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SoE giving faction missions every 3-4 missions

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Karles
UK Corp
Goonswarm Federation
#1 - 2015-02-16 11:16:01 UTC
Hi,

I have been running SoE for quite a time, and generally I found faction missions once each 10-15 missions, which makes a good ratio if you don't want to lose standings against other factions (I got mine already bad), because the timing to reject them is already passed when you get the next one.

But this weekend, specially on Sunday, I got those every 3-4 missions, which dropped my standings of about 9.8 to 8.2

Is this happening also to anyone else? Is CCP aware of this?

At this rate, I won't be able to use the LVL4 agent in some days...

Thanks in advance for your input.
Mr Mac
Dark Goliath
#2 - 2015-02-16 12:56:54 UTC
Random is random. Sometimes i get 3-5 antifaction missions in a row. Sometimes i get 5-6 burner missions in a row
Just decline without loss or do with another agent for 4 hours then back
Donnachadh
United Allegiance of Undesirables
#3 - 2015-02-16 15:29:07 UTC
As mentioned above, random is as random does.
The only sure thing with missions is the story lines that are offered.
For everything else they are random and crazy stuff like this happens. My suggestion would be to take a few days and run for another NPC then go back to SOE. Personally I ran enough to get my SOE standings where I want them and then never went back because there are not enough agents to move between to try and avoid this type of situation.
DeMichael Crimson
Republic University
Minmatar Republic
#4 - 2015-02-17 03:28:43 UTC
So, you're losing standing due to rejecting more than 1 mission offer within the 4 hr timer.

Easy fix, don't reject missions during the 4 hr timer.

If you don't want to run the mission, then just go to another agent or do something else while you're waiting for the timer to run out. Exploration is a very good time sink for the 4 hr timer.



DMC
Hasikan Miallok
Republic University
Minmatar Republic
#5 - 2015-02-17 06:10:11 UTC  |  Edited by: Hasikan Miallok
One of the reasons I run Lanngisi is their is a pretty decent LP/ISK Amarr IV agent nearby which fills in time when I cannot reject any more for 4 hours and also balances my standings back.
Julius Priscus
#6 - 2015-02-17 06:15:06 UTC  |  Edited by: Julius Priscus
if you don't goto that part of empire like EVER!

just do the missions.. it wont affect you in the slightest..

I was at -10.0 faction standings to both galante and minmatar and I flew a freighter through +1.0 space and made it out..

they web you not scramble you.
Cecil Montague
PCG Enterprises
#7 - 2015-02-17 07:38:36 UTC
Julius Priscus wrote:
I was at -10.0 faction standings to both galante and minmatar and I flew a freighter through +1.0 space and made it out..

they web you not scramble you.


They do actually scramble but they web first, which means you pretty much insta-warp when they do. Obviously the faction police failed Tackling 101.

"There is no such thing as an effective segment of Totality" - Bruce Lee: The only man with a Chuck Norris killmail.

Julius Priscus
#8 - 2015-02-17 07:40:36 UTC
Cecil Montague wrote:
Julius Priscus wrote:
I was at -10.0 faction standings to both galante and minmatar and I flew a freighter through +1.0 space and made it out..

they web you not scramble you.


They do actually scramble but they web first, which means you pretty much insta-warp when they do. Obviously the faction police failed Tackling 101.




nope... because they just triple web you.. and in a freighter you end up in low structure
as you warp off
ergherhdfgh
Imperial Academy
Amarr Empire
#9 - 2015-02-17 09:06:58 UTC
It is a game mechanic that is there for a reason. The devs want you to have to make hard choices and deal with the consequences. That is intended not accidental. You are not supposed to mindlessly run missions all day every day, day after day.

You have been given several good ideas of how else to approach this but don't think coming here and whining about it will make it go away.

Another idea is that you could set up multiple fully stocked mission hubs and just fly in between them with a fast ship like a interceptor. There is also that special edition shuttle that warps at a crazy speed I forget what it is called but the point is in a fast ship you can even go 20 jumps in no time. It's hauling all of your stuff with you that makes it take for ever.

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Luscius Uta
#10 - 2015-02-17 10:30:39 UTC
ergherhdfgh wrote:
It is a game mechanic that is there for a reason. The devs want you to have to make hard choices and deal with the consequences. That is intended not accidental. You are not supposed to mindlessly run missions all day every day, day after day.

You have been given several good ideas of how else to approach this but don't think coming here and whining about it will make it go away.

Another idea is that you could set up multiple fully stocked mission hubs and just fly in between them with a fast ship like a interceptor. There is also that special edition shuttle that warps at a crazy speed I forget what it is called but the point is in a fast ship you can even go 20 jumps in no time. It's hauling all of your stuff with you that makes it take for ever.


Or even better, train for an Orca or Bowhead so you can move your mission ships (along with your mods and loot) around between agents. Or simply logoff for 4 hours, there's so much stuff you can do in that time, including making threads on the forums about agents giving you too many faction missions.

Workarounds are not bugfixes.

ergherhdfgh
Imperial Academy
Amarr Empire
#11 - 2015-02-17 18:02:07 UTC
Another player just linked this on another thread. It will give you a little insight into where the devs heads are with regards to the perpetual mission running playstyle. I'm not arguing that I agree or disagree just trying to give you some insight as to the focus of the people making this game. You dont' have to listen to the whole thing only about 2 or 3 minutes worth from where the video links.

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Erdem Termonen
RC Engineering Company
#12 - 2015-02-22 11:00:45 UTC
I have the same problem running missions in Lanngisi SOE. Usually I'd rarely get faction missions(1 in 20 missions or so) but ever since the last two days I've been getting long chains of Amarr/Caldari missions. It's extremely annoying, they definitely changed the frequency.

If I wanted to run faction mission I'd just go to an Amarr/Caldari agent.
Karles
UK Corp
Goonswarm Federation
#13 - 2015-04-29 21:47:02 UTC  |  Edited by: Karles
Well I just simply made the arc for Caldari and gained back the standings to be able to fly everywhere.

Just to point out a couple things. I wasn't whining, just asking how come that was like this. I have played Eve since 2006 and have been in nullsec alliances since 2007 until august 2014. So, I'd say not much of a mission player...

Basically I need the standing to be able to move anywhere when I come back to nullsec.
March rabbit
Aliastra
Gallente Federation
#14 - 2015-04-30 15:23:52 UTC
Julius Priscus wrote:
if you don't goto that part of empire like EVER!

just do the missions.. it wont affect you in the slightest..

I was at -10.0 faction standings to both galante and minmatar and I flew a freighter through +1.0 space and made it out..

they web you not scramble you.

People in Dodixie loves to bump big ships who get attention of Gallente NPC forces.... Cool

The Mittani: "the inappropriate drunked joke"

Segraina Skyblazer
Doomheim
#15 - 2015-05-06 06:52:45 UTC
Julius Priscus wrote:
if you don't goto that part of empire like EVER!

just do the missions.. it wont affect you in the slightest..

I was at -10.0 faction standings to both galante and minmatar and I flew a freighter through +1.0 space and made it out..

they web you not scramble you.


That's still cutting it close. While they have you triple webbed, can some other pilots come in to finish you off?
Mr Mac
Dark Goliath
#16 - 2015-05-06 09:25:52 UTC
Segraina Skyblazer wrote:
Julius Priscus wrote:
if you don't goto that part of empire like EVER!

just do the missions.. it wont affect you in the slightest..

I was at -10.0 faction standings to both galante and minmatar and I flew a freighter through +1.0 space and made it out..

they web you not scramble you.


That's still cutting it close. While they have you triple webbed, can some other pilots come in to finish you off?


No, freigthers will instawarp when webbed
Hakaari Inkuran
State War Academy
Caldari State
#17 - 2015-05-06 13:19:41 UTC
Segraina Skyblazer wrote:
Julius Priscus wrote:
if you don't goto that part of empire like EVER!

just do the missions.. it wont affect you in the slightest..

I was at -10.0 faction standings to both galante and minmatar and I flew a freighter through +1.0 space and made it out..

they web you not scramble you.


That's still cutting it close. While they have you triple webbed, can some other pilots come in to finish you off?

Concord will still come in to blow up the aggressor so keep it in mind