Incredibly watered down TL:DR of my idea.
- Must be in concord Bounty Hunter Corp, not unlike faction warfare except you actually have to join a NPC Concord Bounty Hunting Corporation to collect bounties on individuals or to hunt them down.
2)Players with existing bounties, or new bounties will have the “Activate Bounty” Icon similarly to Kill Rights. Once a players Bounty has been activated they will receive a warning notifying the individual that they will be engagable in 60 seconds.
3)Player becomes “Hunted” not criminal or suspect, but a new color that flashes in local, players are allowed to rep, “Hunted” players and not become hunted themselves.
4)Player will remain “Hunted” for 1 hour.
5)Players can only have 1 “Hunted” Activation per month.
6)Bounty payout is equal to the estimated value of the ship lost 100%. If Total bounty is less than the value of the estimated ship cost, then the total bounty is awarded.
7)Activating a Bounty will cost 100m.
8)Players with less than 1b isk in total bounties are not eligible to be “Hunted”
Goal here is to have bounties mean something, but not be in a position to be abused. You want a player killed, a group of you can put a few hundred million each on a player and the Hunter will always be wanting to kill them in the best possible ship, which is good for you because it causes the most damage to the player.
Activating a Bounty for 100m and killing them in a mining barge, or a Vexor will simply yield negative profit, and by having a 1b minimum it would force players to have to put up 1b on lets say freighter pilots before they could attempt to kill them, and it costs 100m to activate with 1 minutes notice, and it can only be done once a month.
So what will happen is that people will stalk targets, expensive ones. Scan people coming in and out of systems, using the agent locators more often, looking for the highest value ship the person with the bounty is flying, and attempt to take it down. So getting a bounty especially that over 1b means you need to start watching your back to possible assaults, and it’s no longer a minor issue to ignore.