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Has anyone in the past on this server taken up bounty hunting? If so, how would you go about doing that regarding the rules? If someone wants someone else dead you can't just outright kill them, you would have to ask for '//permakill' rights correct? So would that make bounty hunting useless if you can't actually do it?

Or if they wanted them alive, you would have to ask for '//can i take you hostage?'

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29 minutes ago, Macintosh said:

Has anyone in the past on this server taken up bounty hunting? If so, how would you go about doing that regarding the rules? If someone wants someone else dead you can't just outright kill them, you would have to ask for '//permakill' rights correct? So would that make bounty hunting useless if you can't actually do it?

Or if they wanted them alive, you would have to ask for '//can i take you hostage?'

 

It has been discussed in the past. Bounty hunting is perfectly feasible and something you can certainly do in game, however you are very unlikely to get execution rights in most cases, so you would need to focus on capturing people and delivering them. Otherwise it'd be pretty awkward to take a contact to kill someone, ask permission, and get told 'no'. You'll need a good IC reason for why you don't kill people. I'd encourage you before ever trying to get a 'kill' contract to get the OOC permission of the target first. Plenty of people are more then willing to give this up, if they have good reason to be chased by bounty hunters.

 

As for taking them alive, you do not need permission to take someone hostage. That is covered under Rules 4.1, 4.2, 4.4, and 4.6.

4.1 and 4.2 cover attackers rights and initiating, and how to do it.

4.4 covers the requirements of both parties to ensure the roleplay is fun. So don't just bundle a hostage up, shove them in a car, and wordlessly drive them somewhere. Give roleplay.

4.6 covers the actual times you are allowed to kill a compliant hostage, as well as the duty of care you are required to give them and the state you must leave them in. 

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34 minutes ago, Macintosh said:

Has anyone in the past on this server taken up bounty hunting? If so, how would you go about doing that regarding the rules? If someone wants someone else dead you can't just outright kill them, you would have to ask for '//permakill' rights correct? So would that make bounty hunting useless if you can't actually do it?

This would have to be done on a limited basis, kill contracts would have to be negotiated between three parties: the party that takes out the contract, the party that fulfils the contract and the party that is the object of the contract. This is complicated as nobody can be forced to permanently kill their character, it requires full consent.

However, bounty hunting still has a place in the game, capture contracts can still be fulfilled without the consent of the object of the contract. You do not require their permission to initiate hostilities, there is no need to say //can I take you hostage, you can instigate hostilities immediately. Without out-of-character co-ordination between all parties, this is the practical limitation of bounty hunting within the game. 

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