The reworked skull bounty system continues expansion this update adding a reward for bountiless victims who fend off aggressive pirates. Destroying a skull bounty ship while lacking one yourself now grants every member of the crew a special new resource called bounty coins. Bounty coins can be exchanged at Tower Reckongale for one of 4 basic resources or Smuggler's Den for one of 4 rare resources.
Bounty coins are rewarded based on the size of the bounty. Every 5 gold of bounty over 15 provides an additional coin on top of a base 1 coin. Ships that fly the black flag however are worth no bounty coins until surpassing 25 bounty at which point the reward scales at a rate of 1 coin per 5 bounty.
While the new system is easily exploitable by colluding captains, hopefully skull bounties can end up rewarding for the bountiless beyond the undeniable satisfaction of dispensing justice.
Added bounty hunter coins. A new resource rewarded for claiming skull bounties when you do not have one. Coins can be exchanged for resources at Smugglers Den and Tower Reckongale.
Added heavy guided and unguided rocket pods.
Added a new challenge and cosmetic for claiming a skull bounty while being the pirate king.
Updated engine version. This may introduce weird new bugs.
Added new reputation levels to smuggler's den that unlock rare resource bounty coin exchanges.
Fixed skull bounty ships not placing bounties on their attackers when destroyed.