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Posted: Sep 11th 2010 8:46PM GaaaaaH said

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He needed to get a majority vote to unlock them (make them able to be picked up) without them being unlocked, they could still be used (i think).

To prevent him from getting a majority vote, he was given a small amount of votes, with 'trusted' people given a share of the majority. Through various incompetencies of the trusted people he managed to acquire a majority and thus was able to win a vote by himself to be able to take it all.
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Posted: Sep 11th 2010 9:18PM Icemasta said

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Eve's corporations are just like corporation IRL. You have share holders, they each own a certain amount of shares. Then you have share holder's vote. Things designated to go though share holders are created on corporation initiation and then modified with further share holder's vote. Share holder's vote weigh is the same as IRL, each share counts as a point. If you own 50%+1 shares of a company, you can pass any vote since even if they oppose it, you own the majority of the shares and they can't do shit about it.

If you set a certain station to be accessible to all corp member but corp members cannot retrieve the item without the share holder's vote, there is no way for you to steal the items, but you can still use the item from the location. In this case (I assume), they had the blueprint locked in an alt starbase/POS, with a copying facility to make copies, but the blueprint itself was locked in and could not be retrieved unless a vote passed.

In this case, assuming everyone had 200 shares each(20% each, 1000 total), the scammer probably asked to create 1000+x shares, this allowed him to gain majority and do anything he wishes.
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Posted: Sep 13th 2010 12:05AM Lateris said

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In terms of the bank system- yes.
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Posted: Sep 11th 2010 5:07PM Dril said

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Ahhhh, capitalism. How I love thee.

Posted: Sep 11th 2010 8:22PM Saker said

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Why sane countries have these things called checks and balances, they have regulators, and the law (and hopefully firing squads at the ready with nice brick walls to line the scum against and EXECUTE THEM!)
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Posted: Sep 11th 2010 8:58PM (Unverified) said

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That's not capitalism. In a capitalism, theft of property would be crime taken seriously, subject to police intervention, not canned reproachment of victims to be more careful next time. EVE is a mongrel of anarchy and corporate feudalism. If CCP's marketting ever boasted of EVE being pure capitalism in action, their pride is misplaced.
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Posted: Sep 11th 2010 11:15PM nomoredroids said

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I'm sorry, but what does this have to do with Capitalism?
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Posted: Sep 12th 2010 8:43PM LaughingTarget said

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Unfortunately, people consistently confuse capitalism with corporate statism, a system where the national government has significant control over factors of production through regulation and taxation. Legitimate capitalism does not exist on the planet.

Because of this confusion, scam actions in EvE are confused as a feature of a capitalist society.
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Posted: Sep 11th 2010 5:20PM Scuffles said

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See I'm fine with people in theory being able to pull shit like this ..... but there is absolutely nothing the player base can do to penalize such actions.

..... Oooo so they put a bounty on him ... he gets his jollys off seeing his face on the giant space TVs and simply rolls another character or hell starts another account. The only thing he/she/it has to manage is not to let on that they are who they are.

Best case scenario someone sees him and pods him..... and he re spawns .......

Posted: Sep 11th 2010 9:17PM (Unverified) said

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He can use an alt to kill himself for the bounty and add that amount to his stash :-).
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Posted: Sep 11th 2010 5:39PM (Unverified) said

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Hasn't anyone learned anything from the past?

http://www.wirm.net/nightfreeze/part1.html

Posted: Sep 11th 2010 6:17PM (Unverified) said

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video games: serious business.

Posted: Sep 11th 2010 6:28PM PaterFrog said

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lolerskates

Posted: Sep 11th 2010 6:46PM (Unverified) said

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Well put a fat bounty on his head and report on the pilot who takes him down, aye?

Posted: Sep 11th 2010 7:09PM Psychotic Storm said

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make an alt kill yourself claim your own bounty?
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Posted: Sep 11th 2010 7:59PM Efithor said

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I recall when Titans4U started, and almost invested 10 million. Guess my nerd senses were tingling.

Posted: Sep 11th 2010 9:46PM (Unverified) said

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I think at this point if i was him id sell the loot for real money and if i wanted to keep playing buy another account :)

Posted: Sep 12th 2010 8:31AM Psychotic Storm said

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re read my comment, there is no way to get money out, but you can get money in.

I am not discussing if he can legally make money out of it, he cannot, but all these ISK worth money as EVE allows real money to be converted to ISK via PLEX legally.

And I doubt all these billions were only ingame generated ISK.
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Posted: Sep 11th 2010 10:53PM ChaosInc said

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Interesting. In-game materials that can be sold for out-of-game profit....

I laugh at the last person who told me that it wasn't possible for EVE to affect real life wallets. Kudos on the scam to the guy; Well played!

However this just chalks up another tally mark on why I'll never play. Asides for micro-transactions/subscription fees, I have issues with games having the potential to affect real life in such a manner. And to the trolls itching to reply, no, this is nowhere near the same as gold-farming, so save the argument.

Posted: Sep 12th 2010 12:27AM GaaaaaH said

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You can't take it out without involving the RMT sites (bad idea)
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