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 Jul 03, 2009 - 10:35 PM - by Michael
* MMO hits real world money

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The BBC covers the recent embezzlement case in which EVE Online's economy has taken a major blow:

"Basically this character was one of the people who had been running EBank for a while. He took a bunch of (virtual) money out of the bank, and traded it away for real money," Ned Coker, of Icelandic company CCP which runs Eve, told the Reuters news agency.

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Ricdic has now been thrown out of the game as trading in-game cash for real money is against Eve Online's terms and conditions.

The rules governing play within Eve would not have sanctioned Ricdic if he had simply stolen the cash and used it in the game, nor if he had bought kredits with real dollars.
Meanwhile, the bank's administration is doing their best to "reassure" players that the game is still playable. Massively also offers up a bit of coverage, including some questions on how it affects the game world.
 

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