EVE Online monument-defacing culprits discovered, banned for life

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By on May 9, 2014 at 1:11 pm

The players behind the recent vandalising of the less-than-a-week-old EVE Online monument have been caught, leading seven EVE Online accounts and one DUST 514 account to be permanently banned. Another player who was only “indirectly involved” has been banned for six months.

“Firstly, I’ll say that the fact that the monument was vandalized is an insult to the entire community, not just to the individual who’s name was directly targeted by the vandalism,” explained EVE’s Community Manager. “Thankfully with the assistance of a number of members of the community, including some of those who were involved with the incident and other members of their own alliance, we’ve been able to make headway in identifying those responsible.”

CCP are opting to keep the identities of the culprits secret, saying that “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.”

“As such we will deal with this incident in line with our current policies, and the identities of those responsible will remain confidential.”

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Their names will get out as the guild (or whatever it is called in EVE) they were a part of will probably talk about it.

 

So did they get their home address and then ban the IP with the police getting involved, or was the person actually recognised through their account?

 

rapid101,

IP bans are useless, they would’ve just flagged their personal details and card they paid with, and banned the account.

 

korten:
rapid101,
IP bans are useless, they would’ve just flagged their personal details and card they paid with, and banned the account.

Change there IP address and get the partner to sign up for an account and use there credit card details to play again?

There has to be more to it than just what you have rattled off as this wouldn’t stop many people from starting a new account.

However losing 6 months/1/2 years of training on a character to have it banned would make anyone give up Eve Online I would think.

 

how big is this monument? it looks friggin huge, like the pyramids.

 

sirgriggles:
how big is this monument? it looks friggin huge, like the pyramids.

Can’t actually find full dimensions, but here’s some pictures with some people to give an idea

http://core1.staticworld.net/images/article/2014/04/eve-online-monument-unveiling-100265136-large.jpg
http://media.pcgamer.com/files/2014/05/Eve-Fanfest-monolith.jpg

 

sirgriggles,

This one might give a better idea on the size, whilst not as big as I initially thought I’m still pretty happy I got my name/s to be a part of EVE history. As for the vandals may they forever be flagged red on my overview :)

Source.

 

IMO it would be worth it for the knowledge that you’ve removed the name of someone you hate from the history of the game… and can continue to do so if they fix it.

 

that would be a great punishment in game

just be constantly cast as bad guy (flashing red in game ) and free to be killed by anyone

from the other articles the cops will / or have been involved too so its not just a case of being banned in game

 
Nasty Wet Smear

sirgriggles:
how big is this monument? it looks friggin huge, like the pyramids.

Many slaves died to bring us this monument…

 
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