Figured this was about the right spot, please move if it isn't.
This came because of a though spawned by the what is your quest thread. And I've never really found a good one elsewhere. So, I'm not looking for a guide to surviving in null sec, or living in it. What I am looking for is a guide or a plan of what it takes for a corp or alliance to move out to null sec, claim a system, and keep it. So, for the null sec dwellers among you, basically:
How many people do you need? Do I need a lot more if I'm holding two systems rather than one, or could I hold ten systems with the same amount as one system roughly?
What type of people do you need? I assume PvPers, and industry, but what is a good mix? Any special people or types one should look for?
Should you do moon mining? Assuming you have a low class moon, is it worth it? What other limits, if any, are there?
What is a good level of defence to hold a system? Are supercapitals mandatory? Is "renting" from one of the larger allinaces or groups a good idea or mandatory? Should one expect to get smashed even in a "bad" system?
For for the RP stuff. Has there ever been an RP corp or alliance that has made a point of taking a system and running it as a brand new government? Given PI, Incarna, and in the future, Dust 514, is there anything that really prevents a group from taking this kind of stance IC or OOC?
Anyway, thanks in advance.