With my move to low sec, a question I failed to address is what to do with my resource harvesting alt? I actually have three accounts and I alternate the training time between a PI/mining alt and a hauling alt. I just finished a skill plan for my harvesting alt and I'm now concentrating on turning my hauling alt into my favorite type of pilot: cloaky.
The question I now have is what to do with my harvesting alt. It has a nice set of skills for high sec, but probably not so good for low. Looking at the certificates earned (yes, I use certificates) I think I didn't do too badly.
Core Competency - Standard
High-Velocity Helmsman - Standard
Research Manager - Standard
Colony Management - Improved
Planetology - Standard
Resource Harvester - Improved
Ice Specialist - Improved
Amarr Industry - Prospector - Basic
Drone Control - Basic
Combat Drone Control - Standard
Specialist Drone Operator - Basic
Active Shield Tanking - Standard
Passive Shield Tanking - Basic
I included all of the combat related certificates in with mining because those are the skills needed to operate mining barges effectively. And if I had remained I would spend another two months and earn the following certs:
Research Manager - Improved
Planetology - Improved
Resource Harvester - Elite
Ice Specialist - Elite
Passive Shield Tanking - Standard
Amarr Industry - Prospector - Elite
Armor Tanking -Standard
But with my attention on low sec now, I need a pilot that can fly a cloaky hauler with a larger cargo capacity that a Prowler. Ideally I would like to fly a ship capable of moving packaged cruisers around low sec, like a Viator. My hauling pilot is a lot closer to that goal.
So what do I do with my harvesting alt? I stopped doing planetary interaction in high sec because the time spent maintaining colonies was taking away from my fun time. For mining in low sec I don't want to multi-box and Wandering Rose does a much better job. The best use I've come up with is to find either a Caldari or a Amarr corporation in my area of low sec and raise standings enough to get perfect refining in even more stations. I can run mining missions (?!) while I make bookmarks in new low sec systems.