Skills:Social

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Overview

Social skills provide modifications to your standings or rewards from NPC corporations. They are of most value to mission runners but are also of use to those seeking access to specific services from NPC controlled corporations and factions. (lower costs for reprocessing/refining, Trading...)

As you do missions for NPC corporations, your standings with them will go up. As you do storyline missions, your faction standings will change for the faction a particular NPC corporation is part of.

Gaining faction standings via storyline missions or data center missions carries "Derived Modifications", meaning that standings will also go up with friends of that faction and down with enemies of that faction. For example, raising your faction standings with the Gallente Federation will also raise it slightly with the Minmatar Republic while lowering it slightly with the Caldari State and Amarr Empire. The reverse also being true - raise Amarr, lose some Gallente faction standings. (Epic Arc mission chains do not carry derived modifications; they only affect the standings of one faction, depending on mission choices made during the epic arc.)

These changes are where some of the social skill effects come into play. Others are specific to mission runners.

Increasing the Charisma and Intelligence attribute scores increases the rate at which Social category skills are trained.

The social skills affect 3 different areas of your interactions with NPC corporations:

Standings Modifiers (all modifiers are per level trained)

  • Social - 5% improved standings gains for all missions with NPC corporations.
  • Diplomacy - 4% effective standings increase with NPC corporations you have negative standings with.
  • Connections - 4% effective standings increase for NPC corporations that you have positive standings with.
  • Criminal Connections - 4% effective standings increase for NPC corporations that CONCORD does not like (that is, the NPC pirate organizations). (Does not stack with Connections or Diplomacy; only the strongest valid effect applies.)
  • Fast Talk - 5% bonus to effective security rating increases. (CONCORD sec status)

ISK Reward Improvements

  • Negotiation - 5% improved ISK payout from agents (per level trained).

Loyalty Point Reward Improvements
Loyalty Point (LP) reward improvements are broken down by corporate divisions. All are 10% gains, per level trained, in LP rewards while working for an agent from their specific division.

The following are the skills in the Social section (in alphabetical order):

Skill Purpose
Connections Boosts standings from NPCs (agents, corps, and factions) if above 0.0 standing.
Criminal Connections Boosts standings from NPCs with negative CONCORD standing.
Diplomacy Boosts standings from NPCs if below 0.0 standing.
Distribution Connections Improves loyalty point gain when working for Agents in the Distribution Division. 
Fast Talk Faster security standing increases.
Mining Connections Improves loyalty point gain when working for Agents in the Mining Division.
Negotiation Increases ISK rewards offered by mission agents
Security Connections Improves loyalty point gain when working for Agents in the Security Division.
Social Boosts the size of standings increases with NPCs, NPC corporations and NPC factions

Skill Details

Skill.png Connections

Skill at interacting with friendly NPCs. 4% Modifier to effective standing from friendly NPC Corporations and Factions per level. Not cumulative with Diplomacy or Criminal Connections.
Implants.png Attributes: Charisma.pngIntelligence.png
Multiplier.png Multiplier: 3x
Isk.png Price: 200k ISK
Skill.png Prerequisites: Social III
Notes.png Notes: Your effective standing is calculated using the following formula:

Effective Standing = Unadjusted Standing + ((Maximum Possible Standing - Unadjusted Standing) * Connections Modifier * Connections Skill Level)
So if your current base standing was 0.9 and you had the connections skill at level two your effective standing out be:
0.9 +((10-0.9)*0.04*2)=1.628



Skill.png Criminal Connections

Skill at interacting with criminal NPCs. 4% Modifier per level to effective standing towards NPCs with low Concord standing. Not cumulative with Diplomacy or Connections.
Implants.png Attributes: Charisma.pngIntelligence.png
Multiplier.png Multiplier: 3x
Isk.png Price: 200k ISK
Skill.png Prerequisites: Social III
Notes.png Notes: Namely Pirate factions:



Skill.png Diplomacy

Skill at interacting with hostile Agents in order to de-escalate tense situations as demonstrated by some of the finest diplomats in New Eden. 4% Modifier per level to effective standing towards hostile Agents. Not cumulative with Connections or Criminal Connections.
Implants.png Attributes: Charisma.pngIntelligence.png
Multiplier.png Multiplier: 1x
Isk.png Price: 180k ISK
Skill.png Prerequisites: Social II
Notes.png Notes:



Skill.png Distribution Connections

Understanding of the way trade is conducted at the corporate level. Improves loyalty point gain by 10% per level when working for agents in the Distribution corporation division.
Implants.png Attributes: Charisma.pngIntelligence.png
Multiplier.png Multiplier: 2x
Isk.png Price: 30-50M ISK
Skill.png Prerequisites: Social III; Trade III
Notes.png Notes: *Distribution Connections is purchased with Loyalty Points (LP) from NPC stores, so the price may vary wildly.



Skill.png Fast Talk

Skill at interacting with Concord. 5% Bonus to effective security rating increase.
Implants.png Attributes: Charisma.pngIntelligence.png
Multiplier.png Multiplier: 4x
Isk.png Price: 100k ISK
Skill.png Prerequisites: Social IV
Notes.png Notes:



Skill.png Mining Connections

Understanding of corporate culture on the industrial level and the plight of the worker. Improves loyalty point gain by 10% per level when working for agents in the Mining corporation division.
Implants.png Attributes: Charisma.pngIntelligence.png
Multiplier.png Multiplier: 2x
Isk.png Price: 30-50M ISK
Skill.png Prerequisites: Industry III; Social III
Notes.png Notes: *Mining Connections is purchased with Loyalty Points (LP) from NPC stores, so the price may vary wildly.



Skill.png Negotiation

Skill at agent negotiation. Improves agent effective quality. 5% additional pay per skill level for agent missions.
Implants.png Attributes: Charisma.pngIntelligence.png
Multiplier.png Multiplier: 2x
Isk.png Price: 60k ISK
Skill.png Prerequisites: Social I
Notes.png Notes:



Skill.png Security Connections

Understanding of military culture. Improves loyalty point gain by 10% per level when working for agents in the Security corporation division.
Implants.png Attributes: Charisma.pngIntelligence.png
Multiplier.png Multiplier: 2x
Isk.png Price: 30-50M ISK
Skill.png Prerequisites: Leadership III; Social III
Notes.png Notes: *Security Connections is purchased with Loyalty Points (LP) from NPC stores, so the price may vary wildly.



Skill.png Social

Skill at social interaction. 5% bonus per level to NPC agent, corporation and faction standing increase.
Implants.png Attributes: Charisma.pngIntelligence.png
Multiplier.png Multiplier: 1x
Isk.png Price: 20k ISK
Skill.png Prerequisites: none
Skill.png I required for: Skill.png Negotiation; Skill.png Contracting
Skill.png II required for: Skill.png Diplomacy
Skill.png III required for: Skill.png Connections; Skill.png Criminal Connections; Skill.png Diplomatic Relations; Skill.png Mining Connections; Skill.png Distribution Connections; Skill.png Security Connections
Skill.png IV required for: Skill.png Fast Talk
Notes.png Notes:
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