The corp I am in has moved to another region and so I was wanting to gain corp and faction standings with the NPC corp that runs the local trade hub as well and faction standings so that I can bring down the sales taxes. I currently have (nigh on) zero standings with both the NPC corp or the faction.
I found this - !0 Standing which outlined a few things and from that post a link to https://wiki.eveuniversity.org/NPC_standings which seems to show data centres, cosmos, and epic arcs as a way of gaining faction and corp standing without giving a negative standing from other factions.
I thought i’d start with the career agents as they seem straightforward but reading here https://wiki.eveuniversity.org/Data_centers it says after doing them all you will get a 0.17 faction increase (im looking under Minmatar) and this INCLUDES Cosmos missions.
my first question then: is that faction increase accurate, that seems pretty p**s poor for a fair amount of work.
It seems more difficult to gain faction standing than it does to gain corp standing so i figure if I can look for faction standings then the corp ones will follow (seems logical to me) but how much of a grind is it to get faction standings to say 7.0 or even 9.9 (as apparently there are some extra rewards for over 9.9 standing.
An ungodly amount of grind, even with Social skill maxed out (other skills in social category do not help with broker fee as it uses raw/unmodified standing for calculations), especially if you dont want to hurt your standings with other factions.
I ran SoE and lvl4 epic arc for the faction every 3 months, and blitz lvl3 sec missions for corp standing in a Svipul/Machariel (skip the storylines, if you want to keep your status with opposing factions).
… and do it now and don’t forget to consume the Potency 75% booster while doing so (they will cease to work first week of October). The booster let’s you also decline missions without penalty.
… BUT there is only one relevant trade hub in highsec … Jita … maybe Amarr, but I wouldn’t bother with anything else.
Be aware a lot of stuff required to complete the missions are in specialized public pockets that are run by others. Depending on the type of item, it may be cheaper and faster just to buy off the market or contracts.
Yeah I did the cosmos agents a long time ago when I wanted standings, I’m at caldari 9.0 standings or something.
Be careful, some people actually farm the items non stop and put it on the contracts to make isk, you have to balance the cost they are selling it at, with the effort and time of having to wait days, to see the site respawn and run them. Most items I was able to farm. There was one though where a guy basically farms it as soon as the site is up and takes the loot