Well, that right there only proves that CCP doesn’t even know their own game.
A long time ago in a faraway galaxy, there were Concord Agents available to run missions for which gave Faction, Corp and Agent standing. However since Concord had positive status with all Empire Factions, players would get positive derived standings to all Empire Factions.
CCP removed all the regular Concord Agents and only left two Concord Agents that offered a one time mission to boost a characters personal security status. After a while players learned how to exploit one of those Agents and CCP eventually removed that mission offer from the Agent. That Concord Agent is in the level 1 Sisters Of Eve Epic Arc and is still active just for the epic arc missions.
However In the process of removing that Agents security status increase mission, CCP buffed the reward / security status increase from the other Concord Agent to make up for that mission being removed.
When the ‘Agents Made Easy’ expansion happened, CCP split the players security status from Concord Faction standing and removed that last Concord ‘security status increase’ Agent from the game. I questioned CCP about a characters personal security status and according to them, even though the game mechanics allow a player the ability to have security status above +5.00, they see no game play reason for it to be accessible.
Currently there is no way to increase Concord Faction standing. Even though Empire Factions have positive standing with Concord, players won’t get any positive derived standing gains to Concord. However if players gain positive standing with Pirate Factions, they will incur negative standing hits to Concord, as shown in this standings chart.
Yeah, definitely a messed up deal, you can’t gain any Concord standings but you can easily lose Concord standings.
‘The Interbus’ Faction is similar despite having regular Agents available. They don’t have any Storyline Agents (or LP store) so you can’t directly gain positive Faction standing. However they do gain positive and negative derived standings from other Factions. Since players can incur negative derived standings with Concord, I think players should be able to gain positive derived standings with Concord as well.