I do not know if it was the dev's intention to have RD faction affect the encryption turn in or not. As it sits right now stage 3 Agrippa is no longer worth doing as the PS's RD faction greatly affects the amount of stage 3 encryptions received from the exchange. Prior to "LIVE" the amount of stage 3 encryptions received from the trade was 10 with over 10k Collegia faction and RD faction was not a factor in the trade. Now with 10k Collegia faction and negative RD faction you receive 7 stage 3 encryptions. And this is where the suck begins everyone wants to get into BBW so they build their RD faction. If the PS has 10k Collegia faction and +2k or higher RD faction they only receive 3 stage 3 encryptions, so they have to turn in 10 Security Optimal Override Alpha's and on receive 3 stage 3 encryptions. That's a lot of work with virtually no reward and needs to be seriously looked into.