I tossed a Maelstrom at low, figured i’d clear a 12m bounty and i could afford to lose it. Turns out it removed only 10m. So i ask around for the math, doesn’t seem to make sense. So i do some math on my own, i get the numbers right, but it doesn’t make sense.
Bounty reported paid is 10m which is 20% hull. 10/0.20 = 50.
‘No insurence’ insurence payout is 40%. 50/0.40 = 125.
Kill reported estimated hull at 133m, with more precision it looks like i got the numbers right.
Question now is the units. Bounty paid would be a function of the estimated insurence. I figured it would be after 133 hull - 50 insurence. That would be 80 and it would cover 16m bounty.
Doesn’t seem to make sense bounty calculated in function of the insurence.
IIRC the bounty is 20% of the ‘total loss’ which should be the ‘destroyed value’ in the killmail. Not just the value of the hull.
Also, there is no point in clearing a bounty off, since the current bounty system is to all intents and purposes meaningless. Also, posting in forums that you are trying to clear a bounty off just means 10 people will stick another bounty on you in the next couple days.
Well, the forum is just mostly trolls so that’s going to happen.
Thing is the math doesn’t check out, as you stated, and it’s not like it’s a rounding error or something up for speculation. It’s actually completely off.
I’ve never bothered to check it nor ever really noticed it (mostly because I don’t care about bounties) but assuming what you stated happened, and there’s no reason to doubt that, something weird is going on. None of us know the answer to it because we simply all assumed that what we all thought we knew, applied.
You stated “the GM’s can’t help” which probably means you already made a ticket on it. Which makes it really weird, they should be able to figure this out. If they couldn’t give you a satisfactory answer ask for the ticket to be escalated. And perhaps also create a bug report.
Frankly I’m kinda intrigued by it now heh, might have to test it myself.
The “Total Worth” value and the insurance value are calculated separately. The math isn’t wrong, the two values are just calculated on different criteria.
The displayed “Total Worth” value is an estimate of what you lost. It’s trying to be a decent approximation of market value. The other value that matters is the insurance value, which is calculated completely separately and, IIRC, is based, at least in part, on the value of the build mats for the ship and not the ship itself. The insurance value is less volatile and the calculation is more difficult to game to avoid net-positive insurance payouts.
That they are wholly unrelated values is very obvious just by looking at a t2 ship lossmail, where the total worth will generally display a reasonable estimate of the market value, and the insurance value will be no where near that.
Aside from that:
271,000 / .4 is 677,500 so your math has gone horribly awry here.