Harbinger of Doom
Science and Trade Institute
|Posted - 2012.04.27 00:51:00 -
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I wonder if we ever received any clarification regarding internet celebrity and people who put themselves- and their real life name, etc. out there and attend things like conferences and conventions. The following post is enough to get a person banned from certain forums for using readily available information, and not even in a creepy-internet stalker type manner.
'Kill yourself' - that's the message sent by (redacted) of Eve Online to fellow player 'The Wis', who wrote to the Mittani (redacted) a heart-wrenching letter saying he was contemplating suicide.
The Wis, who's real name is unknown, spoke of being abandoned by his wife, robbed of his children, and left with nothing.
But that had no effect on (redacted), known by many in the Eve community for being cruel, aggressive and pompous.
Speaking before hundreds of people gathered at an Eve convention in Iceland, (redacted), drunk into a stupor, called for players to spam 'The Wis' with in-game mail and to encourage him to, quote - "Kill himself".
His words, however, prompted an unprecedented outrage.
Thousands of players flooded the official Eve Online forums demanding CCP Games take action, questioning why Game Masters had no acted on what was apparently a felony - assisting suicide.
The reaction was so tremendous, that journalists from a specturm of gaming websites rushed to investigate.
According to them - (redacted) has a history of violent episodes, and is a known cyber-bully.
In game, he leads the "Goonswarm" guild, composed of a similarly minded group of online thugs who by all appearances enjoy piling torment and anguish on their fellow players.
So far, CCP has issued a 30-day ban for (redacted), and forced him to resign from the game's player council called the CSM.
"This has been long in coming" said one avid ********** poster named Opti, "For 8 years (redacted) has organized website attacks, sent out threats and flooded forums with spam".
"We will not stand for it anymore" he added.
Another active Eve Online player known as Riverini, who competed against (redacted) for a seat on the in-game council spoke of voter intimidation and organized ballot stuffing, with Goonswarm using multiple characters and multiple accounts, either owned by them or hacked, to make sure (redacted) got what he wanted.
But (redacted) remains at large and undaunted.
He has now called on his followers to harass and liable any journalist that dares speak out against him.
The first victim has become Brendan Drain of Massively, who has already received death threats over his article on the matter.
"It's absolutely deplorable what he has gotten away with" said another player, named PenifSmash "I have tried, and I will continue to try hard, because that's what I do best, to bring light to the Mittani's actions".
Police have allegedly become involved in the matter, and a cyber law enforcement source says (redacted) may be facing federal charges for what some call a decade long online terror-spree.