I’ll leave the incredibly damning and irrefutable evidence off ShtirliZZ’s exposed 8+ Nyx botting debacle for those to pour over in the other 30+ topics on the matter. It’s all common knowledge now. What this post will delve deeper into is CCP’s official response, themselves pointing out the grief that botters can bring to those that “play by the rules”. By acknowledging the above, CCP will be forced to shut P I R A T down. I have faith CCP will simply do the right thing. In no other instance, has there been a greater case!
As founder and CEO of P I R A T, ShtirliZZ has cleanedtrillions upon trillions of ISK over the years and used much of these ill-gotten funds to declare war on thousands upon thousands of corporations/alliances which, in turn, has decimated hundreds upon hundreds of thousands over the years! The numbers are simply too great to be imagined:
-Current finished wars right now show 16,658.
-In a small sampling of 100 of those wars (I would like to have done more, but 100 almost drove me mad), I calculated an average of 45 members. Although not scientifically accurate, if that average was correct for the entire war set, you are talking about 749,610+ players. Take out some having alts, the newer alphas, etc…you are still easily over 500,000+ players affected by war decs that could not have been issued otherwise.
-Most of the finished wars, unfortunately, preyed on the newer/weak player base. I don’t have the time to pour through all 16,658 finished wars. But, suffice it to say, this entire corp/alliance was built just to grief.
-13.17 TRILLION ISK has been destroyed by this alliance. Again, most of it newer player loss.
Take into account these questions which are too damaging to be measured in a quantitative fashion:
-How many players quit the game?
-How many of those that quit told friends, wrote reviews, etc. expressing how the game wasn’t any good for one reason or another?
-How many players REAL time was purposefully ruined by such cheating methods?
-What amount of ISK was spent by players abiding by the rules to counter act these cheaters?
I could go on-and-on…
And ShtirliZZ handing the CEO-ship off to AchillesSR several days ago won’t work either; AchillesSR has been with P I R A T leadership all along. I am not CCP, so I cannot see the years of EveMails/transactions between them and others, but suffice it to say, all of P I R A T’s “leadership” is complicit. I suspect CCP taking time on this indicates just how many within P I R A T (and others) will be banned. In any case, I truly hope CCP will dismantle then shut down this alliance. It’s time for these ill-gotten griefers to get a taste of their own medicine!