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Posted: Aug 12th 2011 4:25PM tk421242 said

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@warpax My underage sexually abused goat is offended that you would make such a statement.
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Posted: Aug 12th 2011 4:21PM Seffrid said

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A fool and his money are easily parted...

Posted: Aug 12th 2011 4:22PM Flicktion said

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Although I'm not a EVE fan by any means, I must admit I love the criminal aspect of it. I wish there were more MMOs that had it on such a grand scale.

Posted: Aug 12th 2011 4:35PM EndDream said

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@Flicktion I agree, I can't get into EVE it's sooo boring. But I would love to play a game with so much freedom.
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Posted: Aug 12th 2011 7:57PM missingpiece said

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@EndDream
No other game is so massive. You need 600.000 characters on the same server for scales like this.
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Posted: Aug 12th 2011 4:26PM (Unverified) said

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How do they invest the money? Is the game setup for players to create in-game accounts for players to put their money in like in the stock market? Or do they just mail the money to the players in hopes that they mail them back the money invested?

Posted: Aug 13th 2011 1:18AM Calfis said

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Its based on trust, you hand people money expecting them to keep their promises. Most of these scams comes down to people trusting the wrong people. We are all people after all, adds a degree of RL imo.
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Posted: Aug 12th 2011 4:35PM Deadalon said

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Phhffff... thats nothing. Just wait for Diablo 3

Posted: Aug 12th 2011 5:51PM Scarecrowe said

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@Deadalon
You caught me off guard on that one -- very nice!
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Posted: Aug 12th 2011 4:35PM (Unverified) said

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I love how Eve online players fancy themself smarter than players of other MMOs, yet they are the ones falling for scams every other month.

Posted: Aug 12th 2011 9:13PM Icemasta said

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3400 people actively participated in the scam, out of the hundreds of thousands of people that play EVE, nice try at generalizing though.
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Posted: Aug 12th 2011 4:45PM Mylamber said

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epic!

Posted: Aug 12th 2011 4:54PM Utakata said

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If they did that in RL they would be getting 130 year banhammer...and that's with good behavior. :(

...on another thought: How many monocoles could they buy with that?

Posted: Aug 12th 2011 5:05PM Dezyne said

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@Utakata

That's the beauty of doing it in a game. If you can't equate killing another player in game to killing a person, you cant equate stealing from other players in game to real life theft.
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Posted: Aug 13th 2011 12:01AM Utakata said

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@Dezyne

That's.....an intersting point.
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Posted: Aug 19th 2011 1:13PM trendscenedental said

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@Dezyne
Also, I'm sure CCP states somewhere in the TOS that in-game data has no real-world value and that they own it all and you're just borrowing it anyway. So technically, it's just CCP stealing from CCP.
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Posted: Aug 12th 2011 5:00PM AtomicConnor said

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if they used all of that money to buy game time codes (if there were enough of them) they would have 246 years of game time

Posted: Aug 13th 2011 11:46AM KDolo said

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@AtomicConnor

Fantastic, 246 years of gamplay that's about as fun to watch as a screen saver.
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Posted: Aug 12th 2011 5:07PM Vandal said

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EVE players always spout how hardcorz and l33t they are, yet thousands of them still fall for transparent stuff like this.

As others have said, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. This is the IQ equivalent of sending $10,000 to a Nigerian banking official who emailed you.

Posted: Aug 12th 2011 5:28PM hansh0tfirst said

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@Vandal Hey wait a minute... you aren't suggesting Prince Clement Okon isn't 100% legit, are you??
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