I have never been an majority owner of a group without being leader as well. What kind of abilities does an owner have in terms of the group he/she owns compared to a leader?
The rules page talks about being able to change the group's leader, but I saw nothing else.
Does the owner, for example, have the ability to make over equipment (ships, vehicles, etc.) or transfer money from the group to another? I understand if he can't do all the day-to-day operations stuff that a leader can.
I've always had the idea of founding another group in the back of my mind, and today as I was thinking about it, this question of abilities/privileges came up.
The Owner doesn't have any power in the group unless he's also a member with privileges. You can do things like view the inventory through the Protect/Unprotect screen, see the value, and check the active membercount. But you can't make anything over, or see the actual memberlist, etc, unless you are the leader/other person with privileges assigned.
That's one of the reasons we see all those leadership-change floods on the GNS flashnews - owners will transfer around factions to shuffle assets, etc.
You really need to find a competant person you can trust to run the second faction for you, and communicate well with them to make sure things go according to plan.
"May the Grace of Ara go with you, and His Vengeance be wrought upon your enemies."