Not only has the amount of rep between ranks gone up, the rep you gain from contracts has gone down to just about the same amount as wining a single mission. This is no way for a game to be played. Now I will literally have to grind for a week or two of nonstop gameplay (this means all 24 hours of the day, not including eating, shitting, and bedtime) to get to rank 3 (because you start near rank 2 for your faction).
Also, I can no longer preform contracts for the other faction of the same race. How on Earth does that work? (read: it doesn’t) I can understand not being able to sign contracts for other races, but not the same one.
As for the other races, I don’t get that either. Why can’t I do missions for them? Aren’t the Vanguards supposed to do under-cover work and stuff?
ADDENDUM: Speaking of factions, because the rep boundaries increased, my TI RF-Plascannon Mk3 got trashed because I wasn’t high enough rank (and I was before). This means it is completely gone from my inventory, and I got zero compensation.
EDIT: It’s sitting in my warehouse it just didn’t show up on the inventory when you’re outfitting the ships, as I had the “Hide items not studied” filter on.
Just continue to ignore my misinformed rambling.