CCP's Continuing Indifference to Sexism and Mysogniny


(Mu'ad Diib) #1

Earlier this evening I saw a post about people having offensive and misogynistic names for pilot characters in Eve. Here’s a link to the original post: 🎀 Should These Character Names be Allowed? 🎀.

Here’s an extract of what I wrote as a reply:
"I’ve played the game for about nine years now. Time after time after time I’ve come across pilot names, language, and behaviour that is sexist, misogynistic, homophobic, and sometimes just generally hateful and misanthropic.

On several occasions, I’ve complained to CCP about specific instances and pretty every time I’ve come up against utter indifference and a total lack of interest in actually doing anything tangible. Most of the time I get pointed vaguely in the direction of the EULA and told that there’s nothing in it that stops people basically behaving as offensively as possible as much as they like…"

Sadly you won’t find the post now without the link above.

This is because CCP has now unlisted it (so that it’s invisible) wiped most of the detail out of the original post (essentially the part which was a long list of misogynistic pilot names) and closed it down (so that no further discussion is possible). Apparently, the post was ‘a problem’ and CCP posted a shutdown notice advising that "If you have problems with a characters name, please file a support ticket and let CCP Support handle it. "

The ironic thing is, of course, that having written about the utter indifference of CCP to sexism and misogyny, and about the fact that, if you do complain, CCP just says 'file a support ticket" (in the full knowledge that they will refuse to discuss the issue, whatever your complaint is), surprise, surprise, rather than actually dealing with the issue at hand in any tangible way, CCP has summarily shut the discussion down and advised people to 'file a support ticket".

It’s really like a scene from Monty Python (or something similarly darkly satirical).

I do love playing Eve and I have no intention of stopping but I find the utter indifference towards sexist, misogynistic, homophobic, hateful and misanthropic pilot names, language, and behaviour from CCP really depressing.

And this feeling is amplified given the fact that there are now multiple campaigns and calls in all areas of life for sexism to be confronted, challenged and stopped (eg: the Everyday Sexism Project and the use of the hashtag #MeToo).

I’m hoping that I’m not the only non-sexist/misogynistic man playing Eve (although I fully realise as I write this that this will inevitably bring out the idiot trolls), but I am starting to wonder if anything will ever change in Eve even as the world around us changes forever.


CCP’s Continuing Indifference to Sexism and Mysogniny, 2
(Quelza) #2

I’m fine with hateful and misanthropic. The other stuff can go for sure though.


(Vortexo VonBrenner) #3

Alright…if we are going to be quoting ourselves, then I will also quote myself:

“ok…but who determines what is offensive? I’m glad CCP decides rather than letting anybody who is offended by something exercise an automatic heckler’s veto.
I’ts up to us to parent our kids, not CCP.”

“utter indifference” you say? You know every time you see a name such as caldari citizen 54622345, gallente citizen 98997654, or such it means CCP has changed that name after reviewing it, right? Just because they didn’t do what you wanted and/or thought they should does not equal “utter indifference”.
C’mon now, you’ve been playing eve quite some time to be so sensitive.


(Beast of Revelations) #4

LOL. Here we go again.


(ISD Buldath) #5

(ISD Buldath) #6

Regardless of what I do with this thread I will be the bad guy, but here me out.

There is Nothing CCP can discuss about Characters that are violating the Naming policy on the forums.

CCP Has Always kept Tickets and Issues with Violations private between parties for the privacy of the Accused and CCP. To do otherwise starts witch hunts and is a terribly deep hole one might never climb out of.

This post is a reopening of a closed thread, so it will be closed. I will relist the old thread and keep the link, as it was originaly unlisted in case I missed any Names that Violate the Naming policy.

~Buldath Edit: English


A Point of Clarification for ISD Buldath 🛡