Sunday, 23 January 2011

New Bounty Hunter System



So the last few days I've been working on setting up a bounty hunter system. The select few who've had a sneak preview are really excited about it. There are several ways I could have implemented this, but after much yapping and drafting, this is how RoBs bounty system works:

Regular bounty system


You can post up to 3 bounties at a time. You post the ID of the vampire you want the bounty to be on, the TOTAL amount of money you want to give for the COMPLETE job, and finally the amount of times you want them killed. So for example if you say you want to pay $10,000 to have RoB-Bot (2) killed 100 times, that money pays for 100 kills, not per kill.

Players can then accept the bounty and carry out the task. There is no limit to how many people can accept a certain bounty. BUT only the person who completes the task FIRST gets the money!

When a player has accepted the bounty and kills the person the bounty is on, the battle news is slightly changed as shown below:


2011-01-22 22:31:22 -  VidBot (3) killed you in battle [ Bounty by DarkAsh (1) ]

You can check the status on the 'your bounty' page to see how many more kills you have left to do, and there you will find the link to claim the money.  It's down to you to actively checking the bounty page. The idea is to get on on the bounties first and get kills before anyone else. If you see other vampires half way through the kill amount and you feel you would not be able to catch up, then simply do not bother and wait for the next opportunity.

Coven Exp bounty system
The coven exp bounty system works almost the same. Anybody in a coven can post a bounty for your coven to help gain exp. The bounty must first join your coven, then accept your bounty and earn whatever set exp you want. When they hit that, they can claim the prize and then leave the coven.

Coven wars
I decided against adding a bounty system just to benefit war exp for the coven war system. Main reasons being as we go through testing different methods, things will change. You can still use this system to benefit a war, just set a coven exp amount for your coven during a war period. You can even contact the bounty and ask him if they will target the opposing coven.

Hopefully from this, people will build relationships and continue working with people outside of this system, of course doing it through this system is more secure as well as the benefit of the bounty battle news message.

Head over to the market area in the Dead City to check it out.

Please give any feedback or bugs found here.

Thanks & enjoy!
Ash

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

SWEET.

Mesa approves <3

Ravyn Alexion Darkbourne (214404) said...

Can I be Jango Fett? :P

Anonymous said...

sounds good,oh and 1ST

Anonymous said...

Nice XD

Anonymous said...

Wow

Stephenie Mirisha™ said...

o.o Just looked at it, this seems really cool.

Anonymous said...

WOW

Scarlet Elizabeth. said...

You should make it to where the personal has the option of making their bounty Anonymous. But other than that Great job!

#47 said...

Call me Boba Lugosi.

Shardy said...

Holly Smoky,,WOOOOO...

Now that sounds interesting an fun,,,
I always need more to occupy my time..

Ty Ash...~hugs~

Rez said...

Anonymous bounty isn't good, how will people retaliate? If you're too scared to let people know that you paid to kill someone, don't do it.

Rez said...

I don't like the idea of anonymous bounty. How will people retaliate? If you're too scared to let people know that you paid to have someone killed, don't do it.

Rez said...

I assume zaps don't count? Just had a look through the list and am wondering how some people that accept the bounty think they have a snowball's chance of completing it. ;)

Anonymous said...

Freaking awesome! Thanks Ash!

Anonymous said...

like the idea but how is it going to work for the war system whats stopping a coven from putting bounties on a coven so they can win a war? just asking!!

Anonymous said...

very nice ash finnaly something im good at. lol!

Boudica_Iceni_Queen said...

Oooooo... a way to make money and kill? WooT! Way to go Ash!!! Love it. ;)

Anonymous said...

Awesome! One person keeps killing me but i'm too low rank to kill them, so now I can put a bounty them! 8D

Drakenette (288421) said...

This is FKN awesome Ash! WHOOO! About time you brought something like this to ROB! Can't tell ya, how many times I would have liked to kill some of the higher levels but can't! :P But now they will die!!! mwahahaha! The Coven bounty seems interesting as well, but I am still kind of confused to how it works...

Drakenette (288421) said...

Never mind I figured out the coven bounty and it's a good idea!

Anonymous said...

cool

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