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Somebody is offering $75,000 to evict a rival alliance in EVE Online

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Bounty Hunter EVE Online

I don’t know much about EVE Online other than that it’s a space MMORPG that features a huge economy and large sums of actual money. I still can’t get my head around it entirely to be honest. Back in 2014 for example, over $250,000 was squandered in a large scale war. You read that right – all of that money disappeared on a digital playground.

Now an event of somewhat similar scale (in terms of moola) could take place, at least, if this Reddit post is to be believed. In it, somebody that goes by the name Holder2k has offered up a cold hard cash bounty of $75,000 to have a rival alliance removed (via PC Gamer):

I’m giving away IRL money through a paypal contract link to pay for the IRL time for gamers to participate in evictions. Employed or not Employed IRL you can participate. It will be a “contract link” so payment will be verified by your effort and in game toons. The money can be contractually recalled if you try to take money and run. The event will be Total Payout of: $75,000 USD for Hard Knocks Eviction. Please send legit queries to: me with your in game toon names.

The paypal link will be up in 3 weeks based on level on response and screening of toons. The event will be recorded and all toon names logged. The amount is based on total payout, so the more people the less individual payout. Doing the math on HK if we get 800 toons, it’s $94 per toon, if we get less the payout goes up. Timing of Ops not disclosed.

I don’t know what exactly this alliance did to piss off the person behind this bounty, but it must be pretty serious if he’s willing to throw that much money at people to have them removed. Who is this Holder2k chap anyway? Hard Knocks members speculate that he is actually ‘HeWhoShallNotBe Named’ – somebody who has beef with their director of operations, NoobMan (holy hell these names are amazing).

Apparently ‘HeWhoShallNotBe Named’ was banned from Hard Knocks’ chat channel over some disagreement. He offered NoobMan his cell number to sort out the matter privately, but that then got shared with other members of the alliance.

Naturally, ‘HeWhoShallNotBe Named’ was not pleased. Here’s an excerpt from a lengthy post  he put up over on the EVE Online forums:

“I see that you took it upon yourself to pass that [cell phone number] along to other people in your [corporation]. Because I’ve received eight voice messages of people trolling me [in real life]. Most of the numbers were spoofed, but Verizon was able to trace six of them back to the correct origin. That number was a work number for a large global bank where I’m International Legal Council. The bank has now turned it over to the federal authorities to investigate.”

The topic has since been locked, but not before an EVE dev said the following:

We are taking cases of harassment and out-of-game threats very serious. That kind of behavior is strictly forbidden and we have a zero tolerance policy on this.

I don’t know all the little details, but I think it’s safe to say that this whole situation has been blown out of proportion, and that it’s downright childish. I mean, $75,000 and the threat of legal action over some disagreement? It’s all a bit ridiculous.

I don’t honestly think Holder2k will follow through with this bounty though. I am interested to see how this debacle plays out nonetheless. Will the two parties make peace, or will CCP be forced to hand out bans? I’m sure we will find out soon enough.

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Last Updated: October 12, 2016

21 Comments

  1. Ottokie

    October 12, 2016 at 12:14

    This was just enough of a read to fill that void now that I have no more Harry Potter books xD

    Reply

    • Original Heretic

      October 12, 2016 at 12:21

      Great books, mediocre movies.

      Still need to buy the book boxset for myself.

      Reply

    • HvR

      October 12, 2016 at 12:23

      So that is why you pressing your fingers into electrical socket yelling Wingardium Leviosa

      Reply

      • Ottokie

        October 12, 2016 at 12:23

        Pfff it was a ceiling fan…and yes, I did scream that

        Reply

    • Matthew Figueira

      October 12, 2016 at 12:49

      That’s… a good thing? I think???? WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN, BASIL?

      Reply

  2. Original Heretic

    October 12, 2016 at 12:20

    If the guy really is international legal council for a global bank, he’s got that money.

    Reply

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      October 12, 2016 at 12:33

      And the fragile ego to go with it.

      Reply

    • Matthew Figueira

      October 12, 2016 at 12:48

      Probably 😛 but STILL!

      Reply

      • Original Heretic

        October 12, 2016 at 12:59

        Some people have more money than sense.

        But if he’s an uber-geek whose personal llife revolves around Eve Online, then perhaps he sees it as being worthwhile.

        But the dumbest move of his by far was handing out his work cell number to someone with regards to a non-work related matter.

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  3. HairyEwok

    October 12, 2016 at 12:22

    Ok hold up, let me get my excel spread sheet and work out how long and how many resources I’ll need to do it.

    Reply

  4. Admiral Chief

    October 12, 2016 at 12:28

    DRAMA

    Reply

  5. Archdruid Kromas

    October 12, 2016 at 12:49

    Actually I have fantasized in my younger years about employing people to form a Raid group on wow every week and all the loot (I want) goes to me. Back then though the stress of raidleading was getting to me.

    Good thing I did not have the money back then:P

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  6. MalikaiZA

    October 12, 2016 at 13:12

    Time to install EVE Online

    Reply

  7. Phaezen

    October 12, 2016 at 13:50

    Beautifully enough, and in the true Spirit of Eve, the player who allegedly made this offer has his corp evicted from their wormhole by Hard Knocks. Not the first time this has happened to them

    Reply

  8. Anthony Gray

    October 12, 2016 at 17:42

    Why is CCP trying to intervene? I doubt they give two fucks on the matter. Just let the blood and tears fly, the way it always has been.

    Reply

  9. Black_Sage

    October 12, 2016 at 18:36

    And I thought the drama in the League of Legends South Africa Facebook group was bad.

    Reply

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