CCP Bans EVE Players Following Fanfest Vandalism
CCP has blacklisted four people from future EVE fanfests following the defacement of a monument to EVE Online.
The individuals in question were involved in an attempt on May 4th to scratch the name of a fellow player off of a recently revealed sculpture that the developer had commissioned to give thanks to and immortalize its player base. The banned players followed up their vandalism with Tweets sharing pictures of the act and bragging about what they’d done.
“@Xenuria found your name and lost it again. #tweetfleet #eveonline #evefanfest You’re welcome, everyone in eve!,” said Twitter user Gaius Homerson.
CCP was understandably angry about the incident, stating that it would “not tolerate this” and vowing to treat the incident “as a criminal offense.” CCP revealed today that its pursuit had finally yielded results.
“With the assistance of a number of members of the community, including some of those who were involved with the incident and other members of their own alliance, we’ve been able to make headway in identifying those responsible,” said CCP Falcon in a posting in the EVE Online forums. “Three individuals have been permanently removed from the EVE Community. A total of 7 EVE Online accounts, and 1 DUST 514 account belonging to them have been permanently banned. Another individual who was indirectly involved in the vandalism has received a 6 month ban from EVE Online on their sole registered account. The four individuals involved are also blacklisted permanently from attending future Fanfest events.”
The monument itself was unveiled on April 30th and was engraved with the names of every active EVE Online player that joined the game prior to March 1st, 2014. The monument was designed and built and by sculptor Siguror Guomundsson and resides in the downtown area of Iceland’s capital Reykjavik.