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Of all the stories that come out of EVE Online's colossal sandbox, it's the tales of criminality and dirty dealings that grab our attention the most. Thefts and scams would be cause for account closure in most MMOs, but they form a legitimate and dark part of the EVE universe. The famous Guiding Hand Social Club heist of 2005, Ricdic's EBank scandal and last year's massive 800 billion ISK Titans4U scam are just a few of the most high-profile thefts and scams to hit the EVE community over the years.

Today the biggest scam ever recorded hit thousands of EVE Online players like a brick in the face, netting a record one trillion ISK in final takings.
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I only started playing EVE about 3weeks ago and wouldn't fall for something like this lolz
Edited by CorpussStalker - 8/14/11 at 8:38am
 
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I don't really understand how this is a scam, since they did allow you to withdraw your money + interest, it only became a scam once they closed down, but was otherwise a smoothly working EVE banking system?

Thats how I understand it anyway.
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Hm.. (insert Enron related anecdote here)
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I'm surprised CCP hasn't revised the ToS to prevent this.

Regardless, good on them. If they can make money in the game by playing it in a non-standard way that isn't cheating, that's fine by me.
    
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I believe it's part of the game.
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For a game that tries to plausibly represent significant fantasy economy and politics, occasional scams like this are good and necessary.

Nothing ruins immersion and kills verisimilitude like enforcing a half-assed meta-utopia on a game world.
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I'm surprised CCP hasn't revised the ToS to prevent this.

EVE encourages this type of play, that's what makes it so interesting.
    
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For a game that tries to plausibly represent significant fantasy economy and politics, occasional scams like this are good and necessary.

Nothing ruins immersion and kills verisimilitude like enforcing a half-assed meta-utopia on a game world.

I don't think that was their intention in the first place. Isn't the economy in EVE largely driven by its player-base? And knowing the player base, the occasional bad apple does tend to fart all over everyone's face every now and then.
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