Posted Tue, Sep 06, 2011 by Space Junkie
Running level four missions is the acme of the mission-running profession. It takes a lot of time and effort to gain access to them, including months of grinding. Or does it?
This is the second guide in a series on speeding your way through the mission grind. For the first part of the guide, go here. The first part of this series dealt with training skills, career agents, and the Caldari data centers, all with the goal of getting access to level four Caldari missions in a fraction of the time that would be spent grinding one's way up normally. This portion deals with the Amarr data centers, Sister Alitura's epic mission arc, and some of the ways that people circumvent the grind through cooperation with other players.
Amarr Data Centers
Amarr data centers are handy if you are grinding Caldari as well.
Unlike the Caldari and their single-minded focus on the Guristas, the Amarr agents want a combination of Blood Raider and Sansha's Nation tags (rather than just a single tag type). Note that the in-game distribution of the copper tag agents is a bit odd, and not a mistake on my part.
Here are the Amarr and Ammatar data center agents:
Ferira Data Center
Kudi Data Center
Polfaly Data Center
As described in the previous guide, you will need sufficiently high standings to talk to data center agents, just like you would to get missions from real agents. If you turn in the tags in the correct order you will usually have high enough standings to talk to the next agent, though the recent changes to mission agents seem to have mucked that up a bit. In all likelihood you will need to grind some missions before you are able to speak to the higher-level agents. This is especially true if you skip the more expensive tags. Still, it is definitely worth it.