Bounty from 4 or 5 months ago ( maybe longer ) were a lot of fun. You might have needed 90k - 130k points to get all the new content. In this bounty I add up 350k required (without skins) a 3 fold increase.
In the last 3 or 4 bounty's there was really only 1 or 2 KixEye bases that were 'worth the damage' you took in them after you had figured how to approach it. Once you did; hitting those 1 or 2 targets could get you enough points to get you well on the way to getting the new content in the 24 hours by grinding. What I am 'reading' into the scaling of payouts is that I expect to see the manageable targets payout out 1/4 of what they did. ( I am totally guessing, obviously, but it seems to be the 'starting' point of every event with adjustments made as the event goes on.
If this turns out to be the case [please prove me wrong] you'll have everyone skipping the kixeye bases and instead farming the little guys right off the start. The kixeye targets will just clutter the screen being part of the cause of the huge lag which seems to accompany Bounty. No one is going to hit a target that takes pretty close to 5 min to destroy and take more than 30 min of damage for 1,000 points... remember you likely are aiming at 350k ... a 1k payout would mean hitting 350 bases.
I'm still hoping Bounty is nothing like this and Kixeye have really made some positive changes.
[ Edit: So I wasn't wrong. So disappointed. Grinding away getting about 1/2 the points from last bounty during the 1st day for similar damage and repair costs. Sure you can do a 70 for very little damage and 1000 points ... 350x ... Epic fail ]
can you jump during bounty
BOUNTY is a joke. Thats all I have to say.
Pirates, please note that we have made some changes to the FM prizes. Scroll to the bottom to see what's new. https://www.kixeye.com/forum/discussion/777489