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Posted: Jan 21st 2009 6:54PM (Unverified) said

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Great - now THEY will want a bail out!

Posted: Jan 26th 2009 3:28AM (Unverified) said

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Isn't this sort of like crying about getting PK'ed and someone looting your body before you got back to it in UO? Or a better example are the player run 'banks' in secondlife that disappeared overnight along with the virtual money? Technicalities are different but the principal is the same.

If the server was hacked or the player used a exploit then that's one thing. But just like no one held a gun to a player in secondlife head to deposit their lindens with this 'bank', nor is their any guarantee your corpse will still have all your phat l00t in UO, same here. They gambled in game and lost. Suck it up and stop crying.

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Posted: Jan 21st 2009 7:06PM (Unverified) said

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What's the conversion rate from ISK to US dollars again? I'd love to know the real-world value of something like this.

Posted: Jan 21st 2009 7:11PM (Unverified) said

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Just google EVE Online ISK and see what the sites are charging :P

Anyways, this is why I love EVE and why I'll be returning to it within the year.
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Posted: Jan 21st 2009 7:20PM (Unverified) said

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It looks like 80 billion ISK amounts to worth about $350, at least according to one website I saw.
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Posted: Jan 21st 2009 7:14PM Kalu said

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Your looking at around $35 u.s dollars for about 600Mil isk.

Posted: Jan 21st 2009 10:36PM (Unverified) said

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intresting so would that be consider a in game mech part of the world or not.

in other words would that be a Role called bank embezler?

Posted: Jan 22nd 2009 2:15AM Firebreak said

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Well as long as he does not sell it for real world money then it is all a game mechanic.

Now selling the isk breaks the EULA and can bring down a ban on his account.
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Posted: Jan 22nd 2009 2:26AM Graill440 said

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This is truly amazing.....that the ignorant still believe shit like this is any suprise in EVE. The last time i checked the penalty for embezzlement was jail and nearly 100% of those caught doing it are punished.

This person was caught doing it, like every other scheme in EVE, they were all named and caught, but the devs will do nothing and the players cant do anything but sniffle about it.

Now like anyone else, a new cc, a new sub and repeat, knowing nothing will ever happen to them.

EVE, no consequence, no punishment, the game for narcissist.

Posted: Jan 22nd 2009 8:25AM (Unverified) said

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Graill - it's a game, and one of the commodities in it is trust.

That character, and any known mains, will be never be trusted again by any substantial organisation. The player has sacrificed their friendships and that earned trust for in game currency. Sure, they can go on to do the same thing again, but they'll have to build up a network of trust in complete isolation from all their previous in-game friends, or they'll be found out.

That might not be a public lynching, it's not zero-consequence. :)
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Posted: Jan 22nd 2009 8:12PM (Unverified) said

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You do know that scamming like this is deliberately allowed by the creator of the game right? The EVE world is a dark place, and you have no one but yourself to blame if you get scammed. Hell, they even tell you that in the TUTORIAL.

Everyone who choose to invest into a player run IPO or Bank understand (or should've) that there's always a risk of losing it all. Don't want to risk it? run your own operation then.



On the other hand, scams on GTC sale and character transfer are strictly forbidden. Just don't expect the Dev to hold your hand in the game.
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Posted: Jan 22nd 2009 4:03AM Psychotic Storm said

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its a nice sandbox game, it does sound surprising that there is no legal system though, player created or otherwise.

Posted: Jan 22nd 2009 11:07AM (Unverified) said

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There may not be an official legal system for players, but there are bounties placed on the heads of the wanted.

I'm also sure it took more than a year for this person to build up the trust-network needed to secure those kind of funds.

Posted: Jan 22nd 2009 12:23PM (Unverified) said

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lu5t - The bounty system is a joke because there are no penalties for death. If his previous employers were to place a large enough bounty on his head to make it worth it, he'd just let a buddy whack him and they'd split the proceeds... which in the end would only result in him increasing the score of his heist.

Posted: Apr 2nd 2009 9:54AM (Unverified) said

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I've heard much about such games, but didn't have a chance to give them a try. All the games I have ever played are downloaded from rapidshare ( http://rapidqueen.com ), but I think the games of such level won't be found there ((( Do you only buy them?

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