So ratting in Lowsec has proven to be a decent bit of isk with an indecent amount of risk. The new tags are highly lucrative. I’m dropping off about 100 mill for a couple hours of work as I type this. It is definitely not for the faint of heart. You HAVE to go into lowsec, the rats you fight against are quite tough, and the toughest of them not only take a while to kill but tackle you and do quite respectable damage on their own. While you are in lowsec. That’s a fun thought.
It offers plenty of opportunities. If you know what you are doing and build the right ship you can make a great amount of isk pretty fast. It also offers new life to what I like to call Proxy mining. You can tool around for long hours, hunting these rats, killing them, or you can find something suitably cloaky, find an area where OTHER people hunt rats, wait till they are well and truly engaged (ideally with something that tackles them itself) and wallop them. Thus you can avoid the hazard of killing rats, and go straight to collecting the tags from some poor sap who probably isn’t quite up to handling the rat AND you.
This method of money making doesn’t have a ton of appeal, but it is fun. It leads to a fair amount of cash, as well as some chances at a fight. It’s actually amazingly good at repairing your sec status as the rats themselves offer a HUGE boost to sec. It also encourages people to seek out new space. The best places to do this kind of ratting are nearly deserted, as you will be trolling asteroid belts anyone can head to. Many of the rats can be killed by a straight forward Cruiser or BC, The toughest ones will require something a little beefier to kill. Personally I like my pilgrim for where I rat. Being cloaky helps a lot, being tough helps a lot. Being something people generally don’t want to catch too bad helps too.
Fly dangerous, score kills.