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EVE's Banhammer of Unholy Rage

This EVE Online Dev Blog has more on CCP's efforts at curbing real-money transactions in EVE Online, their sci-fi MMORPG, describing a campaign against RMT they've dubbed "Unholy Rage." As part of this effort, they recently banned over 6200 paying accounts in one shot, and the post goes into what the culprits were doing and how they were caught. Thanks Massively.

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6. Re: EVE's Banhammer of Unholy Rage Aug 18, 2009, 03:59 Scottso
Considering they spent 5 years+ working on a solution that would make their customer base happy and still screw over the gold farmers, I don't know where you get the impression that they were "surprised."

The point is that in-game anything goes. But when you start using your out-of-game resources to make yourself better (like your money) than everyone else then they may as well make sure that money gets channeled back into the game where it benefits everyone in the long run. Seeing the big picture means looking beyond what it does for you directly.
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