EVE Online bans an entire botting corporation, moves EVE Vegas to San Diego starting in 2020

    
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Cheating in EVE Online? It’s not the best idea. The latest dispatch from CCP’s security team says that it banned 4385 accounts for hacking, 12446 for botting, and 5101 for RMT, just since January. “Part of our work this month was the disassembly of an entire 250+ member corporation that was pretty much entirely comprised of botters,” the studio says – that’d be Southern Race Club from Iron Crown alliance. “You are not immune to the rules. If you are botting, we will come for you.” Bye!

Meanwhile, CCP Games is ramping up for the next leg of its EVE World Tour. The studio lands in Berlin for the September 13th-14th event, and then EVE Vegas (October 25-27) will be headlined by Permaband. But it’s the plans for next year that should grab your attention, as the studio’s announced that it’ll have an “official Russian event on the roster for 2020” – specifically, in Moscow. Moreover, this’ll be the last year for EVE Vegas; in 2020, the US event will be in San Diego instead.

“We’ll be going for a different vibe of course, given that we’re going to the south west of the US. There’s a heavy density of EVE players in the area, so we’re expecting something awesome. Over the course of the last few weeks we’ve made a scouting trip out to California, looking at several hotels and venues. We’re pretty excited by what we’ve seen so far, and plans are already starting to form for a 2020 west coast event.”

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Brad Weir

If they didn’t make mining in EVE the absolute most horrible grinding “game”play in the history of MMOs, not as many people would do it.
I don’t mine in the game for that reason. High sec mining doesn’t have much reward unless you’re quadruple boxing a fleet with boosts. Even then you want to shoot yourself after a week.
I’m not saying botters shouldn’t be banned. I’m saying that mining in EVE is the made for bot-brained people with several accounts or people who run bots.

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Nosy Gamer

Two additional considerations for moving out of Las Vegas. First, San Diego has a carrier sitting at a dock as a museum. Hopefully, attendees won’t need a racial carrier skill trained to 1 in order to go on a CCP trip to visit.

The other is obvious. Plopping a bunch of techno vikings in the middle of a desert is just unnatural.

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Techno Wizard

What happened in Vegas isn’t staying in Vegas any more, EVE-wise. I guess it’s easier to get fest equipment to San Diego? Meh, hope it’s fun anyway.

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Ashfyn Ninegold

Well, San Diego is a Navy town, so that works theme-wise. Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton is nearby. And San Diego State University is one of the top party schools in the country, so party town.

The airport’s in the ocean, or very, very close to it and the whole city is surrounded by a freeway.

There are some terrific beaches in San Diego, including the beautiful Coronado Hotel beach (which is public, as are all beaches in California). The weather is usually grand for the beach just about any time of the year.

San Diego is just a 15 minute drive from the border and Tijuana, so I’d expect some really great Border food, which is different from Southwestern food in flavor, if you’re a connoisseur of what can be done with beans, rice and a flour tortilla.

Sounds like a fun time and I wish them luck finding the perfect venue.

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PanagiotisLial1

It would be more funny if they were cought farming in rogue drone lands

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Alex Willis

Sorry…someone has to post it…

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Wilhelm Arcturus

Conspiracy theory: This is actually the first sign that Pearl Abyss is planning to buy some or all of Daybreak, and the San Diego event will become PearlCon 2020.

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Wilhelm Arcturus

And all the EVE Online players 90 minutes north in LA are wondering why they picked LA Junior. Even the San Diego sports teams prefer LA.