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Subrahmaya Chandrasekhar Amarr J0urneys End 
Posted  2009.08.08 23:52:00  [ 1]
In a nutshell: 6.85 standing with an NPC corp chgs to 6.88 after the mission  with Eve saying the % chg (in 'show transactions') is +1.0836
The calculation I did shows the percent change from 6.85 to 6.88 is actually closer to 0.4379562%.
So I'm asking myself if this is another unpublished bug I've found, or if I just don't fully understand the standings mechanic. At the same time I'm hoping I haven't made some outrageous error in calculation or reasoning ;)
I'm at social level 5 (this may or may not be connected  I don't see a clear relationship so it's just fyi at this point) and connections level 3 (shouldn't be related, but I can't be 110% certain).
Notes: I have tracked this anomaly through 2 missions at level 2, but I believe it may be happening globally, and was wondering if anyone else can verify my findings, i.e. ascertain that the percentages or values are off  I don't know if the % is wrong and I'm getting the correct standings increase, or the % is correct and I'm not getting the full and correct standings increase.
Thanks 
Shamhat Arete Aideron Robotics

Posted  2009.08.09 01:03:00  [ 2]
Edited by: Shamhat Arete on 09/08/2009 01:03:36Standings mechanics work a little differently than you might expect. I found the following guide useful: http://www.newedenlibrary.net/eon/standings.shtmlIn brief, an "increase of 1.0836%" actually means a reduction in the difference between your base standing (before Connections) and +10 of 1.0836%  in other words, you move 1.0836% of the way towards +10, the limit. The closer you get to the limit, the slower your absolute standing will rise. If we ignore the effect of Connections for now, we can compute (10  6.85) * (100%  1.0836%) ~= (10  6.88), showing that everything is as expected. The nonlinear relationship between standings gains and standings losses has fascinating implications for strategies for standings optimization. 
Subrahmaya Chandrasekhar Amarr J0urneys End 
Posted  2009.08.09 01:14:00  [ 3]
Originally by: Shamhat Arete Edited by: Shamhat Arete on 09/08/2009 01:03:36 Standings mechanics work a little differently than you might expect.
Someone actually replied! ...and what a reply, thanks so much, this is incredible detail, and as you say, the implications are fascinating. I daresay I will be contemplating this information until osmosis kicks in! 
Jim Nakamura 
Posted  2009.08.09 07:44:00  [ 4]
So, if it's a percentage increase each time, does it evetually reach the point where your displayed standing gets rounded up to 10.0? Or will you always be ever so slightly short of getting a perfect standing? 
Estel Arador 
Posted  2009.08.09 09:54:00  [ 5]
Originally by: Jim Nakamura So, if it's a percentage increase each time, does it evetually reach the point where your displayed standing gets rounded up to 10.0? Or will you always be ever so slightly short of getting a perfect standing?
It does eventually round up to 10.0 yes. That takes a long time though. 