Who wants some EVE Online political drama to cap off the afternoon? CCP Games announced today that it has removed a member of the current Council of Stellar Management, the player-elected body that advises CCP on the game’s development. The studio has accused Brisc Rubal – Brian W. Schoeneman in real life – of “sharing confidential information with a member of his alliance that was later used by another alliance member to conduct illicit in-game transactions.” Consequently, the studio says it’s booted him from the CSM, barred him from future elections, confiscated “all the illicit assets and ISK” related to the incident, and banned all of his accounts.
“This misconduct was brought to us by the CSM themselves as an immediate threat to the integrity of the CSM as an institution. CCP’s stance on this is clear: regardless of the type of information shared, acts like this go against everything that the Council of Stellar Management stands for and will not be tolerated under any circumstances.”
The player says he doesn’t understand why he was banned and has denied “any wrongdoing.”
For those asking, I do not know why I was banned from EVE and removed from the CSM. I have asked for clarification and have received none. I categorically deny any wrongdoing and look forward to clearing my name and having my reputation restored. #tweetfleet
— Brian W. Schoeneman (@BrianSchoeneman) April 8, 2019