# Connections

From Old_Evelopedia

Given that:

It is not the value of your standing which is increased by 4% per level of Connections; instead, the difference between 10 and your standing is decreased by 4% per level of Connections.

Then the equation is as follows:

*(Effective standing) = 10-(10-***S**)***C**

Where

**S**= existing standings**C**= 1-(0.04*Connections Level)

**Example**: S = 3.03, Connections level of 3.

- 10 - (10 - 3.03) * 0.88 = 3.8664

**Intuition**:

- (10 -
**S**) is the difference between your standing and 10. **Δ**= (10 -**S**) ***C**is that difference reduced by 4% per level of Connections.

Therefore 10 - **Δ** is your new standing.

Note that Connections is not used if your standings are below 0.00 (-0.01); Diplomacy is used for that, instead.

The Connections skill cannot modify your standings if you have not received any standings with a corporation or faction. In such a case your effective standings are zero regardless of your level of the Connections skill.