Blog Banter #37 – What happens in New Eden stays in New Eden

“EVE Online sits on the frontier of social gaming, providing an entertainment environment like no other. The vibrant society of interacting and conflicting communities, both within the EVE client and without, is the driving force behind EVE’s success. However, the anonymity of internet culture combined with a competitive gaming environment encourages in-game behaviour to spread beyond the confines of the sandbox. Where is the line?”

From what I read so far around the Eve Blogosphere is quite unanimous. What happens in the game stays in the game ! You really don’t want to receive threatening email on your work account from people who’s interweb spaceship you blew up the night before.

That is a somewhat extreme example, but there are some grey areas. How about hacking into the opponent’s Team Speak server ? The whole spy thing usually also involves a bit of outside the game stuff, like registering on a forum etc, but I guess that’s all part of the job.

So on the extreme end it’s pretty clear cut what should be left in game and what not, but once it comes to spying, it’s more nuanced. I guess it all depends on how badly you want to defeat your opponent and whether the means justify the end !

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2 thoughts on “Blog Banter #37 – What happens in New Eden stays in New Eden

    1. Akely

      I suspect that law enforcement people and prosecutors all over the world disagree though. Just as CCP would ban your ass for trying to hack their voice system.

      But Eve being what it it I *do* see the point and I agree in part. But since it *is* a crime I would advice against it.

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