Rank provides a scale of bonuses - Exchange Bonus - Stardock Discounts - Stardock: Military Discounts - Protection Against Rep and Rank Loss - Increase Payment for Contracts - Increase Rep Bonus for Conflicts
One of the clearest and most useful bonuses is the cost of Torpedos. By Rank 16 they're almost free -- the Faction knows you're a good Captain and probably shoot the torp at the bad guys.
Post by oldalchemist on Feb 7, 2011 14:59:59 GMT -5
This is probably nuts: Torpedoes won't hit ships from their home faction. If you're taking out Cadar pirates, don't buy Cadar torpedoes.
"Captain, more Cadar space scum on the radar and all of our tubes are loaded with Cadar Blue 57 Torps!" "Damn the torpedos! Check the hold to see if we've got any Thulun Golds left! They're expensive, but they're our only hope!"
Post by oldalchemist on Feb 8, 2011 11:08:44 GMT -5
The faction-based torps was an idea I had because I'm thinking a lot about how the ship is flagged and what mechanism that would be within the game world. I'm assuming it's some kind of space radio transponder.