Ok, This may be an issue with the new UI for Standings or its an issue with my understanding of how standings change… either way Id like some help understanding it.
To test how things work I am running all the Amarr Career Agents, currently I have 2 sets done and have completed the Exploration Line of the 3rd and last career agent.
To lay the groundwork of my question, you should know a few things… I have max social which is the only skill that affects how much of a change you should get, the rest happen to the actual amarr standing, not the change itself. I had a Social V from the first mission till now so that has been static… in fact all my social skills have been static throughout these findings.
I also copy down the Change Value from the Interactions page in your character sheet. I copy down every single change value at the time of change, as well as subsequent changes.
This means that not only do I record my first storyline mission for exploration, I record it AGAIN when I do the military storyline, and AGAIN when I do business Storyline, and so on… Unfortunatly I dont know how to make a table in this forum so I’ll have to try my best here.
So to start off I’ll show only my change from the exploration storylines… but each change I show after that happened at the time that another change was added to my table… There will be 4 missions between each new Exploration mission… with every single mission that initial value changed.
Mission # | Explore Mission 1 Value | Explore Mission 2 Value | Explore Mission 3 Value |
1 | +.165 | N/A | N/A 2 | +.159 | N/A | N/A 3 | +.153 | N/A | N/A 4 | +.147 | N/A | N/A 5 | +.142 | N/A | N/A
------------- Career Agent Zone 2 ------------------
6 | +.137 | +.15 | N/A
7 | +.132 | +.145 | N/A
8 | +.127 | +.139 | N/A
9 | +.122 | +.134 | N/A
10 | +.118 | +.129 | N/A
------------- Career Agent Zone 3 ------------------
11 | +.114 | +.125 | .137
That is as far as I have gotten so far but it should demonstrate whats going on with my change values.
So my questions are as follows…
1.) Why are the values changing every single mission, to me it seems like when you finish a mission that change should be added and that should be that, no more messing with it
2.) While I do not know the % change for the career agent missions, I do know that the amount changed should stay the same from 1 career agent to the next, at least when you are dealing with the same catagory and same race… So Exploration Agents and Amarr… So why are the various changes from exploration agents Different? Shouldnt Explore Agent Value 1,2, and 3 all be the same?
3.) If this is not an error can someone explain the math behind this please? Essentially I would like to be able to figure out how much impact various storyline missions give and how they give it so I can translate that into a spreadsheet or a program so you can, for instance, that could take a given standing and predict what your standings will be if you complete 1 career agent zone, or 2, or 3… and how much data centers will add or circle agents, or cosmos…
To do that I NEED to understand the math behind change column when completing storyline missions.
Thanks! If you need more data, I can edit this post as I complete more missions… after this set of career I’ll be doing circle then data center, I plan on recording everything until I understand what is happening.