I’ve been there before. Thanks to me requesting it, GCC pods are legal targets.
I admit one could say I’ve asked for it to be “easier”, but that’s really not the case. Back then there were moments were I sat 20 minutes next to a ganker, in my stiletto, waiting for him to find a worthy target so I can snatch his pod and get his bounty. The fact that it drove me to -10 really quickly was just too much of a hindrance, PLUS the ridiculous 15min punishment for killing a pod that’s a criminal anyway.
Today the whole scene changed. Being a bounty hunter isn’t cool anymore, because the way things work now forces you to suicide gank.
- There aren’t enough people with reasonably priced, public killrights.
- Those who have reasonably priced, public killrights are most likely a scam.
- Bounties usually aren’t high enough to make the payout worthwhile compared to the time and cost invested.
It’s not the cost, it really is the time that bothers me the most.
When you wait 20 minutes for your target to become a target and you know you’ll get 170 million ISK from it (back then that was quite a nice lump of cash), then that’s completely different to knowing that you might get lucky enough to find a target that’s well fitted.
Those who believe I could just ship scan the targets are forgetting that that just further narrows down the list of potential targets.
I’m also kind of disappointed from reading you’re thinking I’d care about buffing my killboard. After all these years you really should know me better. Killboards are for peasants who have nothing else to be proud of.
I’ve never really been a bad person.
I just really, really miss the RPG in MMORPG.
I’d happily go bounty hunting as a suicide ganker if the landscape changed into a direction that made it an actually fun and engaging activity, which would allow me to entertain people one way or the other.
I don’t make people quit. I don’t like quitters, so why would I be doing that? To anger myself?
People used to love having me around.
It’s a good suggestion, but in the current game it’s not meant for RPG, unless I want to RPG some poor guy looking for targets. : - )
PS: Looking for targets. Someone said “go to lowsec”. Tell you what: Lowsec is boring.
No faction police = no real need to put effort into it = boring.
Hell, after playing in a 1.0 a 0.5 is almost too easy.
The only times I’ve had fun in lowsec was when I was playing with residents and as far as I know there aren’t too many residents in most systems anymore.
You know … People playing Pirates. The RPG in MMORPG.
So … okay. Bounty Hunting in nullsec? Is that a thing? I can’t tell. It seems silly to me to assume masses of nullseccers have bounties on their heads, because why they?
The reason why I avoid nullsec is because it’s literally islands filled with people who are friends of each other hating on people from other islands who are friends with each other. Thousands of friends, all together. There’s roamers, yes, great, but that’s like playing an arcade game. LogIn, start roaming, log off. Meaningless and boring, just like all the people there.
Highsec has a unique quality. It’s like a big city filled with tons of different people who don’t really relate to each other and just keep the economy going. It’s a great stage I loved being a part of. : - )