Dear Rare LTD
I have a suggestion that perhaps might catch your interest, Turf Wars. Each trading company could have an area of operation. But at any time someone from a rival company could take over that area for the company. To participate in turf wars you would have to be an emissary. And when you are an emissary over tier three, you would gain two times the reputation. Perhaps they could take over outposts, adding a new level of PvP to the game. It would add a good risk=reward mechanic. You could sell your loot at a non company acquired outpost, or go to a hotspot to gain more reputation.