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bounty system

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Darkman, Dec 18, 2013.

  1. Darkman

    Darkman Journeyman

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    Hi there im a old player from back before aos days , Myself and a few guildies have returned to uo recently as it still feels like home, But one of the changes we really hate is the fact that half the fun of being red was taken away,So im posting here and will try drum support from players who are like minded to get this put back in,

    We loved the bounty system it was part of what made a red player really fun to play ,Not only did it make the red mplayer want to surive more and not die hence makeing them better pvpers it also made more trammel players venture with friends into feluca to try claim that bounty,

    Yes the system can be abused and friends can hand in heads for cash ,But tbh that hurts nobody as the head would be claimed at some point anyway. The real pvpers would never let friends cash in there heads as a matter of pride.

    Anyway enough of my rant but im asking bascially can we get this feaure back into the game pls so it can breath a little more life into fel and might even bring back some of the orig pks who have quit , hence more money for ea and more fun for us without hurting anyone :)

    If u agree pls sign your names to this thread !!!! And please no flameing its just a simple request not a post for a flat our debate!
     
  2. Darkman

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    ops forgot for those who didnt play back in these days the way it worked was, If u got pked u got the option to put a oney value onto the pks head along with a murder count, Players could check board at brit bank to see which reds had bountys on them and then hunt them down with freinds or alone :) Fun part was cuting there bodys up and takeing the heads away to give to guards for bountys,

    U could also cut there heads and get there brain if u wanted to take the mic about brain size:) Or even cut there hearts out to give to that speciall someone !!!!
     
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  3. virtualhabitat

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    As long as the bounty were set up as a gold sink and not as a way for reds to collect bounties in their off hours I'm all for it.

    So the victim puts up 100k for a heart, 500k for a brain, 1mil for a head. The bounty hunter turns in the heart, brain, or head and after so many earns the title "Bounty Hunter."

    The title wears off after a while -rinse repeat.
     
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    They've said they cant bring it back because of the games age rating.
     
  5. Darkman

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    they could easily bring it back and change the blood, For god sake u can kill someone in the game and sh*t talk there ghost so i think age limit crap is bs tbh, There just being lazy, Its okay to show a devs head coverd in blood on a spike but u cant hand in a head i find that laughable :), But i do like the ideaof diffrent values and the title
     
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  6. Darkman

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    Let be honest though if we wanted cute and fluffy we all be playing wow , the fact we are not speaks volumes, Yes not everyone likes pvp but uo was designed around it and even become famous for its aspects of grief and lame game style, The fact its runing after all these years says it did something right, So instead of takeing what made this game great away why not add it back and improve on whats allrdy here, Rather than trying to make it something it will never be a cute fluffy wow clone.

    Trammel is great for those who like it and im all for those aspects of the game ,But also feluca was the birth place of uo and slowly but surley the devs are riping it apart, So instead of makeing every single patch exspansion about items and new fishing crap, Why not put back in some more of the features that made uo great in the first place, Top 3 of the top of my head would be 1,Bounty system 2. order vs chaos 3. good vs evil

    These where 3 great features in uo history which the devs saw fit to replace neon items some weird guild system and global chat, There not all bad infact they are handy ,But lets not destroy the game we love trying to be something it isnt. Maybe if we had some devs who actually played back in the day or actually pvped then they might have a small idea, No offence to current staff there doing a good job but theres more to uo than items with your name on :)

    RANT OVER FOR NOW !!!
     
  7. MrWilliams

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    I would also like to support the reintroduction of this system ;)
     
  8. Viper09

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    If you can think of a way to make this idea happen without having pks exploit it for their own gain, I'm in.
     
  9. Captn Norrington

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    I support this 100% if the devs claim they cant do it because of the games age rating, change the age rating, its not like their gonna lose any customers from it anyways.
     
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    also like to support the reintroduction of it!
     
  11. Victim of Siege

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    and let us not forget that there are quests that require the collecting of victim's ears. How is this any less gruesome than the original bounty system?
     
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  12. Darkman

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    Thing is the orig uo was 18 + anyway :)
     
  13. Captn Norrington

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    yep lol.
     
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    Its no gold sink if the gold changes hands from one player to another.

    I was there back then and thought it was a fun part of the game.

    -Lorax
     
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    they could always add a "tax" or something to the bounty, like if the victim posts a 1 million bounty on their killer, whoever kills them would receive 900k, I know it seems like a small amount, but 100k times the hundreds of times pvpers kill each other on a daily basis across the shards....it adds up very fast, they could be draining possibly 50 million per day out of the game.
     
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    Um yeah, maybe I wasn't clear. No gold could be made in my example. The only thing a bounty hunter would get is body parts and a title.
     
  17. Darkman

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    It can easily be done as the system is allrdy in place would just need a little tweak and tbh id much rather a old system back than a silly looking fish tank which tbh looks terrible compared to the old syle player made ones :) Remember devs newer isnt allwasy better !!!
     
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    With the current game rating we can not have a bounty system, I think it was the European system that took it out. I think we have to be "M" to have it, not sure. I am not saying it is a bad idea but I can see this abused. I place a bounty on a guild member for 1 gold and then take his head and give it to him. I do not get a murder count because it is a guild member I killed and now UO is flooded with rare heads of so and so. In order to be a gold sink people would have to place a bounty on someone, how many PvPers do you really think are going to do this, IMHO not many.
     
  19. Darkman

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    thats where your wrong as i said im a old player from back in the day so actually used the orig system , And the top bounty back then reached 5 mil without anyone ever handing in the guys head, He was on of the best pkers on europa and back in those days 5 mil was a long arse farming session to get hehe :) The heads also didnt stay around cause the system had a decay timer on them u could keep them in your bag np but if u tried ot put them in a chest or lock them down at a house poof they where gone :),

    As i said its just one of the system they have taken away and as stated u can fish up body parts hunt for human ears and also collect devs heads driping with blood impaled on a spike so tbh i dont see much diffrence,. Maybe back when it got taken out it was harsh but by todays standards its a care bear show lol, Anyway enough from me for now its late, Just want to get the info out there id settle for o/c back also or good vs evil 2 other very good systems they took away for no real reason , Its about time they stoped forceing players to play the new stuff and instead give them the options of what play style they actually want which is what made ultima online the legend it is today !!!
     
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    Dude makes a point. how can they have deco of a developers head through a stake, but turning in the head of a murderer is taboo for the 3 kids that play uo
     
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    4 kids, we have one on Siege.
     
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  22. Darkman

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    Need to define the term kids though tbh. Know some 40yr old's who act like there 5 and some 20 yr olds who think there 90 lol , Either way i agree not many actual kids play uo these days there 2 busy on runescape lol kung fu panda wow lol, Which is when the devs realize this and actually stop catering to kids they might get some of there older player base back !!! Cause i know a awfull lot off them are just hanging about playing pritty much nothing looking for another uo or something close to the orig uo !!!
     
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    Wasn't the heads or the turning in of heads many religions and cultures are against the "cutting up" of corpses.... it was the action on actually cutting the corpse up.

    I agree in the system and miss it and would like something similar implemented.

    One idea would be that NO ONE in your faction or guild could get the reward for you. That would be on an account. So if your account has a character in the same guild or Faction as the Red then you can't collect their head. That might reduce the cheating of having a "buddy" do it for the reward.

    Also I agree that NO money should be given as a reward. Title and item only. Get his head on a pike and/or a death certificate for killing them but nothing else... Also this would be a good gold sink. The charge for placing a bounty would be one million...

    However there has to be some sort of loss for Reds too... I still think it would be neat if when you kill a red they go to jail.... or pay a 1 million dollar keep out of Jail fee. Otherwise spend 20 min in jail.
     
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    My ancestors were headhunters. I am offended they don't allow headhunting in this game.