Funny thing is, I found I had the Sol permit almost from the beginning. Did we get a headstart because we had a Lep? Or maybe a bug let us get it early? I'm sure I didn't reach Petty Officer in the Fed Navy until later.To be honest I didn't even realise Sol had a permit lock when I first arrived there, I just flew straight in. It appears that rather than jumping in the first ship I had and rushing to Sol I actually spent around a month just playing the game and getting used to things, and by the time I actually decided to fly there I already had the permit, funny that!
Now of course, my Free Epic Alt has no permits .... and I feel very isolated