It’s been months since I did a storyline mission.
Here I completed a L4 Security storyline mission for Core Complexion Inc. (Minmatar Republic), called Soothe The Salvage Beast (against Drones). The standings results I get, I can’t make sense of it. Or At least specifically the derived standings (or should I say “the punition”) with Amarr. Anyone with good understanding can explain, please ?
Note: my Social skills are all at level 5, except Fast Talk and Criminal Connection.
I didn’t take a screen shot of the “before completing mission” state of my Interactions window, because I was not expecting a slap in the face. But, I saw I had above 8.x with Core Complexion, and above 6.x with both Minmatar and Amarr
Here is the numbers I got:
Core Complexion Inc. : +0.408
Minmatar Republic : +0.441
Amarr Empire : -0.723
Why is Amarr so mad at me?
My understanding was that I should have expected a derived standing of about -0.2205 because the base modifier for Amarr-Minmatar is -5.0, meaning you get a negative of 50% of what you get from Minmatar.
And in the end, to balance things out, you do some storylines with Amarr to compensate the loss, and Minamatar “punish” you with half negative on their side, and rince/repeat. And because there is a net positive overall after each storyline mission, in the course of a many Storylines on either sides like that you end up positive with both.
But here, if what I got is a new pattern where a storyline mission gives a net negative outcome, it would mean I’ll never be able to raise my overall standing with both faction using the storylines (sure I do Epic Arcs, but that is not the concern here).
So is there a bug here, or is it a new behavior from a recent patch?