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Massive Space Station Theft in EVE Online Causes Corporate Chaos and Player Bans

porate Exec Banned For IRL Threats

In yet another shocking twist to this story, gigX confronted The Judge via chat and made some threats. No doubt he was upset; who wouldn't be? He followed up those threats with an open request to doxx The Judge, offering a bounty for anyone providing The Judge's real-world name and address.

It's not clear whether anyone provided that information, but gigX did not stop there. Later he posted another threat, warning the Judge to enjoy typing with his hands, following it up with another one-liner "while you can."

That was enough to get gigX permanently banned from EVE Online by CCP Games, almost instantly. The game developers have a strict policy prohibiting real-world threats. Other players are protesting the ban, but overturning the ban seems unlikely given the circumstances.

Chaos Marches On

Whatever happens, today's events mark a huge shift in the EVE Online world:

A single player, The Judge, executed the game's largest theft as a result of an in-game bribe. CO2 exec gigX said that if he were banned, CO2 would likely disband. That remains to be seen, but gigX is banned. Competing corporation TEST is offering CO2 players refugee passage to a safe zone in the game, likely in an attempt to attract players considering their own shift in allegiance. Meanwhile, the Goons have offered to sell the Keepstar Citadel to TEST. (No answer yet.)
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