Finally got Internet access at the new place and have setup a instance of Cacti on the Raspberry Pi to monitor network performance. Ping times for Tranquility are coming in around 158 ms, which is acceptable given the 5,351 mile (8,611 km) distance from the US West Coast to the servers in London.
I would love to hear from any other US West Coast people about their gaming experience given this latency.
I was late to the party and purchased a set of racial Marauders after the Rubicon expansion. On a lazy afternoon I found them sitting in a hangar and went to check the current prices and noticed that they did in fact go up quite a bit.
I sold them off and came back with a profit of +713M. Not bad for sitting around collecting dust while I was moving across the country.