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Bounty on my head, how does it works?

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Adriaan Agrenzel
Doomheim
#1 - 2017-05-21 18:20:36 UTC
I got trolled and some bounty on my head. A great way to introduce a newbie to EVE Online. I expected this to happen anyway! Big smile

But what I want to know is, will the bounty be reset to 0 ISK when somebody kills me? I see they can only claim up to my ship and modules worth, but if my bounty exceeds that of my ship value, they will get 20% of the total bounty?

Anyone who has expertise, please advise me on this matter. To be on the wanted list is a bit annoying and some people will now hunt me down in low sec areas.
JC Mieyli
Ministry of War
Amarr Empire
#2 - 2017-05-21 18:27:30 UTC
i cant remember its like a percentage of the ship destroyed or something
like if you get killed in a ship worth more than the bounty it clears the bounty i think
not sure
Eleonora Crendraven
Global Communications AG
#3 - 2017-05-21 18:38:38 UTC
In low sec areas even with no bounty you will get hunted down. That's why it's lowsec.
If your ship gets desroyed by another player this player will get a percentage of your bounty as payout, depending on the value of your ship and the amount of your bounty. But don't worry too much. In high-sec you should be pretty safe if it is not too high. I had my bounty for months and I lost mine only because I was part of a roam in null-sec.

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Oraac Ensor
#4 - 2017-05-21 18:50:53 UTC  |  Edited by: Oraac Ensor
When you are killed your killer gets 20% of the value of whatever you were flying at the time.

This process continues through subsequent killings until all the bounty amount has been paid out.
Adriaan Agrenzel
Doomheim
#5 - 2017-05-21 18:55:02 UTC
Well, that doesn't sound great. I expected my bounty to be set to zero when I get killed.

Now this means I have to get killed a few times before bounty reaches zero. I already got 20 mil ISK on my head.

At the moment, I'm mostly in high sec areas as I'm meeting up people and setup production. I'll then go to low sec if I can find an alliance or corporation to join and have backup.

I see low sec is like free for all, bounty or no bounty. Its like the open seas, full of pirates who wants to relieve me of my contents.
Nana Skalski
Taisaanat Kotei
#6 - 2017-05-21 19:03:07 UTC
Sobaan Tali
Caldari Quick Reaction Force
#7 - 2017-05-21 19:11:37 UTC
Adriaan Agrenzel wrote:
Well, that doesn't sound great. I expected my bounty to be set to zero when I get killed.

Now this means I have to get killed a few times before bounty reaches zero. I already got 20 mil ISK on my head.

At the moment, I'm mostly in high sec areas as I'm meeting up people and setup production. I'll then go to low sec if I can find an alliance or corporation to join and have backup.

I see low sec is like free for all, bounty or no bounty. Its like the open seas, full of pirates who wants to relieve me of my contents.


I'm not completely positive on it since the bounty system was last altered quite a while back, but I think the 20% thing is to avoid exploitation or some such. Someone else with better knowledge on the subject matter could have a better answer or more correct one. I never really paid much attention to the old bounty system anymore than the current iteration to be honest.

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TigerXtrm
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#8 - 2017-05-21 19:20:00 UTC
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Ralph King-Griffin
Lords.Of.Midnight
The Devil's Warrior Alliance
#9 - 2017-05-21 19:26:32 UTC
In game bounty is like that hair that grows in funny places.
After a certain age its normal and no one particularly cares about it.

More often than not its used to troll newbros.

The type of bounty you should be concernd about is handled informally between players,
And believe me, if you had one you would know all about it.
Vortexo VonBrenner
Doomheim
#10 - 2017-05-21 19:44:26 UTC
Oraac Ensor wrote:
When you are killed your killer gets 20% of the value of whatever you were flying at the time.

This process continues through subsequent killings until all the bounty amount has been paid out.

^^^This is the answer.

Also, it is very unlikely that someone is going to actively hunt you because you have a bounty. Right now the entire bounty system is very broken and essentially without purpose. Hopefully CCP will at some point fix it so that it has meaning, but for now it really does not. Having a bounty does not change game mechanics to make you a legal target in highsec space...or in other areas of the game but really it doesn't really matter much there, does it?

Though the bounty system as a whole is broken at the moment, players put bounty for different reasons; some do it to new players just as a sort of initiation rite to see if they will freak out and/or as a way of saying "hi, welcome to the game", some give it among their group of peers or opponents as sort of a tip-the-hat small gesture of respect, some don't know that it really doesn't matter much and waste large amount of their isk putting bounty on player they are angry at.

Really, don't worry much about it.


Mr Epeen
It's All About Me
#11 - 2017-05-21 20:06:35 UTC
Adriaan Agrenzel wrote:
Anyone who has expertise, please advise me on this matter.
I have some expertise on being bountied.

Here's what you do.

Give it no more than a passing thought. It will affect your gameplay in no way whatsoever.

Mr Epeen Cool
Adriaan Agrenzel
Doomheim
#12 - 2017-05-21 20:13:12 UTC
Thank you for all the feedback!

The thought that I got bounty as an initiation ritual sounds plausible, as I did freak out, yet I knew people going to put randomly bounty on my head. I didn't know what the effects would be.

It is nice to hear not much going to happen.

I have to say, somebody put a bounty on my head and said they done it out of love. Ugh
Linus Gorp
Ministry of Propaganda and Morale
#13 - 2017-05-21 20:25:05 UTC
Adriaan Agrenzel wrote:
I have to say, somebody put a bounty on my head and said they done it out of love. Ugh

Love.. Yes, love..

When you don't know the difference between there, their, and they're, you come across as being so uneducated that your viewpoint can be safely dismissed. The literate is unlikely to learn much from the illiterate.

Herzog Wolfhammer
Sigma Special Tactics Group
#14 - 2017-05-21 21:33:13 UTC
Adriaan Agrenzel wrote:
I got trolled and some bounty on my head. A great way to introduce a newbie to EVE Online. I expected this to happen anyway! Big smile

But what I want to know is, will the bounty be reset to 0 ISK when somebody kills me? I see they can only claim up to my ship and modules worth, but if my bounty exceeds that of my ship value, they will get 20% of the total bounty?

Anyone who has expertise, please advise me on this matter. To be on the wanted list is a bit annoying and some people will now hunt me down in low sec areas.




It's meaningless. Don't worry about it.

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Chainsaw Plankton
FaDoyToy
#15 - 2017-05-21 22:01:56 UTC
basically it doesn't work, so don't worry about it.

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Dark Reignz
Four-Q
#16 - 2017-05-21 22:36:15 UTC
Create another alt, kill your main with it and transfer the isk back to your main & profit.

Troll Mode - ON

Vortexo VonBrenner
Doomheim
#17 - 2017-05-21 22:52:27 UTC
Dark Reignz wrote:
Create another alt, kill your main with it and transfer the isk back to your main & profit.

That doesn't work anymore. You only get 20% of the value of the ship destroyed taken from the bounty. If you destroy yourself with an alt you'll lose money.





Mike Azariah
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#18 - 2017-05-22 01:58:36 UTC
Or you could hit f12 in game, second tab has a series of videos about eve gameplay INCLUDING one explaining bounties.

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ISD Stall
ISD STAR
#19 - 2017-05-22 05:00:43 UTC
Vortexo VonBrenner wrote:

Though the bounty system as a whole is broken at the moment,


As it stands the bounty system works as intended™ . As much as I miss the old system pilots could exploit it for profit quite easily. All you had to do was wrack up a nice bounty, kill yourself in a cheap ship with an alt, and then you received a nice payday.


Under the new system, bounty is only paid out based on the cost of the ship lost. Therefore, there is no way you can profit from killing yourself with an alt for bounty pay-outs.
For more information view this link.


As others have said above, having a bounty does not make you a valid target, so you don't need to worry about having one. If pilots want to kill you, they will regardless of a bounty.

Blade Darth
Room for Improvement
Good Sax
#20 - 2017-05-22 05:55:28 UTC
ISD Stall wrote:
As it stands the bounty system works as intended™ .
It's not a bug, it's a feature.
Honestly I have no clue how to make bounties more "real" in a world where you are immortal and have alts. Too much potential for exploit.
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