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Autocannons Anonymous
Posted - 2009.12.12 08:06:00 - [211]

This is a no brainer.

Drake is, as always, an idiot.

Ulair Memmet
Posted - 2009.12.12 16:57:00 - [212]


Aloriana Jacques
Royal Amarr Institute

Posted - 2009.12.12 19:08:00 - [213]

I agree with this idea.

It's not so much an issue of "your responsible if you get hacked", but it's also an issue of comfort. The idea that your character is locked out for a full week gives you time in case you are hacked gives peace of mind to the account holder if they are.

You may lose your assets in game (like people don't get their ships blown up every day), but at least you'll know that your character will still be there when you get your account back.

I would suggest that the unlocking of a character would be sent as an e-mail notification. And, possibly, be included in the general api information about a character so that those who don't check e-mail regularly, but check their skill progression regularly will notice the change and still be able to take action.

Kyra Felann
The Scope

Posted - 2010.03.10 07:57:00 - [214]

Edited by: Kyra Felann on 10/03/2010 08:01:09
I absolutely 100% support this. I never ever intend to sell or otherwise transfer my character, so I'd like to have it locked to prevent transfers and require a lengthy, pain in the ass, week-long wait ordeal to unlock it (since I'll never do it, and I don't want anyone breaking into my account to be able to transfer my 2+ year character.

In fact, I'd like it if the timer were user-defined. I'd pick ten years or whatever the maximum is.Very Happy

Amberlyn Stardreamer
Posted - 2010.03.10 10:47:00 - [215]

Originally by: Frabba
This is a pretty good idea. Expanding on it a bit, why not require an e-mail confirmation of all transfers. This removes EVE as the single point of compromise. This way, if someone wants to sell the character, they also need to have access to the e-mail account associated with the account. Expanding on this even further, this could be tied in with character termination. Just throwing some ideas out there but all in all I support anything that makes life less painful if an account has been compromised.

Yes. Well thought through addition to the OP's worthy proposal.

Security is our responsibility, but its hard to exercise that responsibility without some basic tools and email confirmation is about a basic as a security tool gets.

Email confirmation that a character has been locked/unlocked would work well too.

Wu Jiaqiu
Test Alliance Please Ignore
Posted - 2010.03.10 11:33:00 - [216]

Edited by: Wu Jiaqiu on 10/03/2010 11:32:37


Vaerah Vahrokha
Vahrokh Consulting

Posted - 2010.03.10 11:49:00 - [217]


Despite any safety precaution, the probability of being hacked won't exactly go to zero dot zero.

Posted - 2010.03.10 13:50:00 - [218]

I am an information security consultant in real life (out of pod). I work at a major IT consultancy firm in Scandinavia and I must say that there are MANY cases I have seen where it is beyond the control of an individual to protect their account from compromise.

CCP does *NOT* provide a version of EVE that runs on any platform that is even low assurance, as there are very few general purpose OSes available with any degree of assurance. Until such time as there are, I feel we should provide users what tools we can to protect them when (not if) their machines are compromised.

A delay timer, with notification that the acccount/character has been unlocked sent both in and out of game means it is FAR less likely that the attacker would be able to exploit the penetration of the account with the real holder unaware.


Mr Toril
Intaki Liberation Front
Intaki Prosperity Initiative
Posted - 2010.03.10 15:33:00 - [219]

Doccia Ellicis
Red Federation
Posted - 2010.03.10 17:44:00 - [220]

Posted - 2010.03.10 18:12:00 - [221]

Kindra Blades
Cybernetic Innovations
Posted - 2010.03.11 02:16:00 - [222]


Posted - 2010.03.11 03:22:00 - [223]

this would help CCP with the hacking issue probally.

Jin Nib
Resplendent Knives
Posted - 2010.03.11 04:46:00 - [224]

Supported, CCP should really beef up the security tools at the players hands considering the investments players are making in these characters.

It's not like you can just power level a wiped or sold character back to 80 mil SP.

Posted - 2010.03.12 02:25:00 - [225]

I strongly support this idea, and would totally use that feature.


Posted - 2010.03.12 10:25:00 - [226]


Krotfric McEnchroe
Medical Mechanical
Nabaal Syndicate
Posted - 2010.03.19 18:43:00 - [227]


Redshirt I
Posted - 2010.03.19 18:55:00 - [228]

I apologize if this has already been mentioned but I am not reading thru all these posts.

An out of game email should be sent to the account owner any time the account is logged into. This would give players better reaction time to their accounts being hacked.


Notorious BIG
Inside out.
Posted - 2010.03.19 18:56:00 - [229]


Jerid Verges
The Scope

Posted - 2010.03.20 01:26:00 - [230]

Drake = Idiot. Seriously, saying this is a bad idea without even explaining why? Of course he would.


Che Biko
Humanitarian Communists

Posted - 2010.03.20 13:21:00 - [231]

Hell, as far as I'm concerned, characters are shouldn't be for sale at all. Maybe then I'd get to train all 3 characters on my account.

Posted - 2010.03.20 14:49:00 - [232]

Supported. While I should be careful with my data, I also would like the tools that make it easier. I won't leave my comp without a firewall and antivirus as well, even though I take care in what threats my computer is exposed to.

Miss President
Posted - 2010.03.21 04:36:00 - [233]

Fallout Project
Posted - 2010.03.21 19:28:00 - [234]

This definately deserves support.

Penny Pusher
Posted - 2010.03.21 23:44:00 - [235]

Supported, though I think the timer should be able to be set "ONCE" to a certain amount of days.

The xDEATHx Squadron
Legion of xXDEATHXx
Posted - 2010.03.22 14:44:00 - [236]

Originally by: Frabba
Originally by: Mynxee
I like the idea of being able to "lock" a character to prevent transfer or termination. At least it's one more obstacle. Details need sorted, but supported.

Originally by: Frabba
...why not require an e-mail confirmation of all transfers. ... if someone wants to sell the character, they also need to have access to the e-mail account associated with the account.

And although I like the idea of email confirmation as well, it is not a fail-safe. Someone who hacked or stole your login details could just log into the EVE-O site and change the email associated with the account, couldn't they?

One could expand on this design a fair bit. E-mail confirmation to old address confirming move to new address, adding a security question to be answered for e-mail address change, etc.

Hel O'Ween
Men On A Mission
EVE Trade Consortium
Posted - 2010.03.22 16:22:00 - [237]


Sounds like a good and valid option (=no one has to use it, but everyone may use it).

Omega Flames
Bene Gesserit ChapterHouse
Sanctuary Pact
Posted - 2010.03.23 01:04:00 - [238]

Posted - 2010.03.23 18:49:00 - [239]


Sophie Malaster
Heavy industries Shinohara
Posted - 2010.03.24 16:21:00 - [240]


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