Optimus Command Tools
Greetings, Optimus ... and congratulations! Whether serving the Reconstruction, or your faction directly, you have achieved the highest rank your faction has authorized. You have now been rewarded with the tools of leadership. Remember: with power, comes also responsibility. Your fellow pilots will now look to you as a leader within your faction. The Optimus rank is more than a trinket. Carry your burden well.
At the Optimus rank (level 50), pilots are granted a growing series of tools that supply information and abilities to be used to aid one's faction. Other pilots will increasingly rely on their faction's Optimus pilots for information that will help with planning larger scale operations. It is intended that these tools will provide the Optimus cadre of a faction with a crucial social role interacting with and leading other pilots in various teamwork activities.
Optimus commands may cost either experience points (xp) or Political Rating (PR) to use, or some combination of both. Experience at the Optimus rank is no longer required for promotion, and is used as another measure of factional standing, clout, or prestige. Each function is unique in its requirements, and details are provided in the description of each tool. For example, PR may simply be a requirement for access to some tools, rather than a cost for use. Missions for one's own faction, as well as other activities, act as a continuing source for xp and improving PR even at Optimus rank.
The following tools have been made accessible:
Production Boost Request Tool
Cost: 75000 xp, or 50000 xp if home faction PR is above 100.
Production Efficiency Info Tool
Cost: 1000 xp.
Ore Stocks Info Tool
Cost: 1000 xp.
Political Rating Support Tool
Cost: 500000 xp plus a PR cost that varies based on recipient's faction and PR at time of vouch. PR cost is 20 for your own faction, 30 if from a faction other than your own, but doubled if the recipient is in disfavor (PR already below 0).
Examples: For a pilot of your own faction with PR 38, /vouch will cost 20 PR. For a foreign pilot with PR -5 with your faction, /vouch will cost 60 PR.
Building Status Messages
Military Intel Map