kurniainan. Seven jumps in either of two directions now. One path through Metropolis, the other through Devoid. The new connections create so many more opportunities for roaming.
Kudos, Pinky Feldman. Kudos, CCP Fozzie. Good work and high-fives all-around.