For players to be promoted through the Empire's ranks they must complete missions or other favourable activities with minor factions of the Empire. How much progress one has made toward the next rank can be seen in the right HUD panel, in the Reputation section of the Status tab.
Mission Tips Edit
There are several types of mission that improve ranks. Common tactics for fast rank progess are:
- Charity missions, which require lots of Credits but no effort to do.
- Data missions, which can be stacked up to 20 at a time, especially with boom state factions.
- Trade of Imperial Slaves, which makes some profit on the side.
Finding a System that offers these opportunities best can be hard due to faction states changing constantly and a need for the minor factions to be aligned to the superpower
Completing a promotion mission for the Imperial Navy will increase rank by one Level. Any rank Progress gained while waiting for the rank up mission, at 100% towards next rank, already counts towards the next rank. The missions are generally titled "[mission type] for Imperial Navy".