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Posted: Aug 10th 2008 11:18AM (Unverified) said

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Yea but whats the most that anyone ever stole from a corporation?

Posted: Aug 10th 2008 12:27PM Crsh said

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The best part about the risk factor in Eve is that it's completely intended by CCP, it's an integral part of the game and has been so from the very beginning. I love that about Eve personally, it also adds a good twist to RPing.

Eve has minimal rules and safe-guards about player interactions, CCP won't intervene if you've been mislead or scammed (as long as it's playing by the defined rules, of course), it's up to you to be on your toes. Definitely something that's lacking in many MMOs.

Posted: Aug 11th 2008 8:48AM Brendan Drain said

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In addition to the high cost of trusting the wrong person, it's important to remember that the converse is also true. Being trustworthy is in itself a valuable comoddity in EVE and having a long and proven track record of trustworthy public dealings opens up a lot of doors for players. Chribba, for example, is widely trusted in the EVE community and runs his "third party" escrow service for big trades and business deals.

Due to trustworthy names behind them, entites like EBank are able to succeed despite a few high profile bank scams in the past. I myself have been able to run two massive public investment schemes worth a total of 60 billion isk which sold out extremely quickly. I've since closed them down but it's nice to know that if I ever wanted to start them up again, people would be more than happy to trust me with their isk.

Posted: Aug 11th 2008 8:55AM Brendan Drain said

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The EIB scam claimed a value of 790 billion but that was determined to be fake. The highest confirmed amount would be this:
http://eve.klaki.net/heist/
Note that the Tech 2 blueprints have since increased in value tenfold and continue to rise.

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