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Posted: Sep 11th 2010 4:07PM (Unverified) said

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This "game" sounds way to much like the real world...

Posted: Sep 11th 2010 8:18PM Saker said

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Agree! Was thinking much the same!
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Posted: Sep 11th 2010 11:10PM Anticrawl said

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Which is why it is officially sounding like fun. I want to participate in corporate crime but I'm not a high level corporate head and I don't feel like ruining thousands of people's lives. But here I can do so, make some money and have many laughs in the process.
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Posted: Sep 11th 2010 4:10PM dudes said

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After the payback ad last week, it's life imitating art, and vice versa.

Posted: Sep 11th 2010 4:17PM Allegos said

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Does anybody else find that stories like this are the only thing interesting about EVE?

Posted: Sep 11th 2010 4:28PM Dirame said

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Sleepers... they're fun too.
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Posted: Sep 11th 2010 4:17PM (Unverified) said

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Just about the only EVE player actions that ever make blog sites are when someone pulls a big scam, further encouraging others to do the same so they can get "EVE Famous".

I guess on some level for the players it must be part of the fun.

Posted: Sep 18th 2010 2:48PM (Unverified) said

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Right, because wow player actions are reported on the BBC... No, wait, that's just when they act like little pricks to their parents.
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Posted: Sep 11th 2010 4:19PM Joshua Przygocki said

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Now imagine if this were similar to Second Life and he could cash that in for real world money...

Posted: Sep 11th 2010 4:22PM SgtBaker said

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Well he can - there are RMT shops where you can exchange your ISK to real money.
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Posted: Sep 11th 2010 8:43PM GaaaaaH said

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To clarify: converting it to real money is against the game rules and will get you banned.

I don't like when reports place a real money value on scams because people who don't know the system say things like "i don't ever want to play a game where I can lose real money", but the ingame currency is worthless unless you actually are buying it for real money (through official channels).
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Posted: Sep 11th 2010 10:23PM (Unverified) said

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He can trade the ingame isk for plex and then sell the plex. Or have a free account for the rest of his natural life and probably for a good chunk of his kids lives too.
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Posted: Sep 12th 2010 10:36AM swarmofcats said

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@fresnoboone I'm sure selling PLEX for cash is just as bannable an offense as selling ISK for cash.

PLEX allows you to convert real money to in-game currency without having to use a gold seller's website, but it doesn't allow you to convert in-game currency back to real life dollars like the gold seller might.
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Posted: Sep 17th 2010 3:10PM ComputerSherpa said

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If he can gain $45,000 at the cost of getting his account banned, I'd say that's a good deal.
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Posted: Sep 11th 2010 4:27PM Dirame said

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That was some very malicious stuff. I wouldn't feel proud of myself if I did that.

Posted: Sep 12th 2010 7:42AM Addfwyn said

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Same here, but that's how the game is, and what the people who play the game want. I guess there has to be an MMO for everyone, even those who thrive on the misery of others. Though I suppose everyone playing did sign up for the same thing really, so you have to be ready for that if you play the game.

I tried it for a while, but the prevalence and encouragement of activities like this are why I just couldn't stick with it for my main game. That said, there ARE a few good apples that make the community a lot better, but they don't offset the rest I feel.
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Posted: Sep 13th 2010 3:35PM wcanyon said

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@dymphna: Well said.
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Posted: Sep 11th 2010 4:46PM Graill440 said

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Congrats to CCP.

Posted: Sep 11th 2010 4:53PM (Unverified) said

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How come he had to get the votes in order to sell those blueprints? Is there some mechanism in the game for investment funds like this?

I'm asking as a someone who never played EVE.

Posted: Sep 11th 2010 5:04PM Pilgrim said

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Corporations are setup so that you need to have different roles, this corp was setup with a board of directors with a shareholder idea.

So yeah, scam performed well. It's why Eve is a real sandbox game
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