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I have a bounty it seems

The bounty system in Eve is terribly broken. Many people log in, start the training missions and mouse over the bounty hunters office. They get excited. Some of the people listed have billions of isk on them. They think, "oh I will be a bounty hunter when I grow up".

It is really not that easy. My bounty was put on me by someone in a public chatroom. They either did it for lulz or they did it to see how it works. One way or another a 5k bounty spiraled to a 20mil bounty in about 15 minutes as other people added onto it. I have no clue if they went any higher while I was logged off.

I don't actually care. If it gets much higher I'll pod myself. That is where the bounty system is broken at. If I take one toon and kill the toon with the bounty I will get the bounty. This is what people do when their bounties become to high. Right now my bounty is worth the price of my implants, minus the lp to buy them.

It's not worth my time. If someone pods me, good for them. They get twenty million. It reminds me of when I was warned about going flashy red (ie -5 sec status). I don't actually care. After working through the things that bothered me about the terrible start of this month I've relaxed a lot and shed some of my frets and worries about how badly I suck.

Last night I spent about 15-20 mil on a stack of rifters. Fully t2 fit (mins rigs) each one costs around 3-5 mil. Not bad really for a sturdy, fast little tackle ship. While I have moved 'up' from rifters for my normal pewpew operations, I only had one left for emergency small gang tackle stuff. The other day, for instance, we chased a Machariel. He was trying to bait someone else and we got a gang together to jump him.

He was pretty fast and got away. He freaked out when my rifter landed on grid. If I got under his guns and scrammed him he was dead and he knew it. It is a funny thought that such a large, badass ship is deeply terrified of a tiny, fragile frigate. This, is yet again, why everyone says that Eve is not about an iwin button ship.

He shed some tears in local about throw away tackle (me in my rifter). He then docked up, told us he was going to watch TV, and logged out.

Size comparison. Two Machariels (battleships), two drakes (battlecrusiers), a tengu (cruiser), and my rifter. You may notice that you can't see my rifter. That is how small it is. I promise you it is there. The exact center of the picture is where my ship is.

Anyway, I got more rifters because I want to do some more stuff away from my boys when I'm on alone. I hav alliance members to roam with but I've not flown with them enough to want to risk one of my bigger ships. Everyone has to learn to FC sometimes and there is a learning curve to it. While more experience is good, I'm going to approach strange and new fleet commanders like I did PvP. Small agile ships where I know what to do in them and not much isk is lost because of it.

I like that there is no shame in flying a frigate. In fact, people love that you are willing to fly that tackle frigate. You have accepted that you are probably going to explode. You have also said "I am fine with not doing a huge amount of damage". People don't like to downship anymore then people like to fly logies. It is not that they do not respect these positions. They just don't want to do them.

If Eve has anything limiting its PvP and Fleet potential, its the desire to be the damage dealing badass on grid. One of the best parts, however, is that no one looks down on you for picking that tackle frig or that logistics ship. They love you for it. They will seek you out for it.

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