@Erethond: I didn’t need the faction standings. I already have 9.1 standings with Amarr. Also, I ran a storyline mission about 1 hour after and receive a 9% increase in standings anyway, so I don’t consider that much of a benefit. The gameplay was in fact awful: Warping a Golem 7 jumps here, 9 jumps there, etc etc was pretty obnoxious and time consuming. Any additional isk I earned I could have easily matched with a few hours of running an astero around in null.
@DeMichael_Crimson: I took both of my characters with me. I set up PI to continue for the 3 days, but the launch pads filled up while I was gone. I would have had to set up jump clones in citadels to alleviate that problem. That seems more trouble than it is worth.
50 million from level IV missions isn’t hard to do in the same amount of play time as I put into the Epic Arc for each day.
‘If you don’t have anything positive to say, then don’t say anything at all’.
Pot, meet kettle.
A warning to anyone attempting the Amarr Epic Arc in the future - it takes you through Retaka and Palas repeatedly in your expensive ship. Those systems are regularly gatecamped by suicide squads. You’ll want to scout those gates ahead before you jump through, or do the missions during off-peak times.