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I agree, this scam actually makes me want to play EVE now haha. I love the idea of a "no law" gameplay. This kinda stuff would be a ban in every other game...best part of this is it taught people a lesson as well. Maybe now they wont do it on a REAL money scheme.
It's has an amazing griefing potential too.

My character is in Suddenly Ninjas, and we make it a point to steal salvage from mission runners [and kill the carebears ballsy enough to shoot at us].

It's quite fun. Especially when you get a really shiny kill. I recently got a drake kill that was worth somewhere near 600 million ISK. faction drops FTW.
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I'm surprised CCP hasn't revised the ToS to prevent this.
The TOS is expressly written to ALLOW this. It's one of the things that makes it a true sandbox.
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Yes. There is no "default banking system" in the game, a player has a "wallet" in which they keep there money. When money is in the wallet it earns nothing. Player run banks offer the chance to collect interest on what would otherwise make no money.

At the same time though I seriously doubt that there are any Eve banks that are not scams, or that the owners will leave with everyone's money when they get board of running the bank.
EBank was a legit player ran bank for years. Long enough for people to deposit money without a second thought. That type of trust in EVE is unheard of. The scandal was a huge shock to the entire player base.
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So there's no real risk in running a scam like this? Seems cheap.
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So there's no real risk in running a scam like this? Seems cheap.
If someone finds out who your main character is....you are finished. EVE players have long memories.
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post #46 of 94
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If someone finds out who your main character is....you are finished. EVE players have long memories.
Eh. it doesn't take too long to skill up a new account for basic stuff.

You can get a new account into a passive drake within a month with half decent skills. And with 1,000,000,000,000 ISK, you'll never pay for gametime again.
post #47 of 94
I don't understand the article. What is ISK and how did they profit from this?
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It's quite fun. Especially when you get a really shiny kill. I recently got a drake kill that was worth somewhere near 600 million ISK. faction drops FTW.
*** kinda dumbass puts faction stuff on a Drake? lol. I won't faction fit anything that costs less then the ship itself.
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*** kinda dumbass puts faction stuff on a Drake? lol. I won't faction fit anything that costs less then the ship itself.
I'm at work atm, so I can't get to the killmail on the SN killboard, but it was a nice, juicy kill.

It had all Caldari Navy Heavy Launchers in the high slots, a Fed Navy 10MN AB, and 3 Caldari Navy BCU's.

2 of the launchers, the AB, and a BCU all dropped, almost 300 mil for a battlecruiser kill. It was awesome.
post #50 of 94
Gah. A T2 fit Drake is worth under 70mil and will PVE just as well as a faction fit one. For pvp, a T2 fit Hurricane outclasses a Drake any day of the week, and costs EVEN LESS! rofl.
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