I’ve been thinking of a neat idea recently for those more involved with Industrial manufacturing and selling, rather than mission running.
I dont know if it has been thought of or looked at by CCP, I imagine it has in the 16 years of service provided but suggestions, redirections and feedback are welcome from all. Here’s the idea;
Successful/completed Sell or Buy orders with NPC factions grant minor standing increases. Immediately this sounds like it can be abused. Place buy/sell orders with 1 character, log an alt and purchase/sell with that alt. I cant think of a way to avoid this abuse of the system (can you?). With that aside, I thought it could work like a delayed bounty system. Maybe weekly or monthly you’d get a notification to the effect of; “Your total value of sales/buy orders with ‘X’ Corporation has altered your standings by +/-0.002”, where any opposed sovereignty/corporation would take a lesser negative impact.
I like this idea as incentive to sell in desirable stations based on your standing needs, and it also, as the title suggests, emulate a real word partnership where a great majority of businesses rely on regular and reliable interactions with their clients or intermediate partners. It also aligns better with industrial players that may not want to run missions for standing increases and encourages expansion of your industry by moving products to different regions to mitigate the overal negative impact (if you wanted to balance your standings).
If this is a stupid idea, im sorry, but im also interested in any discussion around how this could work/why it would not work and if CCP would have a chin scratch about it.
Fly safe all o7.