Masark wrote:According to Brookes' chart, fines negatively affect influence.
That would be a secondary effect, yes. Only some missions carry fines for failure though.
Bottom line, if you want to tank a factions inf, it is easier, faster, and more impactful (see chart) to just kill everything that flies for that faction. Given the type of people that would target OOM, it's even more likely to be the cause of your inf drop.
Either way, you can't do anything about what they are doing, other than run missions for your faction to counter their fines, or bounty hunt to counter their killing.
I would like to know how others taking missions impacts missions available though. I thought, in part, number of missions offered depended on player traffic (and system state, system pop, etc, etc), which would mitigate people taking missions. I dunno. Ask the devs I guess.