Calling all bounty hunters

No, you’re right. Maybe some of the people I have worked with in the past may post here, but then of course that wouldn’t be proof would it? They’d just be claimed to be my alt. But once again I’ll be clear. This thread is not seeking people to place bounties with us, it’s seeking bounty hunters who would be interested in claiming them. Not a very smart scam if I’m throwing money at people.

I can also see the next proof of scam. Someone killing someone in their own alliance for the bounty then trying to claim we wouldn’t pay out to them. Read the fine print people, we try to safeguard against such fraudulent claims (though make no guarantees against it).

There would be much easier scams to do. It would be a lot less effort to ctrl + v spam Jita and I wouldn’t be offering up 2bil out of the corp wallet without anything in return. So lets just think about this for a moment shall we? What will make me more isk?

Option 1:

I could burn a 9 year old alt. Even if I used it for nothing other than to sit there that’s still a huge price as anybody can look at the character’s birth date and see how old it is and see how long I’ve been around.

I could payout 2bil in the hopes that someone places a bounty with me in excess of 2bil. (Bear in mind the minimum standard bounty is 500mil).

I can scam them and get that money, they come straight back here and post screenshots showing the scam. Boom I’ve made a little profit for a lot of effort, a lot of isk and a 9 year old character.

Option 2:

I can carry on doing what I have been doing for 9 years, earn 10% on standard bounties and 35% on pool bounties. Do you have any idea how much isk that is over 9 years? No? Me neither but I’ve never had to grind missions for anything but standing, I know that much.

I could go back to my hunter contacts and ask them to post but people would just claim they’re alts. I’m not going to ask the people who place the bounties to post because half the point of the service is to offer anonymity to avoid retribution. So yes, sure, this could be a scam. But there are MUCH easier ways to scam people with a LOT less risk to the scammer’s wallet. If I expend this much isk (which in reality I’m not spending any of my own isk on these bounties but if it were a scam it would be my isk is my point) and this much effort on a scam then I’m an idiot who is only scamming time and isk away from myself when I could be making hundreds of times what I would make in a one off scam by actually offering a legitimate service.

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Hej, if you are trying to make a legitimate business, then you go get’em tiger.

Resistance and doubt is a pretty obvious initial reaction in eve. Who knows… Maybe over the next 9 years, you’ll have built up enough trust to even compete with Chribba in his heyday.

So, basically, you want money with no actual effort behind it?

Man, hey, can you give me a list of names of all these people? : D

This business has been running for a good while, but they failed to keep it alive by deliberately keeping it secret for so long, that too many, who took part in it, left without caring for replacement.

He’s basically now trying to find ways of easily making money, without any efforts. They put that on themselves and now they’re suffering for it.

Just trying to encourage the poor guy.

But for sure not investing in this venture…

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Encouragement is good.
Too bad he’s a lazy bum. :frowning:

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@Maekchu I’m well aware of eve’s history with holding corps and know to expect resistance to the idea. And honestly if we’re talking Chribba level isk reserves in the payout wallet division then something is going wrong somewhere I think.

@Solstice_Projekt Actually I’ve put quite a bit of time into running this service. Especially when we have pool bounties open it can take a long time to process the claims. Going through my mail, checking kill boards and having to cross reference each claim with my spreadsheet for each claim can take time. There have been occasions where I’ve spent all day processing claims and it can get very tedious. You’re vastly underestimating the amount of time and commitment that it all can take.

That was with a group of people who knew how the system works and who all talk to each other in-game, that’s not to say they didn’t make mistakes with more than one person in a fleet filing for the claim or that one of their corp contacts or fleet pickups didn’t try to exploit the system. Now imagine opening that up to the public who probably aren’t even going to read the post explaining how to claim and what you can and can’t claim for. Granted we’ve had no claims yet but imagine if the service was accepted. You’d have no idea if a claim was an erroneous one until you read the mail and looking at the kill and cross referencing with your spreadsheets etc. Would you be willing to take that amount of time away from your playtime for free?

And it’s not that we’ve failed to keep a business alive. This was a service amongst “friends” at first to avoid the pitfalls of the eve bounty system whilst providing those who we knew who wanted to place bounties with those we knew who wanted to hunt bounties. That was always the point of the system and it was doing what it was meant to. Now our goals have changed.

Does the end of this service mean I no longer have to live in fear of bounty hunters?

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I don’t get why everyone’s crying scam. He’s looking for hunters not isk. If you blow up the target and he doesn’t pay then say so, you got a dank kill regardless.

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Time to log your alts in I see.

I’ve had big booty for a while now and I’m tired and frustrated with people constantly hunting my ass every time I undock to go get Kentucky Fried Chicken. CCP ruined my game when they introduced the exciting new feature of booties, booty hunting and retribution as consequence of actions in a sandbox that is no longer a sand box but a watered down theme park with flaccidity of excitement to be gained from even saddling up anymore. Please leave me alone and stop pursuing me.

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@Shadowed_Veil - check your EVE mail.

I hope to be a mercenary one day. It’d be cool.

Oh I see, the sarcasm hurt? Bounty hunters? In eve, where?

Censor all you like buit this is some dystopia of aggressive gamers gone wild, lol-> ON TOPIC.

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:popcorn:

Nope, Goons have titans, and they are “protected species”

Go on, git.

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