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Players can acquire the bounty hunter title through a quest available to citizens of Military Stage 4 (Town) nodes and potentially their vassals or affiliated nodes.[1][2]

  • Bounty hunters are able to see corrupted players on their map.[3]
  • The accuracy of bounty hunter maps is determined by a player's progression in the bounty hunter system.[4]
  • Bounty hunter status can be toggled on or off.[5]
  • Corrupted players may kill bounty hunters without acquiring additional corruption score.[6]

Player corruption

When you gain that corruption you have the potential of losing your completed items, your weapon, your armor, stuff that is very difficult to achieve; and then the other aspect of that is, that in order to deter basically players taking alternate characters and saying this is my PK alt, the more players you kill, the more corruption you gain, the higher your combat efficacy in PVP diminishes. If you're out there and you killed you know 20 players... you will not be able to perform in PVP any longer. You will need to take that character and go work off that corruption. The other aspect of corruption is that if you kill another player, who is a non-combatant and the level disparity between you and that player is great, you will gain a higher amount of corruption from that single kill. To the point where you should not be killing a level one character.[7]Steven Sharif

If a combatant (purple) player kills a non-combatant (green) player in Pvp, they will be flagged as corrupt (red).[8]

  • A player’s corruption score increases with each non-combatant player killed.[2]
  • The wider the level disparity between the players, the more corruption will be gained.[2]
  • Corruption penalties occur as the corruption is gained.[9] The higher the corruption score:
  • Corruption has a visible effect on a player’s appearance.[13]
  • A corrupt player’s location is revealed to bounty hunters on their world map.[8]
  • If a non-combatant attacks a corrupt player, the non-combatant will not flag as a combatant.[14]

The more corruption you gain, the less effective you become in PvP and there's going to be a certain period at which point you have gained enough corruption that you're going to be gearless and you're also going to have a massive reduction in your PvP efficacy.[15]Steven Sharif

Reward without risk is meaningless... Corruption is just another word for risk.[16]Steven Sharif

You can't necessarily time perfectly you know the damage or understand even the health of the player. Unless you were in their party you cannot see an opponent's health as well so that's another component that you know adds risk.[17]Steven Sharif

Removing corruption

The primary means to remove corruption is through death. Multiple deaths may be necessary to remove all corruption.[14]

  • An alternate way to remove corruption is through religious quests. These quests are considered time sinks.[19]

It's not going to be easy or quick but it is probably going to be the only other way to get rid of corruption other than dying.[19]Jeffrey Bard

Corrupt players killing bounty hunters

Corrupted players potentially gain rewards for killing bounty hunters.[21]

Bounty hunter maps

Players with a high enough corruption score will be visible on the world and mini maps. These players will have markers posted on the map by an NPC from a Military node of at least stage 4 (Town), and will only be granted to players who have the Bounty hunter title.[22] The accuracy of bounty hunter maps is determined by a player's progression in the bounty hunter system.[4]

Taverns are one of the locations that bounties will be posted. As players gain corruption, taverns may offer bounties to eliminate those players; or have a specific area cleared of problem players, thus giving a POI (point of interest) on the world map.[23]

See also