On the one hand, you have to respect a good caper, but on the other hand, this particular bit of thievery that happened in Albion Online saw assets stolen from Fricks, a guild that reportedly tries to help new and inexperienced players through the game. So that kind of sucks.
According to a report of the theft on Reddit, a player by the name of Huhfesstus worked their way in to the guild’s inner circle, which promotes officers through an internal election system. Once Huhfesstus made his way to this tier of trust, he looted Fricks’ coffers to the tune of over 1 billion in in-game assets. And counting.
When Huhfesstus pulled the heist, he left a message in the guild’s Discord, which mentions that Fricks’ association with the CLAP alliance has made it “many enemies, many who will pay others to hurt them internally.” The message also notes that there are “many rats in the alliance,” implying that there are members of Fricks’ own leadership that helped Huhfesstus insert himself and perform the so-called “long con.”:
As one would expect, other guilds are loath to include Huhfesstus into their membership despite the player attempting to sign up to them. The player has also been banned from the Hardcore Expedition Discord server, meaning he’s short on friends. That said, there was one reply to the Reddit post from a former EVE player who remarks that the theft makes them feel like they’re at home. So there’s that.