Cmdr Ant Kingsmill wrote:There is a random element involved but keep going for the missions and handing in bounties to Empire controlling factions. I also found it more productive to keep moving from one area of Empire space to another after completing each rank.
i may have managed to jag a lucky roll of the RNG, but i managed to go up two ranks to Count within a 24-hour period. (i don't recall why i needed to be a Count - gaining the Facece permit perhaps?)
i agree with the moving-around idea; that seemed to be the trigger for me, and it also worked previously when i wanted to rank up to Baron to buy a Clipper. select an Empire faction and work several missions exclusively for that faction and ignore all others at that station, then move to another system and repeat the process