Those who read the March 5 patchnotes might gave notices this line:
- The CONCORD agent Christer Fuglesang has been promoted from level 2 to level 3.
So what did Christer Fuglesang (who is a Swedish astronaut in real life) do to earn this promotion?
According to Russian Eve forums he was very generous, perhaps too generous, with rookie pilots.
A new character with minimal training (Afterburner I, Weapon Upgrades I, Social II, Diplomacy III, the Russian guide says) and a cheap combat frigate fir for maximum DPS could get the standings to access Christer by attacking a station in hisec - thanks to the way Diplomacy works.
Then, they would turn down mission offers until Christer offered them a good +5% implant and blitz the mission by killing a single structure.
The cycle could be repeated indefinitely by biomassing characters and starting new ones. People could even do that on trial accounts, apparently, and some made billions off the agent.
Christer's promotion means pilots need higher Concord standings now and trial accounts cannot access him at all. If you have the necessary standings, pay him a visit in Autaris.
Interestingly, another Concord agent, Jeremy Tacs, got suspended indefinitely some time ago for doing the same thing and allowing people to farm Machariel blueprints and deadspace modules. Concord really need to make sure their human resources policies are applied consistently.