Edited by: Judy BigShot on 26/04/2011 21:18:09Edited by: Judy BigShot on 26/04/2011 21:16:25
I guess all agree that the built-in bounty system does not serve very well.
And here it comes:
A new bounty hunter system for EVE online, presented by Judy and Punch!
How does it work?
1. Go to http://eve-bigshot.com/?site=offer
2. Add up to 10 targets, characters and corporations alike.
3. You get a key for the bounty.
4. Activate the bounty by giving money to the corporation "Big Shot - For the Bounty Hunters" - dont forget to put the bounty-key as reason!
5. Specialized bounty hunters check http://eve-bigshot.com/?site=bounties
for actual targets.
6. They kill the target and the killmail-owner verfies his kill with a his api key on http://eve-bigshot.com/?site=report
7. The paid-out amount is determined by estimated module value of the destroyed ship and items.
8. The bounty is lowered by this amount.
9. The pay-out is evenly shared among the involved attackers.
I know, there are some points:
- You have to trust me that I wont abuse the deposited ISK, but I have my share (1% of all paid-in bounties) - so why should I kill my milk-giving cow? And coding all this took up to now like 4 weeks, not worth a scam.
- The bounty hunter with the killmail OR the target have to provide the full-access api key for the kill verfication, optionally it is not saved in the database (for automatic recognition).
- There is no way you can see ingame (except with the in-game-browser) who got a bounty, but as a bounty hunter you could p.e. flag your targets with bad standings.
BUT this system solves a lot of issues with the existing system and has some extras:
- You dont have to pod the target, simply destroy the ship to revieve the bounty - less standing loss.
- You have one easy list to see who got which bounty on his head and then go hunt him.
- Notes can be added to reveal tactics, locations and so on from targets.
- Multiple targets, even hole corporations can be placed under one bounty.
- Corp-mates of the target or targets on the same bounty are not included in the pay-out!
- The profession of the bounty hunter gonna come to life!
In future, if this system is going to be accepted, I plan several additions:
- Add comments for everything.
- Login for bounty hunters, so they get automatic notice of not added targets to their contacts list and more.
- Login for clients (those who offer bounties) to manage and track their bounties - right now via keys implemented.
- Punch BigShot gonna open a corporation for bounty hunters, so they dont have to provide their api key.
- More incredible bad and worse cut and resynchronised videos
of the Big Shot show!
So far, what do you think?Big Shot - For the Bounty Hunters