In the space MMORPG EVE Online, a betrayal has occurred on the part of the powerful Goonswarm alliance: an important member has returned after a long hiatus, and the leader of the alliance has given him a position of power. But the “old friend” had now defected to the enemy and was shamelessly exploiting their trust.
This was the situation:
- Goonswarm has long been a powerful alliance in EVE Online, its leader now being Asher Elias. He is the heir of the powerful space tyrant “The Mittani”.
- A former Alliance commander who has been a member of them for almost a decade is now back after a long hiatus: Jay Amazingness.
- Since the director had known him for a long time, they got along well in private and spoke regularly, Asher did something that would otherwise be taboo: he gave the returnee his full rights as “director” back. Normally you don’t. Because in EVE the rule is: “Don’t trust anyone”.
Asher says in a conversation with mmorpg.com_
He recently returned to EVE and I gave him the director role because I trust him. I would say he is the person I trust the most in EVE.
The new Havoc expansion launched yesterday on EVE Online:
The scam came without warning
This was the scam: With no indication that anything was wrong, Jay used his newfound power and removed the Jump Clone service from a Goonswarm facility.
This inevitably leads to the destruction of all 52,670 Jump Clones on the station, which would be a setback for Goonswarm. It would limit their ability to respond and leave the Alliance vulnerable to its enemies, the PanFam.
Jump Clones are clones in EVE Online that can be placed on stations, structures, or capital ships. They allow players to switch to them without having to physically go there. Jump clones are therefore of great strategic importance so that players in an alliance can react quickly.
But apparently this move was just preparation for a robbery: Jay now stole huge amounts of money from his partnership, as well as capital ships and more.
As Asher says, it would take about 3 months just to recover the losses. Luckily for Goonswarm, server maintenance prevented the worst, saving at least 70% of the Jump Clones.
“Jay is currently stealing everything that isn’t nailed down”
This is what the alliance leader saysa: The leader of the alliance still doesn’t understand what exactly happened. He says he didn’t suspect Jay at all and spoke to him the day of the robbery. He never made it known that he was dissatisfied or had problems.
We were friends and we were talking, then I wake up, my phone rings and someone tells me: Jay is stealing everything that isn’t nailed down.
What does the scammer say? He makes no comment. However, she added the phrase to her player profile: “Sometimes we need a villain, it makes for an emotional story.”
And Jay Amazingness is now a member of the Pandemic Legion, Goonswarm’s archenemies.
I never liked those “This is EVE” stories – I still don’t
How does the alliance leader view the incident?? Asher says, “I know those “This is EVE” stories, but I never liked them and still don’t like them. My site benefited from it, so I would never say that [dieses Verhalten] It’s unfair, but I’m saddened by the loss of trust and the loss of a friend.
I’ve been pretty sad the last 24 hours and it’s not because my starship guild lost money.”
By the story “This is EVE”, Asher apparently means something like this:
He lost everything he built over 14 years of EVE Online in 1 hour