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CCP kieron

Posted - 2007.02.10 01:05:00 - [1]

Rather than post comments in the thread where player discussion is taking place and those comments will become lost amongst the other posts that will follow, I am starting this thread to address the most prevalent concerns brought up. For the sake of clarity, I will keep this thread locked, but I will quote the poster in my responses.

CCP kieron

Posted - 2007.02.10 01:13:00 - [2]

Originally by: Numerous EVE Community members in various forms
Why was a player banned for this?
Why are you banning the whistleblower?
Free the guy that brought all this to light!!!

We did not take action against anyone for 'exposing dev corruption' or bringing this to light. Due to our policy of not disclosing actions taken against a player with a third party, I cannot go into specifics. However, I can say that there were EULA and Terms of Service violations sufficient to justify our response.

CCP kieron

Posted - 2007.02.10 01:25:00 - [3]

Originally by: Various EVE community members in different forms
Why is t20 still employed?

Here is a quote from Hellmar's Dev Blog
Originally by: The Commitment
Unfortunately CCP did not act with the same decisive consistency we have used on previous occasions. Those left at the helm chose to react cautiously, as sometimes is appropriate under these circumstances, leading to more leniency and understanding than we are used to in these matters.

Internally, this incident was discovered over the summer when the majority of the senior company staff was on vacation. This lead to the caution against taking more harsh measures such as termination of employment. T20 was punished at the time for his misconduct. To terminate t20's employment now would appease some of the more emotional members of the community, but it would also be unfair to punish someone twice for the same misconduct.

CCP kieron

Posted - 2007.02.10 01:39:00 - [4]

What are you going to do about the ISK/items created/ship losses/etc. that came about as a result of the BPs being in the game for so long?

We apologize for not resolving this when originally discovered, yes it is our fault. However, short of rolling back Tranquility to the time the first illegal BP was used for production, there is no way for us to estimate, let alone reverse the impact the BPs have had in the time that has passed.

CCP kieron

Posted - 2007.02.10 01:58:00 - [5]

Why haven't you banned <player> from <corporation> for taking/using the BPs?

We do not have any proof showing the members of Reikoku (other than t20) had any knowledge that these BPs were illegally gained. We cannot punish players for innocently using items they thought were legal.

CCP kieron

Posted - 2007.02.10 21:10:00 - [6]

Originally by: Various Players
Why were <players> from <corporation/alliance> not banned for account sharing due to being part of a cynonet network if t20 was managing the network of an alliance?

This is a question I had to do some research to get. Until reading the community response thread, I had not heard of a cynonet network and had to ask around to get some answers. As for the question itself...

It is my understanding that cynonet networks are a relatively new development in alliance warfare, primarily due to the recent commonness of dreads and carriers. I have been informed that t20's characters were removed from play before long before cynonetworks became common place and he was not aware of alleged account sharing.

If anyone has evidence of account sharing in a cynonet network on the part of players, submit a petition. The GM team will investigage the evidence in the petition and take appropriate action.

CCP kieron

Posted - 2007.02.10 21:18:00 - [7]

Originally by: Concerned Goonswarm members
I saw a GM flying around 'scouting' out a system in preparation for an invasion the next day.

A petition was submitted and the player who submitted the petition was contacted by a Senior GM. The situation will be investigated and appropriate action taken as warranted by the results of the investigation.

CCP kieron

Posted - 2007.02.10 21:23:00 - [8]

I have information and evidence of dev/gm misconduct!!! Who do I send that to so it can be investigated?

For the present, send information to me ( and I will ensure it reaches the staff tasked with conducting investigations. If this changes, an announcement will be made and the CCP Contact page will be updated.

CCP kieron

Posted - 2007.02.10 21:37:00 - [9]

Originally by: Anonymous Sources
Oveur and kieron are in <insert alliance>!!!111elevenone

Oveur's main was 'outted' a number of years ago and no longer plays that character. He does play EVE when he can find the time to do so after attending to his work and family responsibilities.

I have gone on record stating that I am a casual player and am quite content running agent missions in COSMOS space in a tiny corporation not affiliated with any alliance. I do not have the time nor interest in participating in PvP, alliance conflicts or politics. It would remind me too much of work. Wink

Neither Oveur or I are in BoB, SF, RA, GS, or any other alliance. Oveur was involed in an alliance long ago, but no longer and to be honest, I doubt either of us will become involed in one in the future.


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