just as the title says, it literally serves no purpose besides which of the top popular people get to be in the top 10 of bounties. I was thinking of maybe integrating the kill right system into the bounty system and make bounties a per kill basis (for both PvE and PVP)
the kill right system would be revamped to bounties being that if a person has neg sec status or someone puts an available public bounty on a person that anyone can activate.
it makes no sense for me to pay someone else for wanting to kill a person, it should be the other way around.
as for the per kill bounty, I mean for each NPC kill, you gain 30-50% of the bounty of whatever rat you kill. and for PvP the 30% of the of the % of damage dealt is how much bounty is accrued to you. (or 20% - 30% of the hull entirely(base est. market price))
as for the amount we would get paid upon actually killing the wanted person, possibly a percentage of the full damage done to the hull or have a a “total bounty” and then show the “obtainable” bounty for killing them based on if someone made it public or they have negative standings, went suspect, or etc. the amount would depend on the different actions the pilot has done to warrant them being attacked.
only the person who activated the bounty can fight the person, similar to duels. if the attacker is assisted then the bounty is split evenly among whoever helped. Corp, Alliance, or fleet members cannot activate bounties on each other, to prevent abusing the system and they wont be paid anything. the bounty would stay as is.
to “cash in” all the bounties acquired you would have to go to a customs/concord agent and get paid through them both in certain locations hi-sec and sparingly in null or alternatively you wont get paid the bounties until next DT. or the simplest option go to a station with a bounty tab and turn in to which ever station you may choose.
obviously its not possible to stop a neutral alt from claiming the bounty over and over but to stop that from being a 5 step process, any given bounty will have a cool down period so you cant spam this or abuse it in any immediate way. just to clarify a cool down per person as you claim more and more bounties through pvp or activating them.