It seems as if an olive branch has been extended in the escalating conflict between CCP
and hardcore fans of the company's EVE Online
MMORPG. Arnar Hrafn Gylfason
, otherwise known as CCP Zulu
, has issued an apologetic blog post
as a followup to the controversial piece
he penned last Friday.
Zulu chalks up the confrontational tone of the previous post to the stresses surrounding CCP's recent data leaks and also advises fans that the company is flying the Council of Stellar Management
to Iceland for meetings on June 30th and July 1st. More importantly for players chaffed by CCP's assumed about-face regarding game-altering microtransactions, Zulu finally answers the burning question regarding whether or not EVE Online
will eventually see pay-to-win cash shop items.
"There are not and never have been plans to sell 'gold ammo' for Aurum
," Zulu writes, alluding to fan reactions to the Fearless
newsletter leak. While CCP certainly isn't out of the woods yet with regard to this public relations nightmare, the fact that the company is acknowledging a serious breach of customer trust, coupled with the "no gold ammo" quote, seems to be having a calming effect on the community as it waits for details to emerge from next week's emergency CSM summit.