An EVE Online player tried (and failed) to send CCP Games a big bag of tallywhackers

    
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Sending someone a message containing the phrase “eat a bag of dicks” may feel good to type, but it raises a number of logistical questions about how that would even happen. So we should celebrate the fact that an anonymous EVE Online player didn’t stop with just the letter; he sent the company a package containing two bags of gummy candies in the shape of a phallus, a package of glitter, a bag of confetti also in the shape of dicks, and a letter inviting the developers to eat aforementioned bags of dicks.

Of course, all that attention to detail was made wholly irrelevant due to the laws regarding international shipments to Iceland; a customs invoice was required and not included, so as a result the gag was discovered by postal employees and did not actually reach the CCP Games headquarters. Let this be a lesson to people willing to spend a great deal of money on a particularly immature prank: before you artfully arrange decor in the shape of genitals because you don’t like something about a video game, make sure your shipment will actually get to its destination.

Source: Reddit via Kotaku
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Matthew Yetter

So, apparently customs dinged his dongs?

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Armsman

I didn’t know MOP was British run…Tallywhackers? There MUST have been a better way to title this article… ;)

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Scrungle

“Immature prank” Is there such a thing as a mature one? It’s JUST A PRANK BRO!

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Jeff

More proof that most EVE players are idiots.

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zeko_rena

Yes my brain is the size of a cashew, I am not proud of this fact :(

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Melissa McDonald

Gummies so so passe. Everyone knows that penis-shaped chocolates are the classy way to F-U somebody. :D

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McSleaz

Wow, that is very hilarious, woulda been even funnier if the package made it to headquarters, lmao.

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Enrico S.

Haha funny news. Well, maybe he failed, but hey, we are talking about him, so he didn’t fail so much, after all.

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Utakata

I think it’s more laughing at him as opposed to laughing with him. The joke ended up on the joker…I can’t see how this was a success beyond the poetic justice of it all. o.O

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Enrico S.

Well, at least now we know his joke, and I love it. Everyone on the web is talking about CCP and their “two bags of gummy candies in the shape of a phallus”. I find this really funny, is not very important if they really got candies or not, it’s the thought that counts, LOL. :-)

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zeko_rena

I don’t know, I am sure CCP have been informed about it all, so the message still made it’s way to them, they just could not taste the delicious candy

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Utakata

I am pretty sure the devs are the ones having the schadenfreude over this, and not the sender. /shrug

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Mewmew

I love gummies. If they were sent straight from the company to me I’d eat the candy weiners but not if some random anonymous person had them in their home at all. I know being female it’s slightly different but I’d eat them no matter what shape they were in as long as they were candy but they’d need to be shipped directly as a gift from the factory :P

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Melissa McDonald

TMI. LOLz

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starbuck1771

go to Spencers gifts if you have one where you live they usually have them.

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Alex Willis

Brenton “CCP Larrikin” Hooper, on the EVE subreddit:

Here in Iceland, we pay tax on anything that gets imported. When it comes into the country, Customs will check for an invoice and then you have to pay them to get your stuffs (or just ask them to throw it away). If they can’t find an invoice, you get a letter in the mail asking for one. There are some exceptions to needing an invoice (gifts for example) but you can only get away with that if it’s near your birthday. You can authorize Customs to open up the package to find out what it is.

Not only did he get sent a bag of dicks, but he would have had to *pay* for said bag.

What a shame it wasn’t his birthday.

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Schmidt.Capela

I don’t think it was a complete failure. Imagine that you are sitting in your office and an official message, from a government agency, arrives with the following wording:

“Hello, your shipment has been opened and it did not contain an invoice. We need to have an invoice or some kind of receipt that confirms the value of the content to get the shipment cleared through customs. The shipment contains: Two Candy gummy bags in the shape of penises, glitter, penis shaped confetti and a coupon that says ‘Eat a bag of dicks.’”

(AFAIK that was the actual message CCP received.)

The shock value alone is priceless.