|ISK buyer tears|
Really, folks in high sec, don't expect much sympathy from someone in low sec. High sec industrialists will have access to teams, which should give them an advantage over a casual low sec manufacturer like myself. The only advantage I'll have over the high sec industrialist is their belief that low sec players are just in the game for them to exploit, which should still allow a member of the Cult of Reasonable Prices to operate in low sec markets.
Well, that and the fact I'm willing to bust through a gate camp or two. Just remember, high sec industrialists. Forget anything I've written about PvP in low sec declining. Listen to people like Niden and FunkyBacon. That post Rixx made about his video card dying? IT'S A TRAP!!! If you jump into low sec, you will die. Niden, Funky, and Rixx are waiting for you on the other side of that gate. If they aren't, then someone from one of their alliances is. Better to just not come into low sec at all.
All right, that last paragraph was a little over the top. But I think I made my point. I and low sec carebears like me have to evade and escape from people like Niden, Funky, and Rixx in order to operate. That right there limits my effectiveness compared to the high sec industrialist. Teams and having CONCORD protect high sec POS just add to the attraction of operating in high sec.
I seriously considered moving back to high sec. Quite frankly, with the changes coming tomorrow, staying in low sec is pretty stupid. But a low sec base is more convenient for my faction ammunition business. Most of the cost of that is the time I take acquiring loyalty points, not manufacturing.
With all of the tears flowing from high sec, I figure I'll do something really stupid. That's right, I'm going to double-down on low. Can a casual industrialist not only survive, but thrive, in low sec operating against the high sec industrialists and all of the advantages they'll enjoy once Crius goes live. The only way to really know is to try, right?