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Gibbeous Moon
Posted - 2010.04.19 07:44:00 - [1]

When does one qualify to get Level 2 missions?

I have been doing Level 1 missions for months now and I really, really, would love a change to something different.

Louis deGuerre
Posted - 2010.04.19 07:53:00 - [2]

Edited by: Louis deGuerre on 19/04/2010 07:54:19
If you've been doing missions for the same corporation your corporation standing should be pretty high by now.
Corporation status is what determines agent access.
Go to your regular agent. right-click->show info. Click on the corporation logo. Select the agent tab. You should see which agents are available to you. Pick one and fly there and start doing higher level missions.
In the other scenario, where you've been flying for lots of different agents there are 2 possibilities.
1. If you've never done a storyline missions (Evenry 16th for the same corp, you get an evemail about them) you will still have very low faction standing. In this case check your own standing to see which corporation likes you most, pick a good one (like a navy corporation) and start doing mission just for them.
2. If you've done a lot of storyline missions, you will have decent faction standing. In this case, pick any good corp you have not flown for and you'll see that many of their agents are available as the game will use faction standing instead of corporation standing to determine access.

A word of advice : If you don't know something basic like this after months, it REALLY is time to join a helpful player corporation so you can just ask.

Edit : link to the ever useful eve agents site

Gibbeous Moon
Posted - 2010.04.19 08:39:00 - [3]

Thanks for the advice. However, at the moment Real World issues (i.e. health of the Tribal Elders) are really preventing me from getting involved with a Corp as I don't think that it's fair for me to join one when I can't put in the required time to justify my membership.

So at the moment I am just doing one mission every day or two which is all that my time can allow at the moment.

Anyway, I will print out your response and then see where I am going wrong. Perhaps I am just knocking on the door of Level 2. But, at least, my skills must be rather good for a level one pilot as they've been trained up all this while.


Louis deGuerre
Posted - 2010.04.19 08:44:00 - [4]

I hope they get well soon.
Feel free to contact me ingame with questions Razz

Tallaran Kouros
Cryptonym Sleepers
Posted - 2010.04.19 09:49:00 - [5]

Originally by: Gibbeous Moon

So at the moment I am just doing one mission every day or two which is all that my time can allow at the moment.

Every 16 missions you will get a storyline mission.

It's by completing the storyline missions that you get the faction standings gain in order to get L2, L3 and L4 missions.

Sorry to say it but if you are only doing one missions every other day or so then it's going to take you ages. If you have been training your skills for months then you should be able to blitz through an L1 mission in a few minutes :)

Akita T
Caldari Navy Volunteer Task Force
Posted - 2010.04.19 10:04:00 - [6]

And by the way, other than advice already given, train the skill "Connections" to at least L3, preferably L4.
It has as sole prerequisite the skill "Social" to L3, but you should train that one to L4 as soon as possible too.

With Connections trained to L4, even a barely positive standing (anything above zero) will turn into a bit over +1.6 standings, which should mean immediate access to a lot of low-quality L2 agents in all corps belonging to barely-friendly empires.

The easiest way to see what agents you have access to right now is to open up the starmap (default F10 ingame), and under the many settings there, find the one subtab for stars, and select to "color stars by - available agents".
Each green dot and green blob represents an agent or several agents (larger means more) you already can get work from.
Hovering your mouse over a star will pop-out a list of agent names, levels and qualities, so you should not have a lot of trouble locating a L2 agent you have acces too somewhere nearby.

Gibbeous Moon
Posted - 2010.04.19 11:04:00 - [7]

Thanks all for the kind words and advice.

I have started to train the Connections skill and that ought to be at Level 3 by this evening (UK time) so that will help.

It seems that I can do only Level 1 missions anywhere even though I have done a few of these Invite By eMail missions. So, I have decided to head back to one of the systems where my Standing is 5.0 with Internal Security and just sit there and pester this agent until something happens.

As for whipping through the missions. Yes, I can now. There was one last night where one is advised that, when poking about some installations, to turn and run before a massive horde appears. Well, last night in a moment of Zulu madness, I turned about face, sang 'Men of Harlech' and wiped the lot out.

I needed the two and a half hours to collect all the loot and to pick up the salvagable material as the debris was a hazard to navigable Juungaishi space.

Posted - 2010.04.19 11:14:00 - [8]

Edited by: Zartrader on 19/04/2010 11:15:34
Op, from a post you gave you may have misunderstood a bit, The Corporations referred to are not your Corporation but the Corporation the Agent belongs to who you are doing missions for (an NPC Corporation)

I'm not if it was said already but to see if you can do level 2 agents go to your standings tab in your character screen and look for the corporation your doing agent missions for. Then right click and it will give that corporations details, including an agents tab. This will show you the agents you can work for and what corporate standing is needed for the next levels. You can also use the show on map button to find them.

Gibbeous Moon
Posted - 2010.04.19 12:04:00 - [9]

Thanks, but, alas, everthing that I can do is level one. So I am going to move my salvager back to this current system and then start working on this agent. I will already have got Level 1 Connection, Level 2 is cooking now.

So, shouldn't be too long. And, anyway, the loot isn't too bad.

Right, back to New Eden for a while.

Akita T
Caldari Navy Volunteer Task Force
Posted - 2010.04.19 12:10:00 - [10]

If no new agents show up right after you train a level of connections, you might want to log off and log back in, maybe even clear your machonet subfolder in the EVE cache before logging back in, just to make sure.

Xyla Kador
Posted - 2010.04.19 12:30:00 - [11]

Toshiro GreyHawk
Posted - 2010.04.19 14:23:00 - [12]

Just to emphasize a few things:

1) When you do the show info on the corporation - and look at the Agents tab - you will see a list of agents in the order that you have access to them. Thus the agents "Available to You" are in order of your standing with them. Those you do not have access to - are in the order of your standing with them too - but here it means - the ones you are closest to working with. When you click on one of these agents you do not have access to - look in the Agent Info tab. You will see down near the bottom - their required standing with their corporation. Then go look at the show info for their corporation and look under standings - this will show you what your standing is. Compare what your standing is to what the agent requires it to be and you can see how far you have to go to work with that agent.

2) You have different standings; Your Standing with a Faction; Your Corporations Standing with a Faction; Your standing with an NPC Corporation; Your Corporations Standing with that NPC Corporation; Your Standing with an Agent; Your Corporations Standing with that Agent. This is in addition to your Security Standing - which is with Concord. Different skills or things you do effect different standings.

The most important standings are those between yourself (your character) and something else - rather than the standings of your corporation with something else. Your corporations standing - can help you - but it won't hurt you.

The Social skills:

Social Itself - increases the amount of Faction Standing gain you get per mission. Mostly if not entirely from your Storyline Missions. The story line missions are the ones that you get a letter about from the local story line agent every sixteen missions. If you are doing missions for agents from NPC Corporations that are from two different factions - say Amarr and Caldari - you will have two separate 16 mission tracks. Note - you can have an NPC Corporate Agent that is NOT from the same bloodline as the faction that corporation belongs to. Thus - an NPC Caldari can belong to a Gallente Corporation. It doesn't happen often - but it does happen. So - look at the show info for the Corporation - to see which faction it belongs to. Don't rely on the bloodline of a particular agent.

Connections - increases your standing with any NPC Corporation you already have a positive standing with.

Diplomacy - increases your standing with NPC Corporations you have a negative standing with.

Negotiations - increases the amount of reward you get for the same mission

3) When picking an agent there are several things you want to consider:

a) What type of missions do they give out?

b) What is the security level of the system they are in and those systems about it?

c) What is the answer to a) & b) for the Level IV Agents you might be interested in working toward?

What you want to do - isn't pick the Level I agent first - but look at corporations Level IV agents - then pick one that gives the kind of missions you want in the type of area you want - then look at which lower level Agents you will need to do missions for to get to that Agent.

Thus, when you start doing missions for a corporation - you want to carefully look at all the agents (takes a bit of time) and see plan out your agent path from Level I > II > III > IV. So that when you start running agents - you already know who you'll be running missions for - and what type of standings you will need to get with them before you can start using them.

Agents have different levels of Quality which improves your standings with that agent increase. A standing of 2.0 with a corporation will probably get you access to their crummiest agents - but you may need a higher standing to access their better ones. Some Level IV agents require corporate standings of such as 6.85. You can work your way to 6.66 or better w/ an LII agent but it takes longer so use an L III if you can.

Gibbeous Moon
Posted - 2010.04.20 08:45:00 - [13]

I would like to say Thank You to you all.

Last night I didn't bother with any salvaging or anything; I just went on a pile of Internal Security missions, won the objective, got out, did the next and so on.

This morning I find that I have another special mission waiting for me and, yes, a Level II agent.

I think that I must have been going around from agent to agent and just generally spreading my 'points' thinly. So, it seems, that there is going to Gibbeous Moon -Space Cop patrolling around Caldari space.

Move over Gene Hunt.

Again, thanks.

40 htz
Posted - 2010.04.20 13:12:00 - [14]

Originally by: Gibbeous Moon
I think that I must have been going around from agent to agent and just generally spreading my 'points' thinly.

I did this when I first started playing Eve. I didnt know you had to stick to one npc corp to get the higher level missions and was stuck doing level 1's for all sorts of different agents from different corps untill I realised how stupid I was.
I would do one from some random Gallente agent, then one from some random Caldari agent, all the time wondering why the hell level 2's were not available to me yet. Embarassed

Slap and Tickle
Anti-Social Outcast
Posted - 2010.04.20 16:00:00 - [15]

Originally by: Gibbeous Moon

I think that I must have been going around from agent to agent and just generally spreading my 'points' thinly.

I did the same stupid thing for many month's


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