Gozer Sep 25, 2012 @ 12:01pm
Bounty hunter introduction help
I just got introduced to the bounty hunters in a system. The civs are neutral and UTA is hostile. The first thing I did was go to the civ base to see what's for sale but there were orange colored ships firing on me and my AI was firing on them. Then I retreated and went to a civ rep+ mission but a bunch of orange ships were around firing on me there. How can you tell what faction they are? I look in tactics but I'm only seeing the face icon on ships but no indication on what faction they are. If they are bounty hunters, why are they immediately firing on me? I've only arrived in the system and haven't done anything yet.
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Forever Sep 26, 2012 @ 10:43pm 
The icon represents what factions they are from. If its the blue color icon with people in it, it the Civilian faction. If its the red and yellow color flag or police cap, it is UTA faction. I cant remember what Bounty hunter faction icon looks like but they usually attack you when you jump to a new system with your mothership.
On the top left...on the 4rth or 5th line...it has Bounty Hunter : 0/2500 or something like that there. That shows you if they are after you. If it around 400 like I had, your bounty threat is low.
I dont know much since I have only put 22hrs into for now.
Play around like more than 40hrs, you should get the hang of it.
Hope this helps. Sorry if I confuse you somewhere.
moro Sep 27, 2012 @ 11:27am 
sounds to me like you where attcked by uta, on the tatics menu red means they hate you, orange dislike, yellow nutral. bounty hunters usaly only attck you at your mother ship or at a warpgate(alltho they can attck you just about anywhere) if you hover over a ship in the tatics menu you can get a staus of there shild, health, crew, ect. and in the top left of it there is an icon you can tell which faction they are from there. and unless your trying to get the bounty hunters blue prints then i would recomend staying on there good side, they can and will rip you to shreds if you get caught in a high level sistems.
Gozer Sep 27, 2012 @ 11:55am 
I didn't even notice the icon. I kinda figured it was the UTA. It's weird, I reloaded my save and went back to the civ base and the hostile ships were gone. Do the different factions randomly appear at each others bases for attacks?

Thanks for the help.
moro Sep 27, 2012 @ 3:24pm 
ya occasionaly when you warp into one factions base the other faction will lanch an attck on it, or theyll be chaseing a large transport. bounty hunters can apper there as well but ive only see that when they were after me.
Troppamus Sep 27, 2012 @ 7:07pm 
the different factions frequently show up at each other's bases. Although the bounty hunters will only show up if you are on their bad side. In the higher level systems, if one of the factions bases is low enough level, the attacking faction can even take it out (only saw it happen once). The bounty hunter icons are usually yellow, or at least the pods they drop are yellow, and they use ships with triangular or pointy designs. If you have a high bounty and are in a system with a bounty station the bounty hunters will attack you anywhere. They've attacked me in gate assaults, missions, stations, and at the mothe ship. It takes a lot more blueprints to aquire a bounty hunter's ship model, but its well worth it. They have some interesting builds.
Troppamus Sep 27, 2012 @ 7:13pm 
You can tell what faction the ship is by clicking on it in the tactics view. It will have the icon of their faction right across from the icon showing whether they're mad at you or not. To answer another question you had, if you leave a location and go back to it, it will be randomly generated every single time. The only things that persist are the galaxy layout, the solar system layout, and the levels of stations. When you go back to a location, the placements of ships, asteroids, and everything else is randomly generated. This is not really a persistant universe game.

Kill_The_Kittens Sep 27, 2012 @ 10:11pm 
If you're VERY popular with the bounty hunters they will occasionally HELP you at warp gates too. :3
That was epic when it happened!
moro Sep 28, 2012 @ 8:40am 
Originally posted by Kill_The_Kittens:
If you're VERY popular with the bounty hunters they will occasionally HELP you at warp gates too. :3
That was epic when it happened!
ya thats how i got the sniper achevment
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