I am hoping to get myself into either manufacturing or invention.
I have been lead to believe that unless I have pretty much perfect blueprints and skills, I don't be getting very far with manufacturing.
I also know that highsec empire research slots and the like are jam packed
It seems that in order to take part in indy or invention, one needs a pos.
I'm a little worried about how long it will take me to get a POS up and running. I also don't like the idea of having to deal with things associated with a POS like fuel, wardecs, standings requirements etc etc etc.
How likely is it that I will succeed in manufacturing or invention without having a POS? By success I mean make a profit within a couple of months.
Some more questions:
I keep hearing that available slots are only to be found in lowsec. Is there any way to find out if slots are available in a system without actually flying out there?
If having a POS is necessary, is there any recommended route for getting one up and running asap? Isk isn't a problem.
Any other suggestions?