By now, we all know the story about GigX who got banned for threats, reasonable or not, it eventually led to the total downfall of CO2 alliance. Recently I have experienced something similar. The CEO from one of our associated corps got banned. What he had said was taken out of context and the guy who reported him was later identified as a spy.
So my first point is: The GM’s really really have to be aware if or not they are being used as a weapon in a war.
My Second point is: This is a grown up’s game. Thieving, griefing, spying, manipulating, its all a part of our every gameday. And it cant be a surprise to any one if people react emotionally when they get screwed over. Hell, I probably said worse things than GigX. I even know of FC’s that has been recorded and put on soundboards saying worse things.
And its all fine by me. I am a grown up. I play a hardcore pvp game called EVE Online and have done so for 8 years. Please don’t let it turn in to Hello Kitty Online.