“The policy covers examples of what CCP considers to be unacceptable behaviour, how we respond to it, and more importantly it details how those who feel they are being targeted can contact both CCP and third party platforms in order to report harassment and have situations resolved,” the studio says. “CCP is firmly committed to maintaining a community where real-life harassment and threats are stamped out and treated with a zero-tolerance approach.”
The policy mandates “zero-tolerance” for real-life threats and notes that CCP will report them to the authorities as necessary. It also outlines the type of behaviour it means to punish, including “verbal abuse,” “abusive messaging,” “hate speech,” doxing, encouraging self-harm, racism, sexism, and stalking, be it online or off.
The comments on the official forum are a predictable melange of people complaining about “speech restriction,” people applauding CCP’s gumption, and people expressing no faith in anything changing despite the new policy. The comments on Reddit, on the other hand, include a guy with actual swastikas in his badge using homophobic language to mock the policy. Sigh.
Check out this news for changes and clarifications to our Real Life Threats and Harassment Policy, including a new version of this policy that details how we respond to harassment and how we can support our pilots if they need help. ❤️ https://t.co/2l6AUjZH8O#tweetfleet
— EVE Online (@EveOnline) September 20, 2018
In other EVE news, it appears that software architect CCP Snorlax is departing the company.
All good things must come to an end – my last day at CCP is tomorrow. In the last eleven years, EVE Online and CCP have been such a huge part of my life, but now it's time to make a change.
— ex-CCP Snorlax (@CCP_Snorlax) September 20, 2018