Coming from a large Federation faction last season to a single player Freelancer faction the biggest difficulty I have so far is the lack of generating a good amount of RP!
A single player Freelancer is really a limited RP player. You cant build bases all over PVP HW to generate RP (2 at most and 1 in PVE) and you dont get the large faction bonus.
Finding Alien containers is pretty well it. Doing Events for RP help but some like Eton are not going to happen as you need a bigger faction to help stop pesky Pirates and those Federation dudes that want to police the HWS universe!
There really isnt an RP advantage to playing freelancer or playing in a small faction which is a shame as playing alone is hard but also very rewarding when you dont get ganked in PVP POIs, or get away with ninja mining.
So I came up with ideas, as I think a lot of players might enjoy playing as a solo Freelancer but are often conforming to a large faction for the RP bonus. And in large factions there are often rules which contradict the function of a Freelancer.
For Freelancer have the opposite for a faction bonus, the smaller your faction the more RP you get. For example 1-2 players 10 RP, 3-5 players 5 RP and so on.
Double RP bonus for the white Alien containers, after all you are a lone wolf; lets get that reputation up fast as no one is helping you.
As a natural explorer the first time you fly into a planet/moon you get 1 RP, thereby promoting exploration.
I also like Rexxxus idea of the odd yellow Alien container in a loot container, the odds are very low maybe less than 2 percent? would be nice if its a little higher.
Also maybe the odd purple/red/white one in a rare container. This would encourage more POI raiding.
I know Rexxxus is planning some extra Freelancer missions for RP so hopefully that will help too!
When you consider the RP costs of bank levels and OCD levels it would be nice to get more RP for all origins, but to keep the Freelancer origin different than the other two it really needs some RP fused into it that allows that Lone wolf out there to grow,