Seven player corporations on EVE Online have been found exploiting mining operations and said to have generated "a few trillion" ISK, the in-game currency.
CCP along with the "elected Council of Stellar Management" that represents players worked to find how "considerable and far reaching" this was. 70+ users have been banned.
The MMO is big business and EVE Online has a galactic economy to think about after all, so serious are this issues that CCP effectively have their own internal affairs division.
The exploit was linked to player starbases and moon mining operations which were hauling in "high end materials for T2 production," the numbers were staggering.
"We discovered seven corporations with multiple Starbases set up for the express purpose of exploiting the issue. Three of those corporations were members of two alliances. We took immediate action against the offenders and banned over 70 accounts and destroyed all the Starbases run by the corporations in question. All the offending corporations are now effectively inactive as a result of our actions," .
Are there no safe havens from those money grabbing Wall Street fat cats?! Obviously not.
CCP crackdown on EVE corporations gaining "unfair advantages"
17 December 2008 | By Simon Priest