You have no idea
You have no idea
I thought having a bunch of no names getting mad over something as prevalent as scamming was more of an eve-o thing.
Disregard: Marmalade, shit from a faggot.
he's posting pictures of his suicide attempts on Twitter.
I genuinely don't want the guy to off himself, but he's got bigger problems than some stolen space pixels.
"Every rifter counts friend" - VR
Wait, is that "The Wis" or some other dude involved? Because "The Wis" seems prettty chilled out with the enitre "Hurr durr Mittens encouraging suicide abloo". Or is it some bigger Goon "mentally unstable people interdiction campaign" (sorry bad joke but couldn't resist)?
Now while I don't particularly like The Mittani, all this fuzz seems to be a typical media blown-out shit. Internet gaming media are obviously as incompetent as the regular media (hell, many times more) so they post a story without doing the actual fact-checking. Chinese iPad factory anyone? http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radi...460/retraction
So, while I agree that mocking a potentially suicidal player is a stupid and bad thing (and judging from the Mittens' apology he agrees, though he's a lawyer so you may never know ), the e-media shitstorm is simply out of proportion and lacking the solid background.
CCP staff have been notified and done their part in helping this guy to get the care he needs. I'm feeling pretty confident that this won't turn out like the Italian Job from a few weeks back.
Holy fuck, his Twitter.
Posting pictures of how you cut yourself is a little too intense for me.
This guy seems like an attentionwhoring motherfucker with mental health issues. And if the scam got him in the hospital faster, I'm all for it.
That guy must ether be the most persistent troll on the planet or he is trying to get a mention on the alliance panel during fanfest 2013
"Every rifter counts friend" - VR
I don't think there was anything wrong with this scam and those of you involved did a damn great job in getting all that ISK from that guy.
That said, there are two things to take into consideration here. Firstly, personally, I couldn't live with myself knowing that I drove someone to suicide over internet pixels whether I had done anything 'wrong' or not. I'd hope that while we all sling shit round here and on EVE for teh lulz, most of us are able to differentiate our online characters with our IRL moral selves.
Secondly, I'm not a Goon and I've never been a Goon but I do think the aura they give, the reputation they have and some of the stories to come from there are fucking brilliant. And a lot of those things have come from some of the great scams Goons have pulled in the past.
However, if this dude was retarded enough to kill himself over this, I think there would be a huge shift in opinion over Goons. I'm not suggesting that's fair and I'm not suggesting Goons should give a fuck what all us publords think, I just think it would be a pity if some of the great things Goonswarm have achieved in EVE was somehow devalued by a dumb fuck with bread knife.
Best solution to get out of this? I don't suggest that the scammers give the ISK back but it may be worth Goon leadership considering giving him some of his ISK back. If he gets 40b (for example) back, Goons still end out 'up' and this dude can go on and buy a new character and build himself a new career within the game hopefully having learned something. 40b is a drop in the ocean for an alliance the size of Goons. Note, I'm not saying he deserves the ISK back, I just think it may be the best way for this shit to play out for good of all involved.
But what the fuck do I know.
I challenge you - to 'give'
Like your CEO.
All the spoils of this scam back to the victim.
As you said 'they are only pixels'. Or are they worth more to you?
You will find great pleasure in giving.
Are you up to the task?
First, it is "Shtray-ans"
Second, your haiku is bad
And you should feel bad
I'd let you bang me
Not just with fingers~
Hey Burnes, eat my shit
And, WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE
WE'VE GOT FUN AND GAMES
Attention whore or actual suicidal, doesn't matter. He got what he wanted either way. Attention, and help.
Still, losing money in a video game is a pretty fucking bad reason to commit suicide. Its not like he found out he's got ALS or some shit that's ACTUALLY a decent reason to question continued existence.
If you are going to kill yourself over assets in a video game, you should kill yourself
I am seeing posts
Not in Haiku form in here
That is not allowed
But they took my isk
and I can't haiku that well
I must take my life
I still have people contacting me, every day, convinced that CCP took the money back. in other news i appreciate the thread name change thanks.
Tell a single man
That CCP take assets
Is not true. Honest.
Tell one person that
CCP confiscate assets
came expecting a
eve is easy dot com thread
Ahahahahahaha wow someone really tried to kill himself over a video game holy shit
Sniping in haiku
is much more rewarding to me
than sniping without
EDIT : shit I did it wrong
just give me a second guys
I'll sort myself out