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An Announcement Regarding Real Life Harassment

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#1 - 2014-03-28 12:53:38 UTC  |  Edited by: CCP Falcon
Hello everyone,

For the last few weeks the community has been debating the topic of real life harassment, and its connection to the EVE Universe. The EVE Universe Community Team has been working on this issue for some time now, and has had extensive discussions about it with your elected representatives, the Council of Stellar Management.

EVE is a virtual world whose inhabitants have more freedom to play the villain and experiment with various backhanded tactics than in any other MMO. The freedom to scam and commit piracy, espionage, and extortion are all fundamental to the EVE Online experience, and CCP will never change that. However, it is important to remember that the EVE universe is a virtual world, and behavior of this nature should remain firmly within that virtual world.

While the content of online interactions between players cannot realistically be gated within our game worlds, CCP strongly disapproves of clear and extraordinary levels of real life harassment against our players in the outside world.

CCP, in collaboration with the CSM, have agreed and would like to state in the strongest possible terms and in accordance with our existing Terms of Service and End User License Agreement, that real life harassment is morally reprehensible, and verifiable examples of such behavior will be met with disciplinary action against game accounts in accordance with our Terms of Service.

Harassment poses a potential problem in any virtual world, and CCP has dealt with cases of this nature for more than a decade. We will continue to monitor and evaluate claims of harassment based on our policies and acceptable standards of behavior.

As always, CCP will not discuss specific cases of policy enforcement. However, if you have any questions regarding this statement, please feel free to pose them in this thread, and we will respond to the best of our ability.

- The EVE Universe Community Team

CCP Falcon || EVE Universe Community Manager || @CCP_Falcon

Happy Birthday To FAWLTY7! <3

#2 - 2014-03-28 12:55:07 UTC
Please feel free to discuss this statement in this thread, however please also be aware of the forum rules, and our rules on discussion of warnings and bans.

Above all, lets keep it civil and constructive.

Thanks again.

CCP Falcon || EVE Universe Community Manager || @CCP_Falcon

Happy Birthday To FAWLTY7! <3

#3 - 2014-03-28 13:01:51 UTC
So has the EULA actually changed at all?
Caldari State
#4 - 2014-03-28 13:01:55 UTC  |  Edited by: Kristalll
Just so it's easily viewable:

SOHKAR TALKS WITH EROTICA 1: http://www.twitch.tv/kristallnachte/c/3967558

Full Disclosure article on the Bonus Room: http://podborn.com/community/psychopaths-guide-to-the-bonus-room



Good job CCP! This is a solid nonstatement on the matter =P

“Die trying” is the proudest human thing.

#5 - 2014-03-28 13:03:04 UTC  |  Edited by: Ramona McCandless
EDIT: I shall assume this post was not considered relevant any longer

"Yea, some dude came in and was normal for first couple months, so I gave him director." - Sean Dunaway

"A singular character could be hired to penetrate another corps space... using gorilla like tactics..." - Chane Morgann

Gallente Federation
#6 - 2014-03-28 13:03:12 UTC  |  Edited by: PinkPanter
So move along pretty much.

Ok.

Watch my accounts.

Later.

*** not a rage quit.
Just disagreement and something I do not want to affiliate myself with.
Caldari State
#7 - 2014-03-28 13:03:58 UTC
Riot Girl wrote:
So has the EULA actually changed at all?


no.
Affirmative.
#8 - 2014-03-28 13:04:11 UTC
As long as Erotica isn't getting away with this without consequences. I am a happy camper.

Even more happier that it is now very crystal clear to everyone that what occurred is not tolerated by CCP.

Thank you very much CCP, faith restored.
Anomaly One
#9 - 2014-03-28 13:04:13 UTC  |  Edited by: Anomaly One
sooo.. nothing?

\o/

Thank you CCP (I think)

Psychotic Monk for CSM9 https://forums.eveonline.com/default.aspx?g=posts&t=326497 you want content in highsec? vote Monk

#10 - 2014-03-28 13:04:17 UTC
I'd have done it very similarly were I in CCP's shoes. So, no disagreement from here.

In my interpretation of that crystal-clear statement (...), bonus rooms are basically still allowed, however, they are a walk on the line, so that there's an incentive not to exaggerate.
CODE.
#11 - 2014-03-28 13:05:19 UTC
Riot Girl wrote:
So has the EULA actually changed at all?


"In accordance with our existing Terms of Service".

"Verily, I have often laughed at the weaklings who thought themselves good because they had no claws."

One of ours, ten of theirs.

Best Meltdown Ever.

#12 - 2014-03-28 13:05:33 UTC
Kristalll wrote:
Shill blurt


Keep on shillin
Imma link this thread when some poor critter temporarily off his meds gets taken to a TS channel and hazed to the point of homicide.




Goggles. Making me look good. Making you look good.

CODE.
#13 - 2014-03-28 13:05:47 UTC
Bloodmyst Ranwar wrote:
As long as Erotica isn't getting away with this without consequences. I am a happy camper.

Even more happier that it is now very crystal clear to everyone that what occurred is not tolerated by CCP.

Thank you very much CCP, faith restored.


CCP Falcon wrote:


As always, CCP will not discuss specific cases of policy enforcement.

“Some capsuleers claim that ECM is 'dishonorable' and 'unfair'. Jam those ones first, and kill them last.” - Jirai 'Fatal' Laitanen, Pithum Nullifier Training Manual c. YC104

#14 - 2014-03-28 13:06:07 UTC
PinkPanter wrote:
So move along pretty much.

Ok.

Watch my accounts.

Later.

*** not a rage quit.
Just disagreement and something I do not want to affiliate myself with.

Bye bye, don't forget to drop off your stuff in the bonus room on your way out.
Caldari State
#15 - 2014-03-28 13:06:14 UTC
Bloodmyst Ranwar wrote:
As long as Erotica isn't getting away with this without consequences. I am a happy camper.

Even more happier that it is now very crystal clear to everyone that what occurred is not tolerated by CCP.

Thank you very much CCP, faith restored.


Read more closely.

Cases of real life harassment are not accepted and will be investigated.

This is something EVERYBODY is in favor of.

What was never stated is whether they think the Sohkar situation counts as harassment, and MANY people don't think it does.

“Die trying” is the proudest human thing.

CODE.
#16 - 2014-03-28 13:07:10 UTC
Hey, didn't Infinity Ziona promise to unsub all his alts and biomass his main if there wasn't a policy change? Anyone else remember that?

"Verily, I have often laughed at the weaklings who thought themselves good because they had no claws."

One of ours, ten of theirs.

Best Meltdown Ever.

#17 - 2014-03-28 13:07:18 UTC
Hi Falcon!

I have a question for you. I brought this one up specifically in the megathread, so here we go:

Will CCP be applying it's EULA with regards to off-EVE systems. Example: Teamspeak, blogs, Skype, things of that nature.

I'm asking not so much due to the current case, but out of concern that nefarious people may decide to pretend to be someone they wish banned, off of CCP system.

Again, example. Person who hates LAF registers the blog "I_Am_LAF.com". Proceeds to write awful things, violate EULA, and other assorted bad things. Joins random voice comms under my name and spews RL harassment. Would I need to worry about that when it comes to my own account?
Thanks in advance!

7.2 CAN I AVOID PVP COMPLETELY? No; there are no systems or locations in New Eden where PvP may be completely avoided. --Eve New Player Guide

#18 - 2014-03-28 13:07:25 UTC
Thank you CCP, as well as CSM who have been involved with representing the communities interests on this, for this clear and strong statement.

Lets all hope there are as few cases as possible of clear and extraordinary levels of real life harassment against players in the outside world, so that all of us have more levity for content and enjoying the game, without everyone having to be suffer more restrictions necessary only due to the extraordinary detrimental actions of a few bad apples.

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Caldari State
#19 - 2014-03-28 13:07:25 UTC
Chopper Rollins wrote:
Kristalll wrote:
Shill blurt


Keep on shillin
Imma link this thread when some poor critter temporarily off his meds gets taken to a TS channel and hazed to the point of homicide.






And it would be his fault for not taking his meds as he was ordered by his physician. CRAZY PEOPLE ARE CRAZY how do we have anything to do with that?

“Die trying” is the proudest human thing.

#20 - 2014-03-28 13:07:26 UTC
Thank you CCP

No troll.

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