It all started about 1 week ago when Patrick Kasper piped up in the R1FTA public channel.
[ 2013.07.08 09:06:52 ] Patrick Kasper > guys
[ 2013.07.08 09:06:56 ] Patrick Kasper > i need some explanation
[ 2013.07.08 09:06:59 ] Patrick Kasper > anyone here?
[ 2013.07.08 09:09:31 ] Naoru Kozan > sup
[ 2013.07.08 09:09:42 ] Patrick Kasper > so a guy asked me to blow up his cyclone
[ 2013.07.08 09:09:57 ] Patrick Kasper > because he wanted to get rid of 5m bounty
[ 2013.07.08 09:10:16 ] Naoru Kozan > go hard (but have backup waiting)
[ 2013.07.08 09:10:17 ] Patrick Kasper > he was dead serious as he didnt shoot back
[ 2013.07.08 09:10:20 ] Patrick Kasper > http://r1der.eve-kill.net/?a=kill_detail&kll_id=18613253
[ 2013.07.08 09:10:25 ] Patrick Kasper > he is already dead
[ 2013.07.08 09:10:29 ] Patrick Kasper > but explain me this
[ 2013.07.08 09:11:20 ] Patrick Kasper > in my book that is more than 25m isk
[ 2013.07.08 09:11:28 ] Naoru Kozan > K Bifstik
[ 2013.07.08 09:11:36 ] Naoru Kozan > just place a 40 mil bounty on him XD
[ 2013.07.08 09:11:51 ] Patrick Kasper > LOL
[ 2013.07.08 09:11:58 ] Patrick Kasper > best thing
[ 2013.07.08 09:12:04 ] Patrick Kasper > ingame the mail is only worth 85m
[ 2013.07.08 09:12:14 ] Patrick Kasper > IF he comes back and lets me kill him again
[ 2013.07.08 09:12:21 ] Patrick Kasper > i'll give you half the loot
[ 2013.07.08 09:12:48 ] Naoru Kozan > omg he just convoed me
A confused K Bifstik sends me a private convo.
[ 2013.07.08 09:12:49 ] K Bifstik > May I ask what this is about?
[ 2013.07.08 09:13:09 ] Naoru Kozan > i think you look like a rather shady character
[ 2013.07.08 09:13:24 ] K Bifstik > And you've seen me where?
[ 2013.07.08 09:13:33 ] Naoru Kozan > saw you in local
[ 2013.07.08 09:13:57 ] Naoru Kozan > didn't like the cut of your jib
[ 2013.07.08 09:14:23 ] K Bifstik > Nautical phrase. Local where?
[ 2013.07.08 09:14:35 ] Naoru Kozan > oh in the local chat window
[ 2013.07.08 09:15:23 ] K Bifstik > Seems to be a rather capricious use of ISK
[ 2013.07.08 09:15:38 ] Naoru Kozan > kind of
[ 2013.07.08 09:15:47 ] Naoru Kozan > but it did amuse me
[ 2013.07.08 09:16:10 ] K Bifstik > Two can play this game you know[ 2013.07.08 09:16:26 ] Naoru Kozan > wear the bounty like a badge of pride
[ 2013.07.08 09:17:46 ] K Bifstik > My "hobby" is to help new players get started -- and they won't let me help when I have a bounty. Your amusement is more important than that?
[ 2013.07.08 09:18:07 ] Naoru Kozan > /emote shrugs
[ 2013.07.08 09:18:16 ] Naoru Kozan > i've given advice to newer players when i have a bounty
[ 2013.07.08 09:18:24 ] Naoru Kozan > didn't make much difference
[ 2013.07.08 09:19:43 ] K Bifstik > Normally I'd offer good luck in parting. But in this case, it's just thanks for nothing
[ 2013.07.08 09:19:53 ] Naoru Kozan > fly safe
Meanwhile back in the R1FTA public channel.
[ 2013.07.08 09:18:04 ] Patrick Kasper > i honestly somehow feel sorry for that guy
[ 2013.07.08 09:20:33 ] Naoru Kozan > [09:19:43] K Bifstik > Normally I'd offer good luck in parting. But in this case, it's just thanks for nothing
[ 2013.07.08 09:20:35 ] Naoru Kozan > awwwwwww
[ 2013.07.08 09:20:50 ] Naoru Kozan > does this make me a bad person?
[ 2013.07.08 09:21:07 ] Patrick Kasper > a bit, yes
I thought that would be the end of this matter....but a few days later I get another private convo from Mr Bifstik.
[ 2013.07.10 09:56:18 ] K Bifstik > good evening. remember me?
[ 2013.07.10 09:56:24 ] Naoru Kozan > nope
[ 2013.07.10 09:56:33 ] Naoru Kozan > have we met before?
[ 2013.07.10 09:57:30 ] K Bifstik > seems so -- you put a bounty on me several days ago -- and I could not remember encountering you
[ 2013.07.10 09:58:29 ] Naoru Kozan > ah ok
[ 2013.07.10 09:58:53 ] K Bifstik > and I'm still trying to understand that whole affair
[ 2013.07.10 09:59:12 ] Naoru Kozan > have you seen "Batman Begins"?
[ 2013.07.10 09:59:27 ] K Bifstik > nope
[ 2013.07.10 09:59:38 ] Naoru Kozan > or was that the dark night? sec let me check google
[ 2013.07.10 10:00:08 ] Naoru Kozan > anywho there is a really good line from Alfred in that film
[ 2013.07.10 10:00:12 ] K Bifstik > i understand who the dark knight is
[ 2013.07.10 10:01:04 ] K Bifstik > and the quote is?
[ 2013.07.10 10:01:46 ] Naoru Kozan > Some men aren't looking for anything logical, like money. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn.
[ 2013.07.10 10:02:29 ] K Bifstik > ok, i understand the concept. to whom are we referring?
[ 2013.07.10 10:02:53 ] Naoru Kozan > you were wondering why i put a bounty on you
[ 2013.07.10 10:03:02 ] K Bifstik > still am
[ 2013.07.10 10:03:26 ] Naoru Kozan > i did it because it amused me at the time
[ 2013.07.10 10:04:29 ] K Bifstik > see, when you did that you said we had encountered each other during a chat session. but we had never chatted directly so it means you were present during my public chat with someone else
[ 2013.07.10 10:05:00 ] K Bifstik > and i thik i recall when that might have been
[ 2013.07.10 10:06:17 ] K Bifstik > the really curious thing is that numerous bounties are loaded onto my character at the same time by people whom i do not know or have not directly encountered
[ 2013.07.10 10:06:34 ] K Bifstik > like you
[ 2013.07.10 10:07:01 ] Naoru Kozan > mmmhmmm
[ 2013.07.10 10:07:35 ] K Bifstik > see why i'm so curious?
[ 2013.07.10 10:07:53 ] Naoru Kozan > does it really matter?
[ 2013.07.10 10:08:51 ] K Bifstik > well, yes it does. implies that someone is affecting my game play for reasons unknown or not understood by me.
[ 2013.07.10 10:09:27 ] K Bifstik > and i think you know who that person is
[ 2013.07.10 10:11:22 ] Naoru Kozan > have another 10 mil bounty <3
[ 2013.07.10 10:12:07 ] K Bifstik > and the game continues
[ 2013.07.10 10:13:48 ] K Bifstik > so here's my game plan. the bounties now come from people who already have high bounties on them, so they are immune from retaliation
[ 2013.07.10 10:14:30 ] K Bifstik > but you, and a couple others who originally participated, have none or low bounty levels
[ 2013.07.10 10:14:50 ] Naoru Kozan > yeah i lost a few ships last night which wiped out my bounty
[ 2013.07.10 10:15:11 ] K Bifstik > so whenever i get a new bounty, i'll add an equivalent amount to your total and those others
[ 2013.07.10 10:15:47 ] K Bifstik > since, of course, it does not really matter to you
[ 2013.07.10 10:16:30 ] Naoru Kozan > nope
[ 2013.07.10 10:16:37 ] Naoru Kozan > having a bounty does not worry me at all
[ 2013.07.10 10:16:59 ] K Bifstik > the bounty system in this game is really deficient and subject to abuse. but that's the way it is
[ 2013.07.10 10:18:10 ] Naoru Kozan > ok
[ 2013.07.10 10:18:19 ] K Bifstik > bye[ 2013.07.10 10:18:24 ] Naoru Kozan > o/
Ok, now this is starting to verge onto EVE stalker territory. Two days later I recieve an eve-mail from El Bifsticko.
From: K Bifstik
Sent: 2013.07.11 17:08
To: Naoru Kozan,
Even though you state that bounties are no big deal, you have eliminated yours. But if I get another one I'm going to share it with you until I find out who is at the bottom of my "infestation"
From: Naoru Kozan
Sent: 2013.07.12 01:39
To: K Bifstik,
Losing ships is a hazard of the trade when you pvp. Since the bounty seems so important to you I put another one on you :)
Fly safe o/
5 days later:
From: K Bifstik
Sent: 2013.07.17 03:34
To: Naoru Kozan,
Everyone who contributed to my new bounty load got the same bounty I did. You're welcome
Then another private convo:
[06:49:30] Naoru Kozan > o/
[06:49:50] K Bifstik > Please let me know when you're ready for more bounty
[06:50:10] Naoru Kozan > have another 30 mil
[06:50:14] Naoru Kozan > ^^
[06:51:03] K Bifstik > Believe me, you will if I will
"He Mad" doesn't really apply anymore. "He unstable" seems way more accurate. I've also learnt through supa sekret intel channels that a certain Tusker has a deal with K Bifstik to help clear his bounty by blowing up his ship. But this unscrupulous individual has been bountying Mr Bifstik on a neutral alt. Guess there are bad apples in every pirate corp :)
Sugar seemed bemused at how easily I throw ISK away. But those few clicks have provided heaps of entertainment. Sure that 100mil or so could have bought a pile of frigates or cruisers....but you can't attach an ISK value to the random human drama you can provoke in this game with a simple mouse click.