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CCP bans three EVE monument defacers from its games – statement

Thursday, 8th May 2014 12:26 GMT By Dave Cook

EVE Online developer CCP Games have “permanently removed” three players from its services, after they defaced a statue erected in Reykjavik to honour the MMO’s pilots.

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Earlier this week, we reported that the EVE statue had been vandalised, leading to involvement from Reykjavik police officials. It was revealed that the perpetrators has etched out the name of a player they had issues with, an act CCP called, “absolutely disgusting.”

Now, CCP_Falcon confirmed that the responsible parties had been identified, and wrote on the studio’s forum, “three individuals have been permanently removed from the EVE Community.

“A total of 7 EVE Online accounts, and 1 DUST 514 account belonging to them have been permanently banned. Another individual who was indirectly involved in the vandalism has received a 6 month ban from EVE Online on their sole registered account.

“The four individuals involved are also blacklisted permanently from attending future Fanfest events.”

We’re guessing they feel rather silly right about now.

While it’s understandable that the EVE Online community will want their heads on spikes, Falcon called for calm and to respect their privacy regardless.

“While the community has been justifiably outraged and a number of people have requested that we release the ingame identities of those who carried out the act, we feel that this would be contrary to our privacy policies,” he went on. “As such we will deal with this incident in line with our current policies, and the identities of those responsible will remain confidential.

“With this in mind, we now consider this issue resolved within the EVE Universe, and any further action taken outside the virtual world relating to criminal damage or recovery of costs for repairs to the EVE Universe Monument will remain confidential between CCP Games, the authorities, and those involved.”

We’ll have more if it transpires.

Via PCGamesN.

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4 Comments

  1. ij 44

    This is sort of weird – they built a monument to people who basically pissed a ton of money down the drain playing their glorified spreadsheet, but should anyone dare touch “their stuff” then it’s a bad person.

    #1 6 months ago
  2. WaspHUN

    @ij 44 Well.. according to the law this is vandalism, so not just CCP sais these guys are done something wrong. As an EVE subscriber i’m happy to see these idiots got banned for life.

    #2 6 months ago
  3. silkvg247

    So is the monument for players that have died? If they’re alive, not sure why the monument, or what the fuss is about.

    #3 6 months ago
  4. Tormenter

    A bloody storm in a tea cup.

    Had it been an actual MEMORIAL then fair enough, but it’s just a meaningless piece of stone with meaningless names on it, why should anyone care?

    And screw the Rekyjeveki authorities for going all out on this, nice to see Icelandic taxes being spent on worthwhile causes, LOL. The police action for this must have cost a relative fortune for the country.

    The drawing of political pressure on this has simply made them a laughing stock. Yet another country bought, paid for and dictated to by capitalist interests.

    FIND THESE DESTROYERS OF WORTHLESS THINGS!!!!!!!

    #4 6 months ago

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