A few days ago, I was part of an epic Thargoid battle. I wrote about it here
and also added a couple of screenshots in a later post
In those screenshots, you can see that during this battle, I killed quite a number of Thargoid Robot Fighters. The bounty for some of those was 50 Cr. For others it was only 5 Cr. And towards the end, there were a couple that were worth 55 Cr. I also killed three Thargoid Cruisers. Two of them were worth 250 Cr, the last one was 255 Cr.
What would account for those differences?
For the Thargons I could imagine the difference between active robot fighters and mere alien items, but I don't think that's it, because I've gotten 50 Cr bounties for dead robofighters before in interstellar space.
(The Thargoid battle was a reserve duty mission for the Galactic Navy, if that helps explain.)
A total of 55 ships were destroyed (plus one other item), .. Any insights on what other this other item might be?