- Oct 10, 2018
You're right. whenever I had needed to recover from being "loathed" by Pirates I kept travelling among those three system and taking on-planet contracts only, until I managed to get a contract from the Pirates, and went on in this way until I got back to "disliked". It might be a long journey, but it sure is worth it.I tested Ur-Cruienne on "easy" difficulty. I found 1 Free Worlds League mission. 1 is more than zero. So am I forced to go to each planet, one by one to look for 1skull pirate missions?
I think the missions available being limited by Faction Reputation is a bad idea. The Whole faction system itself is a "Scrappy Mechanic" that doesnt help anything. If I could I would stay Neutral to everyone. I am playing a mercenary, "Nothing personal". The Black Market is the only reason to play "The Faction Game". The Pirates are the only faction that matters.
Ive also tested the prices. +100 Reputation gets a -10% discount to store prices. +/- 0 reputation is +10% increase to store price. -100 reputation seems to be +1000% price. If you can get access to the Black Market with -100 reputation than everything will be ridiculously expensive. I found a Royal Highlander for 241 million.
As far as prices go, once gotten access to the Black Market I've always kept it, paying whatever the pirates wanted me to pay every now and then, just to be able to go shopping there whenever my reputation was good enough: this is how I managed to get 13 out of my 17 SLDF Royal Battlemechs.