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Lothros Andastar
Gallente
Posted - 2009.07.03 11:28:00 - [1]
 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8132547.stm

baltec1
Posted - 2009.07.03 11:32:00 - [2]
 


Liet
PWNED Factor
Posted - 2009.07.03 11:37:00 - [3]
 

Thanks for posting this. Just watched it on TV and was having trouble finding it on the bbc site.

Bodrul
Caldari
Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2009.07.03 11:38:00 - [4]
 

Originally by: baltec1
Link for the lazy



thanks Laughing

Shinnen
Caldari
Interstellar Brotherhood of Gravediggers
The 0rphanage
Posted - 2009.07.03 11:38:00 - [5]
 

I've never seen a more misleading title on a BBC article...

Aurora Nyx
Inglorious-Basterds
Posted - 2009.07.03 11:40:00 - [6]
 

Eve is sooo 2009

Sniper Wolf18
Gallente
A Pretty Pony Princess
General Tso's Alliance
Posted - 2009.07.03 11:40:00 - [7]
 

Originally by: Shinnen
I've never seen a more misleading title on a BBC article...


And it would be harder to find a more misleading article describing eve (outside of the whole 200bn stolen part)

Chribba
Otherworld Enterprises
Otherworld Empire
Posted - 2009.07.03 11:40:00 - [8]
 

Just wait until CNN's reporters go undercover! Now that's a breakin story!

Wai Ng'Tse
Posted - 2009.07.03 11:41:00 - [9]
 

"one of the game's biggest corporations, called Band of Brothers"

"biggest corporations" ... "Band of Brothers"

lol

Bodrul
Caldari
Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2009.07.03 11:45:00 - [10]
 

Originally by: Chribba
Just wait until CNN's reporters go undercover! Now that's a breakin story!


im just waiting for Fox news to take this up now
they will most likely spice this and blow it out of preportion Razz

LaVista Vista
Conservative Shenanigans Party
Posted - 2009.07.03 11:47:00 - [11]
 

Originally by: Bodrul
Originally by: Chribba
Just wait until CNN's reporters go undercover! Now that's a breakin story!


im just waiting for Fox news to take this up now
they will most likely spice this and blow it out of preportion Razz

NYTimes(BreakingNews) already did that.

Chienka
Di-Tron Heavy Industries
Atlas Alliance
Posted - 2009.07.03 11:53:00 - [12]
 

Edited by: Chienka on 03/07/2009 11:53:42
BBC World (on TV) just had a news article on this, with regards to the RMT of the ebank ISK.

They seemed to find it pretty amusing, but avoided mentioning the fact it was EVE.

Karentaki
Gallente
Oberon Incorporated
Morsus Mihi
Posted - 2009.07.03 12:12:00 - [13]
 

Originally by: Wai Ng'Tse
"one of the game's biggest corporations, called Band of Brothers"

"biggest corporations" ... "Band of Brothers"

lol


Didn't you know? Band Of Brothers is a corporation in GoonSwarm. Laughing

As for the article, yes. It's horribly misleading and is full of technical errors, but meh.

StyxLover
Posted - 2009.07.03 12:16:00 - [14]
 

Anyone know if the TV mention of Ebank was recorded and put up on the net, if so could you link it :)

Wai Ng'Tse
Posted - 2009.07.03 12:51:00 - [15]
 

Originally by: Karentaki
Originally by: Wai Ng'Tse
"one of the game's biggest corporations, called Band of Brothers"

"biggest corporations" ... "Band of Brothers"

lol


Didn't you know? Band Of Brothers is a corporation in GoonSwarm. Laughing

As for the article, yes. It's horribly misleading and is full of technical errors, but meh.


Didn't you know that it is not one of the "biggest corporations"

Razz

Shinnen
Caldari
Interstellar Brotherhood of Gravediggers
The 0rphanage
Posted - 2009.07.03 12:59:00 - [16]
 

wow, it's the most shared article at the moment :

That's amazing considering it's competing with :

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/cornwall/8131264.stm

Zervun
Amarr
hirr
Morsus Mihi
Posted - 2009.07.03 13:10:00 - [17]
 

I do wonder if it is fair for International news organizations to mention his name and location:

"The theft was carried out by EBank's chief executive, a player known as Ricdic, now known to be a 27-year-old Australian who works in the technology industry. His full identity has not been revealed save that his first name is Richard."

Maybe his intention all along was to rip off EVE citizens and he was simply role playing. The BBC article might cause people to question his morals and trustworthiness.

He must of known CCP would track the isk. The person that paid cash would of lost the isk once CCP followed the trail. So someone is now out of pocket by approx 5000 USD. If his current or prospective employers found out about this incident, I wonder what they would think of him. He seems fairly happy to talk to the media and seems quite boastful about the whole event, so its highly likely they know.


Valator Uel
Caldari
Mercenaries of Andosia
Northern Coalition.
Posted - 2009.07.03 13:51:00 - [18]
 

Originally by: BBC
The rules governing play within Eve would not have sanctioned Ricdic if he had simply stolen the cash and used it in the game, nor if he had bought kredits with real dollars.


Someone needs to tell them... Shocked

Pohbis
Neo T.E.C.H.
Posted - 2009.07.03 13:58:00 - [19]
 

Originally by: Valator Uel
Originally by: BBC
The rules governing play within Eve would not have sanctioned Ricdic if he had simply stolen the cash and used it in the game, nor if he had bought kredits with real dollars.


Someone needs to tell them... Shocked

Tell them what?

You can buy GTCs for real dollars and exchange them for ISK via the forums or the in-game market.

They just left out the GTC part since nobody cares how the transaction-flow is, only that CCP condones buying ISK with RL money is important.

Khemul Zula
Amarr
Keisen Trade League
Posted - 2009.07.03 14:01:00 - [20]
 

Originally by: Bodrul
Originally by: Chribba
Just wait until CNN's reporters go undercover! Now that's a breakin story!


im just waiting for Fox news to take this up now
they will most likely spice this and blow it out of preportion Razz
"200bn Stolen in Online Video Game to Help Fund Federal Bailout of Satanic Cults and Abortionists while Attacking Church Values and Supporting Illegal Immigration."


Or something like that.

BlondieBC
Minmatar
Galactic Exploration and Missions
Posted - 2009.07.03 14:29:00 - [21]
 

Originally by: Bodrul
Originally by: Chribba
Just wait until CNN's reporters go undercover! Now that's a breakin story!


im just waiting for Fox news to take this up now
they will most likely spice this and blow it out of preportion Razz


When it is on fox, Obama will be personally responsible. Shocked

Kazang
Wrecking Shots
Posted - 2009.07.03 14:42:00 - [22]
 

Originally by: Pohbis
Originally by: Valator Uel
Originally by: BBC
The rules governing play within Eve would not have sanctioned Ricdic if he had simply stolen the cash and used it in the game, nor if he had bought kredits with real dollars.


Someone needs to tell them... Shocked

Tell them what?

You can buy GTCs for real dollars and exchange them for ISK via the forums or the in-game market.

They just left out the GTC part since nobody cares how the transaction-flow is, only that CCP condones buying ISK with RL money is important.


CCP does not condone buying isk with real money, the transaction flow is important. Selling GTC does not equal buying isk.

You cannot buy "kredits with real dollars" as the article suggested. You can buy GTC with real dollars which you can exchange with other players for isk. The difference is significant.

CCP makes no additional money from GTC sales that are converted to isk, if you consider that the buyer of the GTC would have to pay the subscription fee if they could not pay with isk. Net profit for CCP remains the same and it has no negative effect on the EVE economy, unlike illegally trading isk for real cash from farmers.

Durzel
The Xenodus Initiative.
Posted - 2009.07.03 14:48:00 - [23]
 

"Space trading game Eve Online"

I knew it all along, CCP are phasing out PvP!

/tinfoil

sesanti
Minmatar
Astrodynamics Trading Group
Posted - 2009.07.03 14:56:00 - [24]
 

This thing has hit the news on Argentina as well... For those that can read Spanish, or are curious enough to see an EVE screenshot on a foreign online newspaper:

Linky


arjun
Viziam
Posted - 2009.07.03 15:35:00 - [25]
 

no matter if he planned it or not inside and outside of eve. i dont see any difference. Moderated.Applebabe

annoing
Amarr
Dirt Nap Squad
Dirt Nap Squad.
Posted - 2009.07.03 15:36:00 - [26]
 

Originally by: Durzel
"Space trading game Eve Online"

I knew it all along, CCP are phasing out PvP!

/tinfoil


It was never part of the game, we missioners and traders just fooled you into thinking there was pvp so you would buy our ships Wink



SuperSarge
Dark Knights of Deneb
Against ALL Authorities
Posted - 2009.07.03 15:53:00 - [27]
 

in before calls to ban eve online for causing the market to crash.

Madam Scarlette
Caldari
Knights of Destruction
Posted - 2009.07.03 15:58:00 - [28]
 

Originally by: arjun
no matter if he planned it or not inside and outside of eve. i dont see any difference. Moderated.Applebabe


Awww...didums gets his money stowen?

Durzel
The Xenodus Initiative.
Posted - 2009.07.03 15:59:00 - [29]
 

Originally by: sesanti
This thing has hit the news on Argentina as well... For those that can read Spanish, or are curious enough to see an EVE screenshot on a foreign online newspaper:

Linky


It's on Reuters so it's likely to be everywhere.

sesanti
Minmatar
Astrodynamics Trading Group
Posted - 2009.07.03 16:39:00 - [30]
 

Yes, I have noticed it comes from Reuters (it mentions it at the beginning of the article).
I just never imagined I would be reading about EVE Online among the swine flu news and other local political stuff on a local news site - so it still surprised me a bit.


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