Trailers: EVE Online: Retribution - Trailer

EVE Online: Retribution - Trailer

So the lead singer from Judas Priest has sunk to space thievery.

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While I doubt it will work, I'm going to try to cut this off at the start:

THEY CHANGED THE BOUNTY SYSTEM.

Eve has a great number of things it might be criticized for, but at least they are working on fixing the bounty system. How it has been implemented as of this expansion means that anyone can place a bounty on anyone, including entire corporations and alliances. To expand on this, the bounty is paid out in chunks, as 20% of the value of each killmail gained against the bounty target, until the bounty is depleted.

It's a wonderful expansion.

So let's say "Vic" has this huge bounty. He then contacts some friends--or uses an alt--and takes himself out. Wow--he's profited again at that corporation's expense. Have they instituted something to prevent that? Because if not, the bounty system will be the same joke it was before.

0over0:
So let's say "Vic" has this huge bounty. He then contacts some friends--or uses an alt--and takes himself out. Wow--he's profited again at that corporation's expense. Have they instituted something to prevent that? Because if not, the bounty system will be the same joke it was before.

Note that the payout is 20% of the value of each killmail earned on him. I'm going to try hard to not be insulting, but it's incredibly aggravating how simple math seems to be too much work for most people. Even if he does that and gets a payout, he/his friends are only getting back 20% of what they lost, leading to an 80% loss rather than a 100% loss. That's still a massive net loss.

To put it in simple, concrete terms:

Vic has a $1,000,000,000 bounty.
He is killed by his friends while he is flying a ship with a total worth of hull + fittings of $100,000,000.
His friends collect 20% of $100,000,000, IE: $20,000,000.
He is now down a total of $80,000,000 and his bounty is reduced to $980,000,000.

How is this hard people?

Damien Black:
How is this hard people?

It's not hard. Some people simply have an annoying habit of forming an opinion on something that they've heard ages ago, ignore any future updates and then spout their opinion about the topic, whenever they get the chance.

0over0 heard, ages ago, that it was possible to abuse the bounty system, by racking up a large bounty and then have a friend (or an alt account) shoot him down, while flying around in a cheap peashooter. The guy loses a cheap ship but collects a huge bounty. He's blissfully unaware about what the new update is about because he doesn't care about staying on top of things, when it comes to this game. He will, however, not shy away from voicing his opinion about his outdated knowledge.

You'll encounter people that behave similarly when they discussing politics, religion or whatever other hot topic you can think about. It's a whole lot easier to form an opinion about something, rather than staying up to date about it.

 

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