In order to get better standings with Caldari Navy so I can run my own level four missions if corp members are not around without heading back to Minmatar space, I've been forced to run level two missions. And rather than buying a whole new ship to do so, I've been doing them in my rigged out tech 2 battle ship.
While the Eve crowd gets up off the floor, let me explain to anyone who might be reading this what that means (waves at Karthis).
There are five levels of missions (read: quests) in Eve that you get assigned to you from agents belonging to big NPC corporations. Each agent offers missions of one level and you can only talk to agents if the NPC corporation likes you enough (aka have standings with that corporation). In order to get to the agents that offer higher level missions, you need to accept and complete lower level missions to get improved standings.
Level one agents are generally available to everyone except enemies of its corporation and level one missions are designed for newbies flying basic frigates. Level two missions are designed for players that have been around a bit longer and fly cruisers. Level three for the experienced pilots in battlecruisers, and level fours are for veterans in battleships. Level 5 missions are designed as group activities by many veterans in powerful ships.
So to say I'm running level two missions in a rigged-out tech 2 battleship is like saying a level 60 WoW character is doing quests designed to be accomplished by a level 15 character. Its overkill in the extreme. But hey, we do what we have to.
I figure I need about 5-10 more missions and I'll get access to the level 3 agent I'm aiming for. Probably take the rest of this week or so, depending on if I get to join in level fours with my friends.