What should I do when I spot RMT (Real Money Trading)

(ISD Athechu) #1

Hello Capsuleers!

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:

  1. 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.

  2. 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:

  1. We’re going to take all your stuff if you cheat
  2. Buy PLEX, don’t be a space butt
  3. 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
  4. 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!

Massive RMT going on
The like and get likes thread
Code. RMT Clear as day, where is CCP?
ISK to USD Formula
(ISD Max Trix) #2

(StonerPhReaK) #3

We call ^this RMT or Real Money Trading.

RMT is bad.

(Alessienne Ellecon) #4

Thanks for posting this, it helps to know what to do. In some ways RMT is worse than botting.

(Dinsdale Pirannha) #5

I really was impressed with CCP’s reaction to the goon leader’s offer to provide in-game content for real-life cash on Kickstarter. It was a shining example of how seriously CCP takes the RMT threat.

(Pestilen Ratte) #6

He lies. It’s not love when your uncle holds you down.

(Andrew Indy) #7

I thought that was for a book about stuff in Eve not to get content in Eve. In this case you are paying RL Money for RL stuff which just happens to be about Eve.

(Krystel Amkalai) #8

Not sure I understand.
buy Plex for real-world money.
Sell Plex in-game for ISK.

both activities completely legal.

(ISD Athechu) #9

Yes that’s legal.

Doing the following is not Legal. ISK > Buy PLEX > Sell PLEX for real World Money, or even just skipping the PLEX and going streight to ISK > Selling ISK for IRL Cash. Both of these methods is not allowed. Doing either one of these is considered RMT (Real Money Trading) and is against the EULA.

(Dora SiPetualang) #10

It will destroy eve economy … i understand and will report any suspicions regarding the matter

(Nico Boru) #12

A lot of botters do the RMT thing. RMT is bad mmmmkay.

(Imustbecomfused) #13

thats right kids, CCP wants you to buy their ISK instead… for a slight premium that is. :smiley: