Every so often we’ll see topics like:
RMT Topic Subject wrote: EVE 1000 Mil ISK=$12.99
or may see pilots posting something similar within the help channels.
We call RMT or Real Money Trading. This is a form of buying ISK for real life money. This is a forbidden activity and isn’t allowed.
ISK buying and selling is against the Eve Online EULA (Section 6 b). More often or than not, these ISK Sellers are also linked to account hacking rings who pose a serious risk to the security of your EVE Online account.
We all value our new players immensely, and would hate to see any pilot fall foul due to these advertisements due to being unaware of the risk they pose.
Here are some steps that you can do to help combat RMT:
If you are seeing this happen, stop by the Help Channels and see if there is a member of ISD online (You can typically find us in Help or Rookie Help) and let them know. You’re always welcome to also send us a mail asking what to do. If you are on the forums, press flag the post to get the attention of the forum moderators.
Submit a support ticket and inform the GM team of what is happening. Please make sure to file this under Game Play Support > EULA & Terms of Service.
CCP Sreegs posted a DevBlog about this on 2012.04.03: http://community.eveonline.com/devblog.asp?a=blog&nbid=28581
Here is the CCP EVE Security Video from Fanfest 2012: http://youtu.be/UG13u9KKtzE
I will just quote the tl;dr version.
CCP Sreegs wrote:
So, the tl;dr of this is:
- We’re going to take all your stuff if you cheat
- Buy PLEX, don’t be a space butt
- We’re keeping an eye on all sorts of fun places to pull numbers and graphs from and we’ll provide them in a separate blog
- We love you if you don’t cheat
If you have any questions about this feel free to file a petition and ask the GMs or ask a ISD:STAR member in the Help Channel/Rookie Help Channel in-game.
Please make sure to share this with your fellow capsuleers and lets combat RMT togeather!