Sunday, 23 January 2011
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.
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!
Posted by DarkAsh at 16:16:00
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