I noticed since a week ago that there are some changes in the derived standings received when doing storyline missions.
For example, the lvl4 mission Materials For War Preparation given by Iwaya Naukko for Serpentis Inquest corporation was giving negative derived standing for Gallente and Minmatar factions. This was like this since forever.
Now the negative derived standings is received for Amarr, Caldari and Concord Assembly also.
Did CCP mentioned this changes? Or this is a bug?
Furthermore, the amount of faction standings gained is half what it used to be. It was +0.269 and now is +0.129. This is a significant change.
This is unrelated to the patch notes which only talks about standings relationships between factions. It could be a display issue, or that social skills are not applied, or something else. It also affects all other standing gains and losses.
The derived faction standing is the impact on other standing that you get when gaining a faction standing change. When you get a faction standing change except epics, you also gain a non-derivable faction gain on other factions, depending on the relation between the faction you gaine standing for, and the other factions. This gain is capped to the standing between those faction, so if caldari has +5 with amarr, and you already are +5 base with caldari, you won’t get a gain.