Missions will play a critical part in your EVE experience. While the ISK and other rewards that you receive for mission running are lucrative in themselves, the standings gain that results from completing missions is the true benefit of mission running. Your standing with different NPC corporations and factions will either help you get granted special treatment or will have you shot on sight when entering their faction space. We will look at the entire standing system later in this chapter.
Whether you are a career mission runner or you simply run missions in your spare time, chances are that you will run quite a few missions in your EVE career, and with the help of this book you will be able to maximize the rewards and standing gains from those missions to build wealth few can match.