I am a longstanding member of the active player group Aisling's Angels. We support Aisling Duval in Powerplay, and we're based in Chona.
Today I stumbled upon two CMDRs in Mobius PVE, fighting in a CZ in HIP 4003 against the Angels. I guessed that they were probably doing Empire rank, since the opposing faction is Empire aligned.
This bring us to an awkward problem. The Angels are not Empire aligned on purpose. The Princess promotes and depends on NON-imperial faction types for the health of her Powerplay economy (Communist, Cooperative, Confederacy). If you grind Empire rank in systems exploited or Controlled by Aisling Duval, you are damaging us in Powerplay.
We would like to ask Mobius CMDRs who aren't especially interested in Powerplay to give us a break by not messing up our lawn. And we would like to point out a resource for finding other places you CAN grind rank without being harmful to the locals.....
Emperor Arissa Lavigny-Duval DOES favor factions that tend to be Imperial (they aren't ALWAYS, but they OFTEN are). They post a weekly info sheet which has one section rank grinders should be interested in, and that is MINOR FACTION FLASHPOINTS (at the lower right of the document - you may need to scroll to see it). https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... ingle=true
That is a list of factions at war that Arissa's players want to support. Many times, those factions will be compatible with Empire ranking. If CZs aren't your thing, you can also do any of the non-Massacre missions the faction may be offering.
(If you are wondering what happened with the CMDRs in the CZ, they were just leaving due to some NPC damage. I followed them to the nearest dock and requested that they move. I was in the process of finding them another system to move to, when they moved on without me and I returned to find the instance empty. So I am posting my findings here in hopes that we can reach even more CMDRs.)