I did not consider the purpose at all. I was just trying to add things.
You’re right that “pirates” take issues with the faction police, though they really shouldn’t. They’re fun to deal with and make highsec less boring than any other space, when you’re <= -5 … but sure, I get that most people don’t want to go through the hassle of bouncing around on grid all the time. I think that’s fun, but except for those who I’ve showed how fun this can be, no one really seems to like it.
I believe that many also just don’t know better. People often say that “as -5 you can not enter highsec” and equal nonsense.
I was once a bounty hunter. I used a stiletto for doing so. Back in the days pods with GCC weren’t actually legal targets until I asked CCP SoundWave to change that … which he actually did! I’d be happy if there actually reasonable people trying to be bounty hunters, but they don’t seem to exist.
All I ever get to see is wannabe-heroes bathing in their delusions of grandeur. I’ve yet to see a real bounty hunter actually being willing to do whatever it takes to get a bounty.
Like … funnily enough … suicide gankers do!
Which, I guess, brings me back to the crux of the issue I have with any and all ideas regarding bounty hunting:
It’s a feature that seems to be specifically designed around suicide ganking and all those delusional wannabe Han Solos out there refuse to do that. Instead they rather whine about how they can’t legally shoot anyone. They see themselves as Heroes, which is laughable, because they expose themselves as weaklings who aren’t willing to do what it takes.
So … even though it’s probably not a bad idea, sadly there is zero reason to believe that there will be a significant amount of people actually trying to shoot us. Instead, what’s more likely to happen, is that a lot of people will be whining about our superior might, skills and “no holds barred” attitude.
I say might because that’s what it is. Unless bounty hunters actually get together they’re simply no match for us, who are always willing to unite against a good target. For people who have friends (which most carebears just don’t seem to have) it’s really easy to just ask someone for help, and that help can easily end up in a fleet of 10 or more.
The wannabes will come in their blingy ships expecting easy targets and we will come in a fleet made of Tornados, wiping him out of space. The smart hunters, who aren’t suffering from delusions, will be doing it right, but will be too small as a group to get their voice respected.
I wished CCP hadn’t slowly replaced the population with weak minded morons, but sadly that’s what we’re having to deal with.