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    EVE Online - more corruption

    LessBread, Many baby Iraqis died... to bring us this information.
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    EVE Online - more corruption

    CCP Response The above link is a response to THIS: Dear CCP, Once again, it seems that several of your employees have been up to no good. We'll get into the details a little later, but the highlights are quite juicy: CCP employees abusing their roles to join player corporations and give themselves director access, RP-events being rigged and what I really thought we were over, further fraternization between your employees and members of BoB and the subsequent cover-up. These latter two events actually stem from the same source, a former ISD member. Let us begin with CCP Sharkbait joining the corporation "DarkStar 1" and giving himself director access. This was not preceded by a customer service request that would in any shape, way or form require a CCP employee to join the corporation. Less then one minute after joining the corporation, he added the role "Director" to himself, roughly fourteen minutes later, he leaves the corporation and surrenders the role. http://images.goonfleet.com/images/c... http://images.goonfleet.com/images/c...rkbait%202.png Upon learning of this, corporate officers from DarkStar 1 immediately filed a petition in an effort to discover the reasons for this. This petition was promptly deleted and CCP Sharkbait would not respond to in-game conversations. Why would a CCP Employee ever join a corporation without being asked to do so or any prior communication indicating that this would take place? Why was the petition filed by officials from DarkStar 1 deleted with no response or reason? The second part of this sordid story is best told "as is". Below I've included the account of one Raekhan, a former member of ISD. His story is two-fold and will encompass both the rigging of RP-events, as well as the fraternization between members of BoB and CCP and its cover-up. Without further ado, here is Raehkan's Story: My apologies for the long delay. I promised myself not to get involved in what, at the time, I called "An internet nerd revenge scheme' that was this issue, I felt that bringing this stuff to light would be cheap, and silly, and completely beneath anyone who was actually able to 'move on'.... Months after, I planned to re-evaluate....that time has passed, I still have no desire to play EVE, and thus, I can tell you some things.... please PM me with an email address (any email you so choose) to attach a file or two to... Now, my story.... I am also known as Graelyn, a (once) big RP-community-guy. I was the executor of the Aegis Militia Alliance. (We kicked the Bloodraider NPC group out of the Bleak Lands Region, and recently stomped those StarFraction people.) The AM guys guys are great GREAT people, and since the below incident ocured, they have safeguarded a very bad secret for a very long time, one that would ensure the dissolution of the RP community we tried so hard to maintain.... Mirial, once the executor of my Alliance, was banned, the center of what would be referred to as the 'Tetrimon OOC affair'. What occured was this: Several members of the alliance Aegis Militia were ISD members (completely in regulations and living that double-life as it was intended to be played, by the rules), however, Mirial, who was once an ISD member, managed to get the login/PW info to an ISD forum from a director of her corp who happened to be in ISD. (How this happened is still a mystery even to me, I am still inquiring)... Basically, Mirial was accessing an AURORA website illegally, and was banned for it (Something I cannot in any theory disagree with, NDA was broken, and similarly, I can't argue with YOUR banning from EVE, sir...try to understand....), but it was the nature of the thing that caused so much distress.... You see, ISD claims that events are not rigged, that RP groups can influence the events in the world. This is a lie, and one that, after discovering, I did not reveal, in the fears that it would demolish the already on-the-ropes RP community in EVE. AM already had suspicions, as by the end of the Tetrimon affair, we had been involved in more events that ANY other group in EVE without exception. In the course of this we often 'succeeded' in events that we later realized were not meant to be won, then watched as AURORA actors deperately lost the scenario (when actors have to resort to self-destructing thier own ships in the middle of battle, you know you have an ulterior motive underway in the story...*groan*...) Mirial was in browsing (illegally) one of these ISD forums when one of the 'recommended' story paths was mandated by CCP, namely "_____ side must win, see to this immediately." Upon reading this decree by CCP, Mirial showed his cards and revealed all on our alliance's Vent server. 2 hours after bringing this up in our Ventrillo channel, Mirial was banned from EVE...for telling his Alliance members what was up. Turns out I was only one of many members of ISD in my Alliance, and the others had hit the alarm to the ISD dept heads as soon as this talk beagn in our private Vent server.... Within 30 minutes (of the reveal in vent) I had 2 AURORA members convoing us INGAME, OOC, trying to play down the fact. The two in question argued with Mirial, but did NOT deny that rigging was going on, rather emphasising that it was all for 'The Greater Good'. At the same time, Nebulai, Head of the ISD program, convoed ME (I was second in command of AM, an ISD-InterstallarCorespondents member, and a Mirial banning process was already in motion by 10-minutes into this, I was the primary focus of all damage control efforts), telling a different story, namely that RIGGING NEVER OCCURS, that all I had been hearing was nonsense.... AT THE SAME TIME, the document that I will give to you, was being sent to me by SEP-DOGAL, the AURORA tier 3 producer in charge of the Tetrimon Arc. He was sending it to me to show how much work had been done/lost with the arc, not realizing that the last paragraphs SPECIFICALLY DETAILED HOW THE ARC COULD BE RIGGED TO SUIT THE FINAL CCP DESCISION. The only hint anyone else who played EVE got as to what had occured, came from this post: http://myeve.eve-online.com/ingamebo...hreadID=405843 With that, all said 'compromised' arcs were completely terminated, and all events in the matter hushed up quickly. The RP community has longed cursed Mirial's name for 'ruining' all of these arcs, unaware that he was banned for trying to bring this to the community's attention....AM held thier tongues for the good of that community, even after months of shit-talk...they never spoke....bless-em.... It was a serious palm-to-forehead moment. It was the day I relized how fucked up the game was. It did not stop there. Eventually, RP being ruined for me, I focused explicitly on my ISD char (His name was Raekhan, a reporter with the ISD for 1.5 years at his termination) Complaining about the way Raekhan was banned seems odd to me, considering how much I was able to use him to understand 0.0 realities in a way Alliance leaders can barely approach (I was an Empire-space RP-alliance leader, so conflicts-of-interest never became a problem, and with Raekahn, EVERY DAY I was able to simply jump and watch, from perfect safety, any offensive any Alliance happened to be engaging in. I used my jumpdrives more than any other person in CCP for sure....), but the day I lost Raekhan? Sickening and Stupid on the part of CCP, seriously, how could you ever accept the following as proper and effective damage control??? I was floating around in my Polaris frig, watching one of the massive, 270+-in-local battles in the south, BOB vs COALTION, BoB had already destroyed thier second POS in the system....when I 'text-jumped' (using admin "tr/ 'playername' jumpto command) to a certain Dread pilot I knew was in the action. Doing so teleports a polaris frig to that players ship...at 1 FOOT distance. I jumped to this position and immediately orbitted the gaggle of 20 dreads at 80KM, standard operating proceedure for ISD reporters.... A minute later, Daakon, of BoB, began yelling in local "Hey, Reporter, you bumped our dread!!!" This was a falsehood, since the dread I jumped to was on the outside of the group and I made sure not to do just that. I ignored him. A year and a half of Reportering and you get used to ALL BoB members trying to order/bully you around. It is a common practice (WAY TOO GODDAMN COMMON) that ISD members are ordered to completely ignore. Eventually, Mr. Daakon began giving me DIRECT ORDERS. "You must leave the system. Now. Move, you shit!!" My response? "Um...no?" Their response was pretty indicative of the manner in which BoB is used to ordering CCP personnel around...in LOCAL CHANNEL of 250+, Daakon replied: "Well, I guess I'll have to call up my friends in CCP and get you dealt with." I was sitting in ISD's IRC channel, as is required anytime you are logged in as an ISD char, and I decided to inform my dept. head of this development. He seemed amused.... Until 40 seconds later.... ISD IRC acounts have a lot of symbols in their usernames. They signify time-in-service, department membership, and other things, but after 40 seconds, a BRAND NEW userID appeared, bereft of any such demarcations or designations...an illegal and brand new ID... "Hey, anyone know some reporter named Raekhan!?" Me:"Um, yeah, that's me." "LEAVE THAT SYSTEM NOW, YOU ARE EMBARRASSING THE ISD AND CCP THE COMPANY!!" < Me: ORLY!? My ISD BOSS: 'ORLY!' the next minutes were interesting, as my ISD-IC dept head began briefing me on the minbute-by-minute actions of the internal affairs team (formed after your T-20 revelation I should point out) LEAPED on this matter in seconds. Me: "So I guess a BoB director claiming he has CCP buddies at his beckon call, and the fact that said buddy showed up 40 sec later, will raise some heads at CCP?" Boss: "Oh, I think it already has...." Me: "Well, at least something good will come from all this mess..." Boss: "We have his IP address." Boss: "He's posting from CCP, he's Staff." Boss: He's in the QA department...." *after long pause* Boss: Well, I'll tell you how this goes tomorrow, take care, Rae..." I signed off. Turns out, within 3 hours, every ISD-related account I had was banned. ISD-ingame char, banned. Forum-ISD, banned. EVE-Online.com Admin access, banned. AURORA-TEAMSPEAK, banned. The freaking ISD-COUNTERSTRIKE server, banned. I never recieved an email explaining it. Every email I have sent to the comany politely asking for even a corp-speak explaination for this has been ignored. The company refuses to admit I exist. I was banned for reporting a serious conflict-of-interest to my 'chain-of-command' within the company.... My character, free to play as a side-benefit of doing work for CCP, was disabled, asking for funds to restart.... ...and that's the day I walked away....I have never looked back , and the games and projects I've become involved with since then have made me wish I hadn't wasted the 3 years I played EVE.... Everything I speak of here will be very 'circumstantial' evidence, un-totally-backable events that fanboys will decry as the bitter musings of another EVE dissident. Let them think this. I truly do gain pleasure from the axiom of 'a fool and his money are soon parted' and would wish nothing from the majority of the EVE community than to keep sending thier money to this once-great-company-now-conglomerate that I once recruited dozens of players to with conviction. It took a lot to convince me of the truth, and not even the 'caught-red-handed' events that YOU exposed to the community could break my fanboy shell....till I saw it myself and kicked myself for being a naive idiot... I do not fear CCP's NDA prosecutions, as they possess no hard copy of said document...thank goodness for premature admissions to the program (I never mailed them the required paperwork, but got in anyway, a move I am glad now to have done). Anyhow, that's my story. None of my enemies ever realized just who I was, and what I could have abused to hurt them. This too is alright by me. Video games are a stupid thing to measure one's dick-size with, a fact that many seem slow to realize.... (You may quote the entirety of the preceeding text verbatim if you wish. My time in CCP/EVE is long over,. All preceding text is your to use as you wish. I actually do feel a bit dirty being a cog in this very crooked 'crowd control' system, and attempts to reveal it as such to anyone will escape my notice, I am too involved with other projects to care. Best of luck in your efforts....you were right...I was a fool....) If you print anything, print this. "Graelyn: I was naive. Istvaan, you were right, too damned right, more than you may ever realize, you cocksucker....." [ 2007.03.20 06:30:15 ] Orange Species > isd reporters are not to interfere with gameplay [ 2007.03.20 06:30:22 ] Orange Species > that includes getting too close [ 2007.03.20 06:30:25 ] Orange Species > to our ships [ 2007.03.20 06:30:32 ] D4kkon > petition her [ 2007.03.20 06:30:57 ] Orange Species > nah no petition [ 2007.03.20 06:31:00 ] Orange Species > msn chat is enough [ 2007.03.20 06:31:05 ] D4kkon > rgr Orange Species merely needs MSN to get CCP help, according to this log. Employees of CCP are conducting themselves in an unbecoming manner with regards to interfering in the game world. First there was the T20 incident in the past, with the creation of Tech2 blueprints by an employee who also happened to be the leader of RKK corp's capital fleet, which were then handed to members of BoB. After the debacle this caused, I was quite shocked, nay stunned to learn that this relationship is still ongoing and quite healthy indeed. Then we discovered that Nebulai, head of the notoriously corrupt Aurora RP department, was a member of EVOL corp by the name of M Hoshi. And now today we discover that CCP Admiral Chamrajnagar is at the beck and call of BoB capital pilots. I won't bore either of us with whiny details of how you enable cheating, stealing and an unbalanced environment, we've been over that. I will however try and instill a sense of urgency in you. This is a serious situation and it warrants the highest levels of attention on your part. Sincerely, The Customer." Which was posted by members of Goonswarm (loosely affiliated with SomethingAwful.com). The way this has been handled is pretty much horribly stupid. I hadn't seen this in a brief (laggy) search (forums are sooo slow right now), so here's the deal. CCP, the company behind EVE Online, basically took information from the forums and substituted it into what they were responding to (the letter above). Of interest, spying is a constant factor amongst alliances, and apparently CCP has a spy in Goonfleet, since they were able to access their private forums. edit for summary of sorts: -Players ask why Developer joins corporation -Company never responds to this -1a)Players post in public asking again, and 1b)say they hadn't asked for him to fix anything, as well as some issues 2)regarding player-influenced events being set in stone, and a volunteer being fired due to bumping a ship 3)which the reporting of was via 3rd party (MSN) -Company deletes thread -Players post more threads -Company deletes them again -Players get *a lot* of people to spam threads about it, as well as posting links ingame -Company bans people ingame for posting links (even just one, not spamming), and shuts down forums -Players continue to post via 3rd party means and ingame, even risking bans -Company finally posts an initial response and official thread regarding the matters -Players post in the thread... which reaches 4000+ posts (in two days) -A certain player of a certain faction posts that they are regularly in contact with EVE Online Developers and are friends with them -1)Company replies that players did petition for the DEV to fix something, and also say they didn't get communications asking about it -Players don't agree with this -2)Company replies that events are ...rigged but not to help certain players -Players disagree, pointing out things that were done -3)Company sorta replies to this also but does not acknowledge the 3rd party portion. -Players point out the 3rd party thing is the main part Then we have the response at the top of the page: -1)Company provides odd screenshots as proof of the petition & innocence of DEV -Company also slanders player group -2)Company quotes an older response to this -3)Company posts a single screenshot on this -Company slanders player group more -Company then makes a vague threat to persue legal action against the player group (edited to fix things) [Edited by - Evil_Greven on May 30, 2007 2:42:38 PM]
  3. Evil_Greven

    Why no action based MMO's?

    Quote:Original post by curtmax_0 PlanetSide is great fun. But I stopped playing it as it got boring to spam bullets back and forth. I tried making a sniper character too, and it's hopeless. You simply can't hit anything with the sniper rifle short of pure luck. You fail at it then. The sniper rifles (Heavy Scout Rifle or Bolt Driver, either one) hit almost instantly, so at longer ranges you lead slightly. Closer, or against stationary targets, it's very easy to hit.
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    Lame Programming/CS Jokes

    A small company was having difficulty keeping track of its records, or to be more precise, it took too long to sift through the stack of papers on the desk for something the business needed. The executive managers continued tossing the records on the stack and telling someone to dig through the stack for whatever they needed. Fed up, an engineer built innovative filing cabinets for the records. Later, a programmer filed the records.
  5. Of violent games, that is. Oh, goody... this can only end well. Obviously everyone who plays or creates violent games must be jailed, because some 18 year old (who was likely depressed) happened to play Counter Strike and went on a little rampage (although he only seemed to kill himself, despite wounding dozens of people). It's the only logical response. Excuse me, but this is man is (and his ideas are) quite insane. (thanks /.)
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    Child Arrested for Opening a Christmas Present Early

    Gotta love all these kneejerk reactions here. Let me highlight a few things so you people can get a clue: Quote:According to the boy's mother, he had already been caught shoplifting, stealing money from her, and punching a police officer. She told the Rock Hill Herald that she hopes this arrest will put a stop to his errant ways, because she is worried about his safety LEARN TO READ. This kid does NOT deserve sympathy, he is well and old enough to know better than to behave as he has. Shoplifting? Theft? Never, ever have I done either in my life. Not even when I was a little kid, because *gasp* my parents taught me it was wrong. While I've certainly punched people, I've never hit a police officer. Hell, I've never even really encountered the police; almost 25 and I've been pulled over exactly once for a warning. Nothing else. Even besides that, she cares for the boy and is trying to set him straight, yet you people don't support that? No wonder the world is so messed up today.
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    PS3 Marketing

    Quote:Original post by mattnewport Quote:Original post by RavuyaI think the money is already rolling in; they just can't make the damn things fast enough. It's rolling out even faster: iSuppli cost breakdown At my store on Sunday morning (yes, THIS Sunday morning), we recieved 27 Nintendo Wii(s?). There was a line of 40 or more people 30min before the store opened (had an ad out about it), so they were gone in less than 30min when the store opened. Monday morning, we recieved a box containing two $599 PS3s. One sold within two and a half hours of the store opening, but the second remained until I left work that morning. Worse still, there are dozens of PS3 controllers on the shelves... and very few copies of PS3 games. The Wiimote and Nunchuck on the other hand are constantly sold out, and there's quite a lot more copies of games (and actual different games) for the Wii. Add that to the fact that Sony is losing money with each console it sells, and heh... I don't think the future bodes well for Sony.
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    Co-Op Mode: What happened?

    Think back, once long ago, when co-op mode was rather common. There was Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles at the arcade, along with The Simpsons, and later the X-Men. All of these were made for up to four players at once, and damn were they fun games. House of the Dead 1 & 2, Area51, and many other rail shooter games were also made for more than one player, and more recently the Time Crisis series. Further back, however, are more commonly sidescrollers of some variety; be it top-down shooters where you control a fighter craft, or side-to-side games like Contra. These were all a blast, as with the above games, you could play with a friend (or two or three) while going through the storyline. What's changed? There simply are very few games anymore that capture Co-op mode. The last ones I can think of are the above mentioned Time Crisis series (there's also one for the PS2 that I can't recall the name of.. some magic-themed rail shooter), Doom3, and System Shock 2.
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    PS3, the rumors?

    Quote:Original post by Gametaku Quote:Original post by Evil_Greven The store display model at my work freezes up from time to time. Couple of questions: The Console itself, can't be jared, hit, messed with by customers correct? Is the disk taken out, daily or does it permenetly stay in the console, unless the disk is changed) About how much usage would you estamate the ps3 got before it started to freeze? Stuff like: How many hours a day was it used? How often did players reset the games? I can only answer a few of those; The Console cannot be touched by customers unless it were to be opened by staff. I'm unsure whether they change the disk much; I've only seen it playing the truck game. Usage I wouldn't know totally, but this problem was indicated to me on Wednesday and the store is open from 8am to 11pm, when everything is shutoff. So playtime would be maximum of (Nov. 23 - Nov. 17 * 15 hours =) 90 hours. I do not know about the resetting.
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    PS3, the rumors?

    The store display model at my work freezes up from time to time.
  11. Evil_Greven

    So who here bought a PS3 or Revolution?

    Further information from working last night: The PS3 display model has been freezing up frequently, apparently. Anyone else actually own one, and have these issues?
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    So who here bought a PS3 or Revolution?

    Well, I was unable to purchase either, but damn the PS3 is pretty instore. Not worth $600, but the graphics are very nice. Of course it was sold out, but sadly, the Wii was as well. This is at my new place of employment, and according to the people there, they had recieved (8) PS3 units vs. (34) Wii units.
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    How do you think about math?

    Math eh? I guess I do it much the same as the OP. Example: multiplication 2432 x 8 ---- 2432 x 10 = 24320 24320 - 2432 = 21888 21888 - 2432 = 19456 Although if it's a number 4-6, I do it this way 1992 x 6 ---- 1992 x 10 = 19920 19920 / 2 = 9960 9960 + 1992 = 11952 It's easy to scale it up to larger numbers, although it's nice to have paper to work the 'parts' of it. Meanwhile, I work divison like this, by breaking it down to factors and dividing: 3322 / 9 -------- 3322 / (3*3) 1107.333... / 3 --------- 369.111... Addition I work much like division, by breaking it into pieces: 5232438456 + 11232332 ---------- 5232438456 + 10000000 = 5242438456 + 1000000 = 5243438456 + 200000 = 5243638456 + 30000 = 5243668456 + 2000 = 5243670456 + 300 = 5243670756 + 30 = 5243670786 + 2 = 5243670788 Likewise, I work subtraction: 2232425223 - 68346588 ---------- 2232425223 - 60000000 = 2172425223 - 8000000 = 2164425223 - 300000 = 2164125223 - 40000 = 2164085223 - 6000 = 2164079223 - 500 = 2164078723 - 80 = 2164078643 - 8 = 2164078635 So with smaller numbers, say 100 - 71, it's 100-70 = 30, then 30 - 1 = 29.
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    Walking, ridable mechanical tiger

    See video. That's pretty awesome, even if it's a little... clunky. It can turn in the video, too. Wonder if it can be made to go faster...
  15. Evil_Greven

    This is F'ing awesome: Canon in D guitar

    I agree with LockePick. Music is music, and good music is a treasure.
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