Just finished reading the EP1e books, and I have a couple of questions about the regular people in the Solar System.
How do the tiers of Rep translate to regular people? If you're just living in an Autonomist/Anarchic habitat and do enough to get by pretty well, what's your @-rep? Same for c-rep in a transitional economy. If you had 25 e-rep would that show you've done some Gatecrashing, or could you have regularly offered Gatecrashers good deals or done favours for them and they 'paid' you in e-rep? Some, like f-rep or g-rep seem a bit easier to understand how they work since not everyone is in them and your fame/infamy etc are kind of measured by it, but if you live in a particular economy like @-rep, what sort of numbers would you be looking at?
The 2e Making Characters guide advises 60/40, or 50/25/25, which makes sense from a dice based perspective, but what does that translate to in the setting? Is there any section that explains this a bit better?
I'm curious to know this both for NPC's, and also starting characters, or characters using Fake ID's. How much rep should you have to blend in? At what point do you start to stand out, positive or negative?
On a different topic, how common is farcasting, especially Rimward? Sending your ego has a cost of Expensive and yet it seems to be a fairly common occurrence. I assume that translates to Rep in some manner when you get into new economies, but how does that work? Do you need a certain amount of Rep to be allowed to leave a hab? To be allowed in on the other end? Given the relative ease of communication, distance lag aside, in EP it seems odd to me that this common method of transport is just as expensive as all but the shortest trips on spaceships (to/from orbit is only High). How many people could actually afford to farcast?
Related, the books make it seem like some people resleeve or fork/merge regularly, with the odd person or group called out as resleeving daily or being a multiplicity. Is this just a case of lore and mechanics not lining up neatly, or is there some way I missed to do that without inevitably becoming a gibbering mess? Those that use familiar morphs etc could stack things in their favour, but there's a few times they talk about people deliberately sleeving the most out there and different bodies they can. Since just being a fork gets a stress hit merging often seems a good way to pay for your psychotherapists next holiday.
Thanks in advance for any answers or suggestions!