Not gonna work nearly often enough. Plus they can just mjd away. I’ve gone so far as to let them pop my ship so I can insta swap from an orca to a bigger ship but this is also too inconsistent. Baiting work needs consistency, scanning for a 4 or 5hr session and only securing 1 kill isn’t good enough.
Also, I think you’re overestimating how much you get shot when doing this. If you’re not capitalizing on every single one you’re not paying your subs with it (and even then I was ransoming people for insane amounts to keep my subs up).
I didn’t say anything about how often this would work and especially enough to support your Omega.
Was just asking if this could work and pointed out creative solutions might exist (even if my scenario specifically is not the solution other creative might exist you just should come up with ways, experiment, refine and maybe come to a solution).
Though wanting it to be so assured that it guarantees your Omega status is unreasonable in my opinion. It is a niche thing and very dependent on luck to work, don’t think it is reasonable to want so much out of it to be a financial guarantee.
Why would I bait then? It’s not like the combat was the draw. There’s way better combat elsewhere in the game. The only draw WAS paying you subs with PvP and not having to PvE. My goal is ACTUALLY pirating (ie: for-profit PvP). Baiting isn’t profitable enough anymore.
Oh thought it is your preferred playstyle. In that case nothing of value is lost you just switch from one income source to another. Just like how an industrialist produces different stuff at different times depending on demand. Sometimes one has to adapt and change up things.