So occasionally I like to take a break from organising 'content' for other people and looking to blow stuff up and kick back on my own for a few days to make some ISK and prevent burnout (them spaceships don't pay for themselves).
In the past I have done solo WH ops (find system with 50+ combat sites, take orca home + T3 and clear it out) and exploration roams, mainly around Vale/Gem for guristas mag/radar and 6/10's. I have dabbled in Caldari lowsec roaming too which can be quite profitable for 4/10, 5/10 and 6/10 content DED sites.
Since I have heard good things about nullsec missions (steady 100mil/hour, not sure if that includes LP or not) from former corpmates and since I live in a WH 90% of the time it would be nice to have a break from scanning every day. I know incursions pay better probably but I actually like to fly on my own occasionally without relying on others to get their shit together to get started.
Can anyone point me to a good guide to running missions (specifically) in nullsec?
Survival shouldnít be an issue, Iím well aware of the mechanics of nullsec, I intend to deploy with my carrier containing Tengu + Legion and a few pvp ships for when the mood takes me, cov ops, cloaky hauler etc.
My main questions are:
1) Since Venal and GW have only a handful of stations Iím guessing finding a nice quiet spot to mission when you donít have blues is hard so Iím writing them off as options. Same goes for Fountain and Geminate. This leaves curse, stain or syndicate. Since every alliance planning on capitalising on the DRFís demise is camped out in curse I guess that leaves stain or syndicate Ė what are the pros and cons of both regions? Any particular nice spots that a solo mission runner would be ignored/not hassled to death?
2) I want to be able to move around highsec as the wind takes me. What worries me is that running level 4ís for some time for any pirate faction will tank my empire standings. Is there way around this? Is there a faction which is better than another for not loosing empire standings?
3) ISK. How much more ISK than running level 4ís in highsec do you get? Double? Tripple? I want to know if itís worth my time. 100mil/hour sounds OK but I have no idea how that compares to highsec since itís been years since I ran missions anywhere.
4) Are the missions any harder in null? I plan on using a Tengu to run them, will I get away with a standard T2 fit or will it need pimping?
Any advice gratefully appreciated.