"Yes Ripard, you are literally nearly the worst kind of human filth. You parade around as a social justice champion while you purposely try to destroy people for your agenda. Reminds me of a lot of extreme right wing conservatives we have here in the states. You make me sick. You are truly sick in the head."Yes, the silly season is in full tilt in EVE Online. The recent bans based on out-of-game harassment using in-game EVE assets have brought the old bonus room crowd back into the spotlight. The ring leader of that circus, Erotica 1, even trotted out some of the arguments from the GamerGate crowd. Of course, he just knows the words and doesn't understand the concepts, as "social justice" and "extreme right wing conservatives" never go together.
For those new to the EVE Online community, Erotica 1 is the name of the main avatar of a person who preyed upon the greedy and weak-minded in EVE. He would prowl the main trade hub of Jita looking for victims to lure to an out-of-game "bonus room", where he would, along with his sycophants, scam the victim of all his/her ISK and assets and then try to humiliate the victim for hours, all the while recording the sessions to maximize the humiliation by posting the edited session online. Ripard Teg is the man (and member of the Council of Stellar Management) who brought the practice to the attention of the greater EVE community in his blog post, "The bonus round".
Yesterday, I referenced the Greater Internet Fuckwad Theory. I believe this theory does not apply to Erotica 1. I have gotten negative feedback about the way I choose my sources, but I consider Erotica 1 as unreliable a source of information as exists on the Internet. When he claimed that he was permanently banned from EVE, I totally discounted that statement. I wanted additional proof.
Now, while people are talking about the recent bans for out-of-game harassment as just a follow-up for the Erotica 1 scandal, I don't believe that's true. I believe that these are all new infractions and that some of the Erotica 1's flunkies failed to learn the lesson. I agree with the following Reddit post from RonUSMC:
"I understand you think you have been wronged. You should move along.I will slightly disagree on one point. Contrary to what CCP Falcon has posted, I don't think the EVE EULA and player code of conduct is clear on this matter. I would like to see a statement concerning "the usage of EVE Online and assets, characters and items from within the game environment as leverage for the purpose of real life harassment" put directly into the Terms of Service or some other policy document. I do not want this position just placed somewhere on the forums. CCP doing that is one of my pet peeves and I wish they would cease that practice. But besides that, I don't have a problem kicking these people out of EVE.
"I understand it's a sandbox, and you think you have the right to play how you want. It's not your sandbox, so move along.
"I understand that you want clear lines... so it's easier to skirt them, well, go ahead and move along.
"The party is going to be even more fun without you sociopaths here to torment us, so guess what.... move along.
"You are a cancer and we have been operated on. So please, just leave.
"You will not be missed. There will be no protests. You will just fade away like the other miscreants. If anything, we will be able to retain more new people that never knew how dark and freakish you guys ever were.
"If you really start to admit that you need EVE more than it needs you, and you create an alt and come back.... I hope they ban that too."