Friday, I took a break from the wormhole to take a trip into lowsec to see if I could find some stuff to do. After losing my interceptor to a cleverly disquised badger II gate trap in Geminate which involved somehow getting one shotted by a battleship that warped in to help the poor badger... I took my pod into lowsec through Oijannin.
Now somehow all the bookmarks I used to have of Geminate are missing and as such whilst warping to the Oijannen gate, I got sucked 70k past the gate with my pod and even though there were 8 people in system I was able to slow boat in my pod to the gate and leave the system. (Clearly someone was asleep at the helm)
So I start looking around to see where I have Ships and where there are some level 4 agents in low sec so I can grind some sec status that way. Well everywhere there is an agent, there are no ships on the market, or if there is a ship on the market there are no fittings for the ship on the market. So with everyone still back in the wormhole I found that there was nothing in empire for me to do, so I purchased a shuttle and headed back out to the wormhole.
Surely some industrious person would realize there was money to be made marking up ships / ship packages in lowsec where there are security agents. Or even at the gatepoints going into 0.0.
The market used to be like this.... Having a negative security rating means I cant to into above .5 and buy a ship, there are quite a few people like me how do they do this, do they all have high security alts that can fly everything that they can? That seems like a waste to me...
Whoever thought up that everyone would be willing to travel to a major trade hub to buy something is not understanding markets in this game, but that is how the market seems to look at the moment, I may just have to start investing in the lowsec missioning hubs and making some isk that way.