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Judy BigShot
Big Shot - For the Bounty Hunters
Posted - 2011.04.26 21:14:00 - [1]

Edited by: Judy BigShot on 26/04/2011 21:18:09
Edited by: Judy BigShot on 26/04/2011 21:16:25
Shucks howdy!
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
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 for actual targets.
6. They kill the target and the killmail-owner verfies his kill with a his api key on
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

Asura Kinkaid
Posted - 2011.06.30 02:49:00 - [2]

good work. you may want to post it in the Crime & Punishment section of the forums. also, why no comments on the app site?

Johnny May
Posted - 2011.06.30 08:43:00 - [3]

Originally by: Judy BigShot

So far, what do you think?

that i can still use my own alt to collect the bounty.

Serene Python
Posted - 2011.07.03 12:41:00 - [4]

You got a bounty on yourself it seems lol

Any ways my thoughts...
this still seems like as someone already said here that they can just use an alt or friend to kill them and get the bounty(like the current system).

While alts can kill themselves for the bounty, I don't imagine everybody will know about this so that is a plus. I'm presuming since this is out of game you can place bounties on positive sec players, which is nice.

The needing of a full api key would turn me away but that's cause I enjoy my privacy as well as not risking what I'm trading/doing for isk. While joining the bounty hunting corp can resolve this, I'd imagine for a little while players would join the targets corp and kill them with out concord :)

I would love to see this gain more popularity and will be keep my eye on this.

Posted - 2011.07.03 16:16:00 - [5]

Very nice indeed. Have you thought about adding a rewrite rule like ? - best of luck with the site.


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