I have done some Missions now in High Sec and wanted to increase the standing torwards the 4 Empire Factions in EVE. Now I have read about the Standing Gains / Losses on EVE University and I have to state, The Wiki is wrong and outdated. I believe that this particulare article is wrong: https://wiki.eveuniversity.org/NPC_standings
Special the Calculation for the Standing / Derived Standing seems to be complete diffrent this days. My standing Torwards Caldari state was 2.92 and if I got 0.875 Standing torwards Caldari State My Standing Increased to 3.79.
Now I have done the SOE Epic Arc for Gallente. My Standing was -1,57 and i gain again 0.875 and my Standing changes to -0.69.
To make it straight. If the article and this formula would be right. I would have to gain much more from Gallente then from Caldari doing this Epic Arc. I have not get a Percentage of Standing, I recieved a fixed amount of Standing. This is complete Diffrent to what is stated in the WIKI.
So I think the Standing changes are no longer calculated by this Formula and therefore there must be a change by CCP. The Same I can discover for my Agents. No Matter how high my Standing goes torwards the agend. I always get the same amount of Standing (hard numbers, not percentage) for the same Missions. No Matter if my Standing is 2.0 to this agent or like current 6.7. So There is no posability this Formula is still in use by CCP.
I am looking now for ppl who can confirm this, who has the same observation. I also interessted if you have a complete diffrent observation on the topic but so far I would state the Article from WIKI wrong and argue I can proof it by contradiction and finding one example that does not follow this rule (I could already state 2 examples)
The standing gains from the SOE arc do not impact any other faction than the one you chose at the end of the arc. You gain standing with that faction and that is it. Unlike normal storyline missions, you do not lose any standing with opposing factions.
The wiki talks about standing gains from normal missions. The SOE Epic Arc is one of a few things that give a fixed, unchangable amount of standing without impacting other standings.
Yeah, I’m not going to try to figure out if the math is still accurate. All I can say is to make sure that you’re taking all of the social skills into account, and that you’re working with the same “standings”. There is actual/raw standings (before skill modifiers), and effective standings (after skill modifiers). So perhaps the formula is dealing with raw standings, and you’re looking at effective standings. Dunno. Don’t care enough to investigate myself.
If the Article would be true and the Standing Calculation works like this. I would have to obtain a logarithmic function curve on the Gain of Standing torwards the Agent. This is not the case. The Curve is linear and not logarithmic.
The same holds for the corporation
You have to cut out the first dots because they where the SOE Epic arc and give a diffrent standing. So this missions always give the same amount of Standing no matter how my standing changes.
So that is the second example. The third example is the Caldari Epic ard which always gave me 1.25 Standing. Which is also not care about the Standing I have.
I will go and do some Faction standing stuff the next days and will also observe the changes there and document them. But so Far this Formula seems not to apply for:
If it will apply for Faction standing I will double check it because I will go for some stuff trying it out
It is wrong, was reported as such long time ago, along with the actual issue and the fix. CCP just does not care.
Actually it took them 3 ppl to even only agree there was a problem. Turns out, actually reading what is written is not their forte - they rather try to put your bug report in an existing known bug and classify it as “duplicate”.
The lesson is : CCP are very bad at math. Which is a bad omen considering they have to maintain that “submarine simulator”.