Has anyone ever bought a ship off contract in Jita or from an unknown source elsewhere? Have you ever bought in to a friends EvE business, fincanced a POS network or just donated someone some in game ISK for a return later down the line?
Do you know that if you do any of these things you could risk losing your account? Permantley banned by CCP?
Well Gilgamesh now knows this.
A few weeks ago Gilgamesh1980 and his other 2 accounts got banned for 14 days for breaking the EULA. When he first started the game he had a RL friend who asked him to put up some hard earned ISK to go towards a POS network in exchange for monthly/quartkey payouts down the line.
He missioned, saved and bought a few GTC's to donate to this friend in return for a stable revenue to help him in his EvE career. So far so good. It lasted a 3 year period.
Then one day a few weeks ago he got a message from GM Nova. His accounts had been banned as his 'friend' had been selling and buying ISK for real money out of game. He had also been selling high end items for real life money.
Gilgamesh knew none of this and when he got banned for the 14 days he asked the GM for a full investigation to clear his name. The outcome? Permanent ban of all characters.
Gilgamesh was in Iceland this last wekk and managed to speak to two GM's, A member of the new CSM Teadaze and also with CCP Navigator. They all recomended him to appeal again and CCP Navigator also asked for a copy of the petition to be sent to him.
Now, Gilgamesh, last night, sent a long email explaining the circumstances in which he finds himself. Gilgamesh works for an IT security company in Ireland and has dedicated himself to protecting peoples identities while online.
Unfortunatley, the person who was scamming, breaking EULA etc, was a RL friend so most conversations took place out of game on a private work email, these can not be shared with CCP due to the confidentiality clauses most companies have these days.
GM Nova answered Gilgs email this morning. He flat out refused to let him appeal. He has also refused to forward the petition on to CCP Navigator or to escalate this matter any further.
Now I'm going to rant a little here about CCP. I don't know what they are thinking. Yes, Gilgamesh1980 financed a character in game which he was led to believe was kosher, he had no idea what was going on, he thought it was a legitimate in game business.
So this leads to a question. If you buy a ship of contract from an unknown source and that person has broken the EULA to gain those assets, through ISK buying whatever, does this mean you have now broken EULA cause you are now part fo this and may finance the unknown player into selling more ISK out of game?
If you buy into a friends POS business and get a return on it over the next few years, could you be breaking EULA because that person decides to buy some ISK out of game? Apparently so.
You know what, I really hope Mynxee reads this. As head of CSM this year does she have the contacts to maybe get someone to look into this case. Someone ABOVE GM Nova, who is refusing to escalate this innocent persons petition?
I know alot of Pirates have blogs. I also know alot of people read my blog through Capsuleer, and there are some really influential people in the blog pack, some who might of even dealt with Gilgamesh in the past. Python Cartel used to be in the Associates. HellCats and Mynxee used to be/are good friends with the Associates even tho we all pew pew together.
This is not right. CCP need to look into this matter further. And I'm not talking about GM's I'm talking about people like Claw, Mindstar, Navigator. People who can look into this matter and come to a fair conlusion.
I leave you with these words.
I bought a pre-rigged ship on contract a couple of weeks ago it cost about as much as the ship would off market but had rigs also.
If that person had have been doing RMT etc and got caught, whats to stop CCP coming back to me and banning my accounts, they've got as much proof there as they have for you that im in on it and can ban me? Seriously...
Fly Dangerous but most of all, stick to market or contracts from people you know! o/