Remember earlier this month when we reported on the drama in the elections for the Council of Stellar Management? CCP Games had caught wind of the racist comments of one particular candidate for the council had made in-game and disqualified him. That candidate, Creecher Virpio, apologized for what he characterized as “casual racism.”
As it turns out, CCP Games didn’t learn about Creecher’s indiscretions by accident. As The Nosy Gamer notes, Creecher is a high-ranking member of Test Alliance Please Ignore and a “vociferous proponent of shield-tanked supercapital-class ships.” Had he been seated on the council, he surely would have voted against the interests of Pandemic Legion, which favors armor-tanked supercapital ships.
“So members of Pandemic Legion did a little digging and found logs on Pastebin showing Creecher using racial epithets in a private chat in-game, a violation of EVE Online’s EULA and Terms of Service,” The Nosy Gamer posits. “Since the conversation occurred using CCP’s communication channels, CCP could verify that the logs were not doctored and Creecher was removed from the voting. […] The released voting files show that Creecher would have won a spot on the CSM. The candidate who benefited from Creecher’s disqualification was The Judge, thus making four members from Goonswarm Federation on CSM 13.”
One might argue that CCP would have eventually found the logs itself during its own vetting process, but still – how EVE Online is this whole drama?