I’ve managed to get in touch with agents for CreoDron and Duvolle Laboratories. They have kindly sent me on lots of courier missions and encounters with Serpentis pirates. After every 16 missions, another agent (storyline) drops me a message regarding some important courier or recon mission to undertake for the Gallente Federation and so I have slowly built up my standings with them from 3.43 to 5.05.
Apparently there are also data center agents who will accept criminal dog tags that will help boost faction standings. I talked to some with the dog tags I had and those gave a nice boost along the way.
Unfortunately, my attempt to engage in missions with COSMOS agents in Sinq Laison ran into problems as there seems to be communication issues with Preaux Gallot. I shall attempt it again when the issues are resolved. For now, I’ll continue engaging the Duvolle agents to get in touch with Sitaleere Beene. With research project management trained, I’m now able work with a few Level 4 agents boosting my datacore needs. I have my eyes set on working with Core Complexion next since they have some nice agents to work with.
While in Empire, I’ve managed to hire an assistant to help do some mining in a quiet corner of Sinq Laison. This helps maintain the mineral stores while I’m busy missioning. Have not talked to Mica much, he’s off working with Sisters of EVE as there seems to be a demand for their scan probes and launchers. Last I heard, he had managed to talk to Inesmir Jimud in Gicodel. I might join him for missions there soon once I get my work done at Duvolle Labs.