In my view power play is really lucrative for bounty hunters at the present time.
Despite the complex mechanics that are behind the expansion of the power, is quite simple for someone that is combat oriented and used to hunting in res nav beacon, interdict etc...
I aligned with Hudson as his way of power is combat oriented, also i am raking in federation so it was natural.
I hit the rank 5 in the first week, just undermining near system ( usually those system that are near Nanoman ) as i think they could be conquered by Hudson.
Upkeeping the rank take me a couple of day of interdiction, i fly a a-rated combat python so usually put down a wing of 3 before the FSD cooldown. (most of them are trasport so its quite easy) its 90 point for a wing of 3.
I am surprised of how much cr one can earn in a couple of hours of hunting in high res.
If someone is interested we can have a wing I found a couple of res near a station in which spawn 2 or 3 medium ships at time ( 2 clipper, 2 python, 2 dropship ) all of theam are master to deadly.
system: PSPF-LF 2
Usually is a barrage of pirate ships, I started to play just before 1.2 and i ve never seen so many pirates in a single res, they just spawn as soon i destroy one.
So come to have fun togheter cmdr