On Sunday 14th Oct 2018 21:00 GMT I will be submitting a suspicion regarding securities fraud involving CCP games & Pearl Abyss, to https://www.sec.gov/tcr and other regional regulators.
I believe that persons of interest/power at CCP games have deliberately inflated their customer numbers in relation to a sale of a company. I believe that they have falsely put forward artificially high numbers knowing that much of their subscription numbers are made up of ‘‘botters’’ and are not in fact real individual players. These ‘‘botters’’ are in fact using computer ‘‘scripts’’ to automate otherwise normal subscriber activity.
‘‘Botting’’ although providing subscription income is clearly not a sustainable financial activity for such an online environment that requires player to player interaction. By allowing botting CCP has allowed its financial price to artificially increase. ‘‘botters’’ provide a subscription income to CCP but by not fully advertising the real numbers or tackling such an issue CCP games has falsely advertised their true subscription worth & player base number. These ‘‘botting’’ subscriptions will prove in future to be unsustainable and adverse to the long term prospects of CCP games, EVE online and the finances of any connected party.
I also believe that CCP has encouraged such ‘‘botting’’ to artificially increase the value of their company in relation to a sale involving Pearl Abyss and to meet performance targets governing the price of said sale.
I also suspect that CCP games has not be entirely forthcoming with their unfulfilled subscription liability, that they continue to misinform their customers over their statutory rights regarding such liability & that they are not meeting best practise in regards to such liability.
Such actions may damage the investment of stockholders, owners & other parties invested in Pearl Abyss so I feel compelled for the authorities to be made aware of such actions.
I have posted this here as I welcome any further input from the player base and evidence that may be put forward to the authorities in relation.