Part 2 - How to properly make KRs available for others to use
If you’ve been ganked, you may be tempted to make the KRs you got available to everyone for free or very cheap, in an attempt to make it easier for other pilots to go after the gankers. Well, that’s a really bad idea and the most common mistake that pilots make in regards to this game mechanic.
When you make a KR available to everyone, you also make it available to the ganker himself, which allows him to clear the KR by having an alt or a friend activate it and kill him while flying something worthless such as a rookie ship. Not what you want.
Thus, if you’re going to make a KR publicly available, don’t do it for free or too cheap. If you expect someone to eventually be willing to pay a relatively high price for the KR, you may do that, set a high price and try to get back some compensation for your loss that way. If nobody activates your KR after a few days, you may gradually reduce the price until someone does.
If what you want is your KR to be used as effectively as possible to disrupt the ganker activity, however, instead of making the KR available to everyone, you may want to make it available to someone that knows how to properly do that, but which may not be willing to pay that much to activate it.
I for one rarely activate a KR that costs more than I expect to get from the kill in the form of loot and/or bounty, taking into consideration that I may not even get the loot in all cases, i.e. I try to at the very least not activate KRs at a loss. Other pilots, however, especially if they don’t do this regularly and are mainly interested in the kill, may base their decision on the value of the kill itself rather than the drop value, and hence be willing to pay more.
If you’re going to make a KR available to some pilot or corp/alliance for anti-ganking purposes, check first that he’s really an anti-ganker and not some ganker alt in disguise. You may ask in the Anti-ganking chat channel if in doubt. Also, he may not operate where the ganker you got the KR for does. I only operate in Gallente and Minmatar space, for example, so if reading this makes you want to make a KR available to me, but you got ganked in Amarr or Caldari space, your KR could very well end up never being used.
Note also that when you make a KR available to someone, the ganker gets a notification that you did, but the pilot you made the KR available to, if any, doesn’t. He will just see the KR available when he sees the ganker in space, but with no way for him to know who that KR belongs to until it’s activated.
Finally, keep in mind that, as explained in the previous post, all of this is only meaningful if the ganker you have a KR for has higher than -5 sec status. Otherwise, he can be freely killed anytime anywhere already and there is no point in bothering with KRs for him.