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Posted: Mar 26th 2012 5:16PM Utakata said

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You are so very wrong....least in your understanding how democracy works. Because every good democracy has put in place rules and regulations that explicitly state what its voted leaders can and cannot do. And if found to be doing illicit, illegal or unsavory activities that are contrary to expressed rules, they can be removed from office. Remember, this almost happened to Richard Nixon, a democratically elected leader - but he resigned before really any impeachment process could take place.

As for the "pubbie sperglords" as you so ignoratly call them...this may infact become very public. Especially if Mr. [redacted] decides to take Alex and CCP to court over this. Depending on the jurisdiction...I suspect he has a very good case. And depending on the jurisdicition also, whether legal action could take place where the police might be involved. It would be fun ridicule for "The Mittani" to spend a few months in the clinker over this...since I suspect a few anti-harrassment/anti-stalking laws have been compromised. Just saying.
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Posted: Mar 27th 2012 5:48AM peyo01 said

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@Utakata
I would not have said it better, thanks for your comment.

Elected representatives are chosen to work for the people (her EVE players), whatever their opinions.
Of course, they will defend fiercely and make their first priority of the ideas they most strongly believe in, but they have been elected by a democratic process. Thus, they are supposed to defend the rights of everyone of these voters, even those who did not vote for them.
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Posted: Mar 26th 2012 2:28PM runzwithsizzorz said

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If I'm not mistaken, The Mittani is an attorney irl.

Posted: Mar 26th 2012 2:33PM Lenn said

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@runzwithsizzorz That explains a lot, actually.
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Posted: Mar 26th 2012 3:52PM StClair said

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Doesn't it, though.
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Posted: Mar 26th 2012 4:43PM Space Cobra said

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@runzwithsizzorz

I think he is not quite an attorney yet; at least, 2 years ago, he was a paralegal. I can't say either way about his current status, but at the time, he was trying to present himself as an attorney.
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Posted: Mar 26th 2012 2:28PM Royalkin said

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If I had the opportunity, I would gladly do so with a television camera and a live feed.

Posted: Mar 26th 2012 2:30PM wesmagyar said

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@Royalkin mittens didn't seriously want the guy to kill himself... and the guy didn't seriously want to kill himself... he was just emo raging and guilt tripping mittens for taking his stuff. that's all it was.
People say stupid sh** like that ALL THE TIME IN EVE! its part of the game. and singling mittens out for this behavior is stupid and its political. Eve has an M rating for a REASON! its an ADULT GAME if you cant man up and take some insults and some mean comments every once in awhile you shouldn't play the game. simple.

Posted: Mar 26th 2012 2:32PM Lenn said

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@pnp A bunch of guys pretending to be gangstas making other guys pretend to be gangstas. Predictable how, whenever someone brings up the ruthlessness of EvE, some dimwit brings up that faux-hip-hop crap as if it somehow validates behaving like an asshat in that game.

Posted: Mar 26th 2012 2:38PM (Unverified) said

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@(Unverified) Internet tough guy.

Posted: Mar 26th 2012 2:41PM Xilmar said

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Yeah figured this would happen while watching it. It would have been fine if he the presentation was actually funny or interesting in any way. Unfortunately he worked so hard on trolling that he might have trolled himself.

+1 csm xd

Posted: Mar 26th 2012 2:45PM Lenn said

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@(Unverified) Yes, quite clearly Davros is the Internet tough guy.

Posted: Mar 26th 2012 2:48PM eLdritchZ said

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That guy doesn't really seem worth a comment...

some of the comments here do though...

I love how EVE players think they are the most hardcore of the hardcore in a game where the only skill required is having vast amounts of game knowledge and where people who have been playing for 4 years will always be exactly 4 years ahead of someone who starts today no matter how much that new guy plays ^^


so damn cute.

Posted: Mar 26th 2012 3:20PM Boardwalker said

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@eLdritchZ

Not really quite accurate. New players in EVE can be viable rather quickly, if they focus their skill development in specific areas. In fact, I would say that new players in EVE are viable in high-level content more quickly than in the majority of other AAA MMOS, including WoW, Rift, Aion, SWTOR, etc.

What you state is a common misconception and skill progression in EVE, but an understandable one.

In terms of knowledge and ISk, then yes, both of those take time for new players. But that's part of the challenge/progression in any MMO.
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Posted: Mar 26th 2012 3:28PM BukkWild said

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@eLdritchZ You clearly have never played the game from your misconception of how skillpoints work. How cute.

To fly a battlecruiser, for example, with all relevant skills maxed is perhaps 10-12 million skillpoints? Players with 100 million SP have no advantage in that ship vs a player with 15 million SP. All your SP don't come to bear in a straight 1:1 formula. The 100 M SP player can fly more ships, and can do a lot of other things within the game, but a young player isn't always going to lose to an old vet.

Also, Mittens is a giant douche-bag but anyone moaning at a stranger about killing himself is a complete tool and asking for what will inevitably follow.
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Posted: Mar 26th 2012 2:48PM eLdritchZ said

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That guy doesn't really seem worth a comment...

some of the comments here do though...

I love how EVE players think they are the most hardcore of the hardcore in a game where the only skill required is having vast amounts of game knowledge and where people who have been playing for 4 years will always be exactly 4 years ahead of someone who starts today no matter how much that new guy plays ^^


so damn cute.

Posted: Mar 26th 2012 7:56PM (Unverified) said

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@eLdritchZ
With 4 months in EVE I was killing alone people with more than 3 years of gameplay.
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Posted: Mar 26th 2012 2:50PM Dunraven said

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" Ned also confirmed that "CCP will be very vigilant in monitoring any behaviour directed towards the individual named in the conference"

Translation: CCP will be laughing their asses off if the guy does go over the edge but they don't want to get sued so they have to pretend they care.

Horrible game full of Horrible people.

Posted: Mar 26th 2012 3:23PM Boardwalker said

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@Dunraven

I respectfully disagree. I think EVE is a great game, full of good people.

If a few rotten apples represented the population of an MMO in its entirety, then you could call pretty much all MMOs "horrible and full of horrible people".

Look me up ingame if you need help or want to fly together for some fun.
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Posted: Mar 26th 2012 3:53PM StClair said

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@Dunraven
I was gonna say, now we know what it takes to get action out of CCP: the possibility, however slim, of a wrongful-death lawsuit.
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