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Author: Teala

B.O.B. 2.0 - Did employees of CCP show favoritism to a Corporation - again?

Posted by Teala Wednesday May 2 2012 at 11:40AM
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It has come to light that a well known corporation(Goonswarm) in the game of EVE Online may have gotten special attention and assistance from CCP.   Now of course this is second hand information but according to people involved, employees of CCP were contacted through internal/external means(not in-game, but rather through direct contact of people working at CCP) means and assisted this corporation by intervening in a war.

CCP actually destroyed ship/s belonging to a corp(Thorn) that had wardecced this well known corporation after the well known corporation cried foul.    Now this would not be big news if it weren’t for the fact that something just doesn’t seem right.   According to some of the people involved, when this incident accord, it took less than 10 minutes for CCP to come to the aid of this well known corp.   Supposedly, the members of this well known corp used a means of in-game petition to ask for help from CCP GM’s.   Now anyone that has played EVE knows that petitions in-game are rarely answered in such a timely manner - no matter what the circumstances.   In the case of this incident, it took less than 10 minutes.   

This also goes against CCP's own rules to not interfere with in game happenings if such incidents occur within the rules of the game.    It seems that they have reneged on this: to step in and actually destroy ships belonging to corps is pretty harsh treatment. 

This brings into question if CCP, once again(pretaining to the infamous BOB incident of EVE), has people working for them that are showing favoritism to an in-game corporation? 

Would be nice if CCP would respond to this situation and clarify what exactly occured and how it was handled, otherwise it looks like some people at CCP have been compromised and are in fact helping a corp via favoratism.   B.O.B. 2.0?


Trionicus writes:

I haven't  played EVE ever but for as long as I've read anything about it this Goonswarm has been the big cheese.

Is there any serious doubt that they've made friends with the DEVS?

Wed May 02 2012 12:15PM Report
OSF8759 writes: And what is the evidence that this happened? Wed May 02 2012 12:22PM Report
Teala writes:

OSF8759 - proof is on the offcial forums.   CAOD forums, unless you play EVE and are in a large enough corp you cannot even see the thread because it is restricted area.   There was mention of this on the genreal forum here...

but CCP locked the thread.   This was not made up.  This did happen in game.  Even some members of Goonswarm have said that this was not cool and that other members behaved in-appropriately regarding the incident.

Wed May 02 2012 1:04PM Report
NeokiNaomi writes: Wouldn't surprise me if this were true, I was there with the rest of my fellow RVB fleet during the first hours of Burn Jita, and saw CCP stand by forever as a carrier was in system. They finally removed the carrier, but never the less one could tell it took some tooth pulling for it to happen. I love EVE, and I will continue to play it regardless, but it is quite astonding to say the least to see this type of abuse. And Goons least of all, do not deserve ANY assistance what-so-ever from the devs. Wed May 02 2012 7:41PM Report
Inktomi writes:

+1 Another reason  not to trust CCP. Greed is good, but corruption is better. Good read Teala.

Sat May 05 2012 4:08PM Report
Fadedbomb writes:

Teala, are you playing EvE currently? I thought you more for a WoW'er :3, or at least I thought I remembered you saying you liked WoW?


I'm currently considering coming back to EvE, but i'm unsure if my alliance is still around (Part of Goon, btw :P).

Mon May 21 2012 7:07PM Report
Nitth writes:

Still not seeing any evidence or offical statements...

Tue May 22 2012 11:49PM Report
toxicmango writes:

Wouldn't be surprising considering the history starting with the confirmed t20 developer cheating.  CCP has a history of favoritism and cheating to favor their friends.  It's no sandbox if you are rigged to be stomped on if you happen to be enemies of the developers in game or their in game friends.

Wed May 23 2012 4:50AM Report
Kiljaedenas writes:

What exactly happened? I didn't see anywhere in that thread link Teala posted as to what the "exploit" was that was used that Goons used as evidence to get CCP to intervene. What specifically did Thorn do, or apparently do, that spawned all this?

Tue May 29 2012 4:15PM Report
Comaf writes: Make a fun and engaging game and people will pay to play it and will stay subscribed. That is all there is to it. It isn't rocket science. It is common sense. All we need do is look at games like UO, EQ, WoW and we can see that people will stay subscribed for years and years - if the game is good. YOU NAILED IT :) Tue Aug 07 2012 8:55PM Report
Teala writes: BTW - you guys know that a developer for CCP was fired this last month for the very thing my article was about - right - right?  Thu May 02 2013 3:29AM Report writes:
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