Myself and some friends would like to startup an industrial corp in hisec and ultimately make some isk and have fun doing so.
We like the idea of having a citadel, so we wanted to see how viable it would be having a research based raitaru in hisec, doing research on BPO’s for profit. I will boil down the questions in a list format so there’s some structure here:
1: What are the benefits of having a player owned citadel (Raitaru or athanor) and doing your jobs there instead of doing them at a NPC station?
2: If we also wanted to do ice mining/refinery along with our research, would it be best to have a Raitaru or an Athanor (if hypothetically we could only afford one citadel).
3: Does the system cost index still take into account when performing research or manufacturing jobs?
(if so, then the assumption would be to place your citadel in that system?).
4: What other methods of isk making could we do other than the aforementioned research and ice mining/refining with our new citadel?
5: Are we missing out on staying in hisec instead of having our operations in low or null?