• 12-27-2005, 04:43 AM
Saizou
I originally wrote this in the Shichibukai thread, but felt that it would be better if it got a thread of its own. Anyway, here's my two cents' worth:

Has anyone considered that 100 million is a damn huge sum? Imagine if you got 100 million dollars. You'd be fucking rich, that's for sure. Hell, you'd be loaded even if you got 100 million mexican pesos.

Now, the government doesn't have infinite amounts of cash, and because they give out a bounty for nearly every pirate it can become very expensive very quick. Therefore, the government might feel like 100 millions is enough incentive for bounty hunters to go after a pirate of Luffy's caliber.

In short, what if the government people are cheap bastards who don't want to pay more than what is absolutely necessary? This would explain why some bounties seem to be lower than they should.
• 12-27-2005, 05:30 AM
ayruin
how many pirates with a so high bounty you think there be ? 100, 1000, 5000 ? even if there was 10,000 pirates who have a bounty of 100,000,000 berry. 10,000 * 100,000,000 = 1,000,000,000,000. one thousand billion even if a berry was equal to a dollar for the world government won't be an impossible ammout. is for example the PIL of a single nation like Italy of England not of a world organization. But these nations get these ammonut of money every year, and that is what the government have to pay if in the same moment were caught every wanted pirates, an impossible event.
• 12-28-2005, 10:35 PM
burningman
I think the belli is the equivalent of the yen. Since the audience is japanese, the currency has to be one familiar. If we read books, we prefer our currency in dollars, not yen, pesos, francs, or pounds

So a dollar is about one hundred yen or 1OO bellies
• 12-29-2005, 02:39 PM
Saizou
Quote:

Originally Posted by burningman
I think the belli is the equivalent of the yen. Since the audience is japanese, the currency has to be one familiar. If we read books, we prefer our currency in dollars, not yen, pesos, francs, or pounds

So a dollar is about one hundred yen or 1OO bellies

I think this is a quite reasonable estimate. The fact that that you can get a custom-built ship from the best shipyard in the world for 300 million bellis means that the belli can't be worth much less than 100 USD.

Quote:

Originally Posted by ayruin
how many pirates with a so high bounty you think there be ? 100, 1000, 5000 ? even if there was 10,000 pirates who have a bounty of 100,000,000 berry. 10,000 * 100,000,000 = 1,000,000,000,000. one thousand billion even if a berry was equal to a dollar for the world government won't be an impossible ammout. is for example the PIL of a single nation like Italy of England not of a world organization. But these nations get these ammonut of money every year, and that is what the government have to pay if in the same moment were caught every wanted pirates, an impossible event.

Yes, but I doubt that the world government has a system of gathering taxes as efficiently as modern countries.
There is also the enormous expense of keeping the marine corps running. The marine must have thousands of warships and hundreds of outposts to maintain in addition to the hundreds of thousands of soldiers and staff whose wages must be paid. This won't be cheap, no matter how you look at it.
Therefore, it makes sense to me that the government would want to minimize expenses, and that the government feels that paying tens or even hundreds of millions for a single man or woman is enough incentive for bounty hunters to go after them. This is actually the main point of my argument. If bounty hunters will go after a guy worth, say 50 millions, why then raise his bounty to 100, unless something truly exceptional warrants it?
• 12-29-2005, 11:47 PM
Shamgi
Quote:

Originally Posted by Saizou
Quote:

Originally Posted by burningman
I think the belli is the equivalent of the yen. Since the audience is japanese, the currency has to be one familiar. If we read books, we prefer our currency in dollars, not yen, pesos, francs, or pounds

So a dollar is about one hundred yen or 1OO bellies

I think this is a quite reasonable estimate. The fact that that you can get a custom-built ship from the best shipyard in the world for 300 million bellis means that the belli can't be worth much less than 100 USD.

Quote:

Originally Posted by ayruin
how many pirates with a so high bounty you think there be ? 100, 1000, 5000 ? even if there was 10,000 pirates who have a bounty of 100,000,000 berry. 10,000 * 100,000,000 = 1,000,000,000,000. one thousand billion even if a berry was equal to a dollar for the world government won't be an impossible ammout. is for example the PIL of a single nation like Italy of England not of a world organization. But these nations get these ammonut of money every year, and that is what the government have to pay if in the same moment were caught every wanted pirates, an impossible event.

Yes, but I doubt that the world government has a system of gathering taxes as efficiently as modern countries.
There is also the enormous expense of keeping the marine corps running. The marine must have thousands of warships and hundreds of outposts to maintain in addition to the hundreds of thousands of soldiers and staff whose wages must be paid. This won't be cheap, no matter how you look at it.
Therefore, it makes sense to me that the government would want to minimize expenses, and that the government feels that paying tens or even hundreds of millions for a single man or woman is enough incentive for bounty hunters to go after them. This is actually the main point of my argument. If bounty hunters will go after a guy worth, say 50 millions, why then raise his bounty to 100, unless something truly exceptional warrants it?

Towards ship costs, you're comparing modern ship costs to ones at that time. It's a hell of alot cheaper to build a wooden ship than a metal one, especially if it doesn't inculde a motor or anything like that.

As for bounty raising, the hunters are just as powerful as the pirates, so they'll be ranked to. The more powerful bountry hunters won't bother with the weaker bounties, it's a waste of their time, but if someone with a higher bounty shows up, then they go after him.