The base standing
between you, NPC agents, corporations and factions is modified by skills to give an effective standing. The skills that affect your effective standing are connections
, criminal connections
. These skills will not apply to all agents, depending on your base standing. If they do apply, they increase your effective standing by 4% of 10.00 per level of the skill.
Read more in the guide on standing
Current EVE version
: 2.08.3582 (Exodus)