(Note: Its one of those days at work where I have to wait hours for files to unzip, copy, execute and my other task is reading a dry 73 page technical document. So yeah, blogging day.)
So Kirith approaches the golden land of milk and honey also known as Minmatar Factional Standing 5.0. With that level reached (another 9 complexes to go!) I'll have the ability to get my corp standing up to 5.0 and then anchor a POS in Minmatar high sec systems of security status 5.
Last time I had a high sec POS I purchased the corp (Razor Technologies) from someone who had the standings himself for 150 million. So in one way I'm saving myself a lot of ISK and I'll have the standings in the future to use again (as long as I don't blow it running missions for Caldari or Amarr). I set up the tower in Gulfonodi last time as that was my home system and it seemed like a nice quiet area.
However there were problems. The factories in Gulfonodi and neighbouring high sec systems Teonusude and Gelfiven were in stations in high demand for office space so rents were in the multiple millions of ISK per month. I found a cheaper solution in a system four jumps away called Gerek but it was in Hiematar region instead of Molden Heath which means I could not remotely manage the factories and the labs at the same time. Not deal breaking but annoying enough to make me consider other options.
The system I want to anchor my new POS in has to meet the following requirements:
1) Security Status of 5 in the Minmatar Republic space;
2) Available moons to anchor at;
3) Station with reasonable office rental fee;
4) If station in system does not have factories, then a nearby system (i.e. within 5 jumps) has a station with reasonable rental fees and within the same region;
5) No more than 10 jumps to Rens.
That cuts down the options considerably. However there are some possibilities and I'm going to check them out with Derranna when I get a chance.