So i got into a conversation on the help channel about the current state of bounties…Namely that they are pretty much useless.
So i thought what if we go old west on this problem, namely a WARRANT system that would allow players to bounty hunt in hi sec, low sec, and null sec…Ok i know what you are thinking hold on here. Let me explain the warrant system FIRST.
Warrants are contracts for a specific players head or in this case, cloned meatsicle. It gives the player authorization to track, hunt, and kill whoever the warrant is issued for IN ANY SECURITY SPACE, without concord deleting your ship(or a sec status hit).
Beyond that warrants will be issued by the empire that controlls the space, or by concord in the case of non empire space.
Warrants themselve would be region specific, ei say a warrant for MY corpse is issued by Caldari state, and issued by a agent in jita, it would give the holder rights to attack me in the FORGE only, this will allow a border run scenario (riding into the sunset of lovely mexico) where a player with active warrants can escape it.
Now only a player with a positive security status will be able to get the warrant, a standing requirement could also be added that would have concord or the empire giving the warrants only to players they "trust"
For the empire or concord to issue a warrant, the player the warrant is issued against must have a specific bounty on them, furthermore either a delay from when a player gets the warrant (to when it goes active and able to be acted upon) could be added to prevent insta ganks, OR, warrants will be RANDOMLY assigned against any player currently in region with a bounty on them(again players can only have 1 warrant contract at a time) furthermore, the level system can come to warrants with a level 1 warrant being someone with a low(5-15 million isk) bounty, and level 5 would be the guys with the trillion isk bounties( Hi @gaara’s sniper )
To collect on the warrant you would be required to bring the frozen corpse of the player to the office that issued the warrant. Now when a active warrant is payed out, the rewards will be DOUBLE whatever the bounty payout was when you collected the corpse, so you would get 3/5 the total asset value of the kill.
So…what do you think about this? anyone have any questions? someone more eloquint then me wanna try and translate my gibbly gook?