This is not a new concept, I’m am simply re-presenting it in current context.
Villy stated in an interview (sorry, I don’t have the will to identify which one) that ships crew should do well to have have a discernable effect on performance – in a proposal for balance change.
it is clear to me that bounty payouts in isk present a problem that loot drops do not.
Would it be viable to include crew escape pods as an additional item of value to squabble over?
Keeping a top performing crew together would present some some real challenges and I can imagine that CCP would be reluctant to associate ship loss with crew death for a number of reasons.
Capturing a none aligned crew holds role-play value as demonstrated above.
But, capturing an ideologically aligned crew would have value that bounties alone can’t match.
Modifying the allegiance of crew may be something the universities could have a hand in if capusaleers donated well enough. Perhaps this process could be extended to the human flotsam and jetsam I am housing in station at the moment.
This would put the education institutes on the map in competition with Sancha’s profoundly unfair advantage of immediate and irrevocable conversion.
It is an entertaining idea, that may alleviate some problems but I am sure would cause others.