A bounty is when you place money for a person or their building to be destoryed.
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A bounty is a certain amount of credits placed on a player's head ("kill") or building ("destroy"). Bounties can be placed automatically by factions, or by players for any ingame reasons. Placing and viewing all bounties is possible on the universal bounty board, accessible on all planets and starbases. . Besides, a list of the pilots with the highest bounties on them is available under the Most Wanted tab.
Faction bounties are active for a certain amount of time and will be removed automatically if not collected. Faction bounties under 5,000 credits will be active (or extend a current faction bounty) for 30 days, higher faction bounties for 60 days.
Placing a Bounty Placing a bounty is possible under the bounty board's Place tab. The miminum bounty reward is 25,000 credits. Once you have placed your bounty, it will not be visible to the public immediately. Due to game design and anti-abuse reasons, your bounty will be first queued for 24 hours. After this time has passed, your bounty will be made public with a GNN news entry, and bounty hunters may collect it then. You can see and cancel all your queued and placed bounties under the Placed Bounties tab. You may not place more than one kill and one destroy bounty on the same player; these are the only restrictions. Editing a placed bounty is not possible directly, but only by cancelling the old bounty and placing a new one.
Bounty Hunting One may get actively involved in bounty hunting by seeking and destroying players or one of their buildings with bounties on them. Since constantly looking up the bounty board can be quite tiresome, there are special software tools available in the Ship Equipment centers under Specials on planets and starbases. These so-called Bounty Links come in three implementations:
Bounty Link I
Shows if a player has a bounty on his/her head in the other ships window of the nav screen.
Bounty Link II
In addition, bounty rewards are shown too.
Bounty Link III
In addition, building bounties and rewards are shown too.
Bounty links also give additional options in the ambush screen. [MECH:Raiding & Ambush].
By clicking on a player's name in the other ships window, the bounty origins on him/her will be listed, as seen in the left image (with bounty link II or III).
A red name means at least one faction bounty, a yellow one signalizes only player bounties.