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Grinding Caldari Standings, Part Two (EVE Online Guide)

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

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Amarr data centers are handy if you are grinding Caldari as well.

As mentioned in the first part of this guide, getting the Amarr and their buddies the Ammatar to like you will boost the Caldari's opinion of you as a side-effect. It is therefore a good idea to use their data center agents, at least insofar as you are willing to spend the ISK to do so. Like the Caldari data center agents, the Amarr/Ammatar want stacks of pirate tags or offer small courier missions.

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

  • Shafra Gulias: Courier mission.
  • Taspar Zolankor: x3 Sansha Copper Tag.
  • Hazar Arjidsi: x20 Sansha Bronze Tag.
  • Sish Iaokih: x20 Sansha Silver Tag.
  • Darubu Harva: x20 Sansha Brass Tag.
  • Derqa Mandame: x20 Sansha Palladium Tag.
  • Cimalo Mahnab: x20 Sansha Gold Tag.
  • Bamona Pizteed: x20 Sansha Electrum Tag.
  • Rolnia Houmar: x20 Sansha Crystal Tag.
  • Migart Anunat: x20 Sansha Platinum Tag.
  • Tizeli Reymta: x20 Sansha Diamond Tag.

Kudi Data Center

  • Sevan Fagided: Courier mission.
  • Nikmar Jyran: x3 Sansha Copper Tag.
  • Selate Kalami: x20 Blood Bronze Tag.
  • Jur Zehbani: x20 Blood Silver Tag.
  • Subin Barama: x20 Blood Brass Tag.
  • Timafa Esihiz: x20 Blood Palladium Tag.
  • Hatia Madase: x20 Blood Gold Tag.
  • Odoosh Teroul: x20 Blood Electrum Tag.
  • Matna Meri: x20 Blood Crystal Tag.
  • Juki Khoun: x20 Blood Platinum Tag.
  • Urat Mehrekar: x20 Blood Diamond Tag.

Polfaly Data Center

  • Hefaka Chubid: Courier mission.
  • Demi Lazerus: x3 Blood Copper Tag.

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.

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