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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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10. Re: EVE's Banhammer of Unholy Rage Aug 18, 2009, 09:43 Ginny
What this guy said over on the comments page on massively. Pretty much sums up ccp and my personal dealings with them over the years.

"While I would like to share your viewpoint and respect CCP for banning paying customers in order to stick to their principles, the reality is that they stand to make MORE money by banning people that engage in RMT, and I can guarantee you that they've crunched the numbers on this and aren't doing it out of a sense of altruism, fairness, or 'doing the right thing.' They are a business, and their goal is make money, period. They may say they're doing it to help legitimate players, and you may believe them, but hey that's the value of good PR and a slick-talking marketing department I guess."

CCP never have or never will do anything for the greater good beyond the value of the dollar.
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