I had a suspect tag which could be activated, with only 3 days left on its timer. Over the month that it could be activated, a few pilots tried and failed to destroy my ship. For the most part, though, people ignored me. I became complacent.
After losing a cruiser to a Guardians Gala room, I flew to my typical market hub, and about 350 million ISK later, I was ready to get back to it. Or at least, I thought.
One jump out of the trade hub I was tackled by a Cynabal and Damavik. I was without a fleet, outgunned, and outmatched. All needlessly so. My complacency led to the loss of a shiny new ship before it had a chance to do anything of use, other than serve as some LOLs for two pilots.
per above. So you aggro an alt of yours that gives him a killright, he then makes it public at a nice cost and then you parade around in an expensive and seemingly easy killed ship hoping for folks to bite. The trick is not actually getting killed.
Suicide ganking is still the way to go to get at someone you want dead. Honestly, this mechanic should be backwards. The owner of the kill right gives an amount of isk to pay to the killer who activates it and is successful in a kill. Can be activated by anyone at the same time.
Make it where they set an amount of isk to go into “void holding”, and send it to players as a concord payment. So if I were to post a kill right for 500 million, and there were 10 people on the kill mail, the 500 million in the “void holding” gets split between all 10 people evenly. 50 million for each pilot. Neat, clean, and unexploitable.
Money can also be supplied by corp wallets. If the kill right expires, the isk in “void holdings” gets returned to the player. Concord charges you like 500k isk fee as a method to take isk out of the economy.
See “old bounty system”. In this case griefers would simply aggravate targets as much as possible, get a big kill bonus placed on themself, then kill theirself with an alt to collect.
When recommending things, don’t think “here’s a neat and easy solution, do it!”. That’s CCP thinking. Think “I’m a maladjusted griefer looking to exploit everything for as much personal gain and player salt as I can get. I’ll twist any mechanic, use any number of alts, create entire corps based on exploiting this notion.” That’s EVE player thinking… at least for a subset of the players. But you can be certain quite a few people will treat any new idea exactly like that.