Friday, 18 April 2014

James 315 Permanently Banned for Bullying Highsec Miners

Today, it was announced that CCP have banned Saviour of Highsec James 315 for "repeated harassment of miners across New Eden". The decision has come shortly after the banning of Erotica 1, and was supposedly inspired in the same way - a blog post made by CSM candidate Ripard Teg.

"After being elected to multiple CSMs thanks to my voters, I wanted to give more back to the demographic that elected me. My ban of the psychotic, evil torturer Erotica 1 went some way to that, but I wanted to go further" Ripard told us in an interview. "So I thought, why not just end non-consensual highsec PvP all together? Think about how many highsec carebears with dozens of mining accounts voted for me!" Unfortunately, Ripard could not stay to answer more of our questions, as he was too busy contracting all of his assets to be moved by a Goonswarm recruiter.

Of course, many prominent highsec figures were quick to express their support of CCP's controversial decision. "It's fantastic news for me." Gelvon Goblin told us while hiding from RvB in his new wormhole POS. "Since James 315 and the rest of his New Order are all Mittani alts, it means the Mittani has been banned too. This will finally give me a chance to take a highsec POCO and make MAD ISK!"

The New Order, along with other residents of highsec who possess a brain, have come out as against the move. Claims that banning a player for bullying is against what the game stands for were quickly shot down by CCP, with comments stating that "harassment is morally reprehensible, and verifiable examples of such behaviour will be met with disciplinary action against game accounts in accordance with our Terms of Service."

Regardless of decisions made today, economy experts have predicted that James 315's sudden departure to the game will cause highsec infrastructure to suffer greatly. The cash flow that was generated by the sale of mining permits was integral to the economy as we know it, and its absence may lead to a complete collapse of markets across New Eden. While we at the Eveonion strive to remain neutral in these matters, we hope that the brave men and women of the New Order will continue their leader's legacy by continuing to sell mining permits, and we wish them luck in their endeavour.

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