Does anyone have experience with Low Sec PvE, be it ratting, mining or mission running? If so, how do you feel about it? Is the risk vs reward great enough? I'm not in a 0.0 Corp and the over crowding in Caldari mission space is getting to be too much for me, there for I'm looking for alternatives.
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Many of the CSM candidates, including the eventual CSM5 chair Mynxee, have raised the issue of the risk vs reward imbalance of lowsec ops, especially for low-sec missioning and mining.
From all accounts, mining and missioning in low-sec isn't worth it. Mining is out because mining ships can't tank well and, ironically, nullsec is usually safer due to people actively killing intruders.
Missioning is not worth it because pve fits can't pvp well, and the increased loyalty points don't make up for the loss in efficiency.
Your best bet is to fly to Minmatar space, which is quite sparsely populated, and mission there instead.