Edited by: Forum Worrier on 05/09/2011 05:22:06
Yeah, I ran into this problem raising standings for my alts R&D corps. Have to have an event agent of the right corp close to your mission agent.
I was basically running courier missions with alt to raise standings while messing around with my main.
What you have to do is find an agent for the corp of the right level and mission type that you want to work for. Then do a search for any event agents of the same corp nearby. If there's one in the same system you're set, however if they're a couple of jumps away and there's an event agent for another corp in the same system you'll always get storylines with him.
I used http://agents.eve-commander.com/
alot to find my agents.
1. Find your mission agent for the right corp in one window.
2. Open another window and set it to show all lvl 1 agents of that corp (this'll show the event agents).
3. Filter the lvl 1 agents by max jumps from your mission agent. This'll show how many are close enough.
4. Then filter the lvl 1 agents to show all corps for that faction to make sure there's not another event agent for a different corp closer to your mission agent. Use the max jumps to lower the results if you get too many.
Only have to do this a couple of times till you've found some good agents with event agents close enough.