I read the news of your Permanent Ban afflicted upon the player named gigX in the referenced news article below:
Having played eve for many years, I petition you to remove the ban in gigX for the following reasons. I witnessed the horror of the Mittani, who on live broadcast streamed to the world, encouraging thousands of people to harass another person with the purpose of pushing them to commit suicide. It took CCP several days to Permanently Ban the Mittani, which made most of the player base, and good gamers around the world rejoice. Only to have CCP stab those people in the back and remove the permanent ban against the Mittani, allowing him to continue to play, and ruinng Eve Online to this day.
gigX made an in game threat on in game text chat, he did not do it in real life, on TV or stream for the world to see, the player named The Judge recorded and released the private conversation. CCP banned gigX in the span of a few minutes for life for that, knowing there is no credible way that gigX’s threat could be considered valid.
CCP’s previous actions have left much suspicion. The Mittani having been permanently banned after a long delay, then the ban was later reversed, many were left to think that CCP and Goonswarm are working together. This time, with Goonswarm publically acknowledging that they worked with TEST to target gigX, harass him and his player base, and then get CCP to immediately permanently ban gigX for private comments, instead of the days it took to permanently ban the Mittani, only later to reverse it, makes everyone very sure that CCP has chosen sides, favoring Goonswarm, at the detriment to the rest of the player base.
CCP should not expect its player base to continue to play a game where the game creators consistently and publically favor one faction in the game. This isn’t conjecture, CCP has done this, proven its favoring of the Mittani and Goonswarm over all others, it has been well reported in the news, and it can no longer be tolerated.
The thousands of players that are posting negatively about CCP about this latest incident in eve online are going to vote with their wallets. I will also no longer speak well of CCP and eve online, I will not recommend this game to anyone, and instead do the opposite. I will tell all future gamers to not try this game, to steer clear of it and go elsewhere, because the company that runs it is partial to one group in the game, as they have shown through their actions over the years, and continues to this day.
Unless the permanent ban in gigX is lifted quickly and publicly, making the situation right; because there is no moral equivalent between what the Mittani did, and what gigX typed in private chat. I will not renew my subscription, and ask for a refund.