Consistently short changed by gal cop

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Consistently short changed by gal cop

Post by Duggan » Mon May 28, 2012 1:35 pm

I often scoop the escape capsules from my bounty hunting. I get the 30 odd g for totalling the Pirates vessel . But when I scoop up the rogue and hand him/ it /her over at the nearest main station I get a petulant message to the effect of " Instead of an Insurance payment of 500g you receive a bounty chit for 23g".. Me thinks the deal I get from these transactions are indeed bounty chit :)

Anyhow..I reckon I'm gonna start dropping them off at hermits or seedy space bars in future to see if I can get a fairer deal.
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Re: Consistently short changed by gal cop

Post by Cody » Mon May 28, 2012 1:39 pm

<chortles> GalCop (or whoever actually polices/controls stations) are just plain crooked!
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Re: Consistently short changed by gal cop

Post by Tricky » Mon May 28, 2012 7:32 pm

The odd backhander to the police, NotW style, sometimes works. :wink:

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Re: Consistently short changed by gal cop

Post by Tricky » Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:54 am

GalCop sure are cheap around here...

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Re: Consistently short changed by gal cop

Post by Diziet Sma » Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:34 am

Hey.. it's Riedquat.. they probably counted themselves lucky to get anything!
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Re: Consistently short changed by gal cop

Post by SandJ » Mon Jun 04, 2012 2:32 pm

Tricky wrote:GalCop sure are cheap around here...

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Re: Consistently short changed by gal cop

Post by wthomas33065 » Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:44 pm

what!?!... you can scoop escape pods!? another difference from the original. Great. I was just vaporizing them instead.

I'll have to try that next time.

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Re: Consistently short changed by gal cop

Post by Tricky » Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:58 pm

wthomas33065 wrote:what!?!... you can scoop escape pods!? another difference from the original. Great. I was just vaporizing them instead.

I'll have to try that next time.
Oh you can vapourize them if you want. Especially if you've been contracted to organise a "retirement party" :twisted:

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Re: Consistently short changed by gal cop

Post by Commander McLane » Mon Jun 04, 2012 8:06 pm

wthomas33065 wrote:what!?!... you can scoop escape pods!? another difference from the original.
I don't think that this is a difference. I'm fairly confident that I scooped escape pods on the C64. If there's a difference, it's that in Oolite the escape pod isn't automatically turned into a ton of slaves, but treated separately from the rest of your cargo.

There are generally much fewer differences than you seem to assume. Oolite is, after all, a recreation of Elite.

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Re: Consistently short changed by gal cop

Post by Specialist290 » Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:57 pm

This may be an OXP-only feature, but I've found that if you rescue Galactic Navy personnel, you get a pretty hefty reward indeed. I think I got around 1000 Cr for delivering a 4-star admiral, though how he lost his ship (and why he was on anything other than a Behemoth) I'll never know.

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Re: Consistently short changed by gal cop

Post by HAL » Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:15 pm

Docking in Usralaat, I handed over a prisoner, and got a bounty of 20.3Cr. The insurance fee of 500Cr went to governmental taxes. Not happy.

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Re: Consistently short changed by gal cop

Post by Disembodied » Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:01 pm

HAL wrote:Docking in Usralaat, I handed over a prisoner, and got a bounty of 20.3Cr. The insurance fee of 500Cr went to governmental taxes. Not happy.
Hi HAL, welcome to the boards! Sadly this sort of thing is all too common these days ... that said, there are other occasions when you can hand over a captured pirate, expecting a smallish bounty, but instead get a decent insurance payoff because the local officials have been bribed. Of course, this does mean that there's a pirate who gets straight back into the spacelanes, to prey on more innocent traders. It's scant comfort but at least the prisoner you handed over is now out of circulation ...

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Re: Consistently short changed by gal cop

Post by Cody » Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:17 pm

Welcome aboard, HAL... ain't GalCop wonderful! I have been known to shoot-up the nav buoy of a station where that has happened!
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Re: Consistently short changed by gal cop

Post by Rese249er » Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:21 pm

When I'm on the hunt, I lase escape capsules with pirates. When I AM the pirate, I scoop the pod for the payoff. I'm a screwball like that. :twisted: :lol:
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Re: Consistently short changed by gal cop

Post by Cody » Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:26 pm

Rese249er wrote:When I'm on the hunt, I lase escape capsules with pirates.
You do scoop them first, I hope?
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