A EVE Online pilot placed a $75,000 real life bounty on rival alliance for creating ‘doomsday’ weapon

One EVE Online player is offering a whopping sum of $75,000 to the pilots who will help him in evicting a notorious alliance from their territory. This could easily be the largest real money bounty we have ever seen in a video game.

The guy who is offering this huge amount of money is known as ‘holder2k.’ He is also offering a contract to the pilots who are interested to help him via Paypal. He also mentioned that each of the pilot to joins to help will get an equal share of the offered money once the operation is successful.

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Image: EVE Online

We however are not sure about holder2k’s judging process as he mentioned “the money can be contractually recalled if you try to take money and run.

Although holder2k has announced a legitimate bounty, it will not be easy for him as he has challenged the brutal gang of killers called ‘Hard Knocks’. They were the first gang to build EVE’s version of Death Star.

On the other hand, holder2k is keen on evicting the star system named ‘Rage’ which has a great defensive pit and warp disruption bubbles. So, it will not be very easy to evict Rage at all. If we still assume that holder and his assembled army becomes capable, they will not be able to cope with Hard Knocks’ ‘Fort Knocks’ Keepstar citadel.

This citadel can hold an ‘doomsday’ weapon which can destroy an entire fleet of army with a single shot.

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Image: EVE Online

Another big issue that holder2k faces is that the Terms of Service of EVE Online has been violated by his offer.

The game’s terms reads,  “you may not market, sell, advertise, promote, solicit or otherwise arrange for the exchange or transfer of items in the game or other game services unless it is for in-game sales of in-game services or items.”

This means that holder2k will not be able to use the real money and must turn the it into EVE’s virtual currency, ISK. However, turning the real money into ISK will allow the other players to steal and cheat without any consequences as he will lose the authority to hold the hired players accountable for anything.

Although we are not sure what is the real reason behind holder2k’s vengeance, Hard Knocks players are sure that he is originally an EVE players known as ‘HeWhoShallNotBe Named‘. They also think that his thirst for revenge is because of the long going battle against Hard Knocks’ director of operations NoobMan.

Image: Ace of Geeks

Image: Ace of Geeks

Chatlogs’ senior director Jerzii Devil posted on Reddit that the tension between NoobMan and HeWHoShallNotBe Named started when the latter was banned from Hard Knocks’ public chat channel due to an altercation. HeWHoShallNotBe Named has tried to surge the conflict to a serious extent as he threatened NoobMan of legal action.

He wrote, “I see that you took it upon yourself to pass that [cell phone number] along to other people in your [corporation]. Because I’ve received eight voice messages of people trolling me [in real life].”

“Most of the numbers were spoofed, but Verizon was able to trace six of them back to the correct origin. That number was a work number for a large global bank where I’m International Legal Council. The bank has now turned it over to the federal authorities to investigate,” he added.

Image: DualShockers

Image: DualShockers

After the threat of legal action was made, CCP locked the thread and we are not sure whether HeWHoShallNotBe Named has been banned or not. The replies of NoobMan, on the other hand shows that the story has some complications.

He wrote, “You threatened me outside of the game.”

“That crossed the line with me. I’ve been nothing but nice to you. Spending hours talking with you on comms. I have made my choice that I do not want to interact with you ever again. So please stop sending multiple convos per night and have other people convo me on your behalf. Please stop sending me threats over and over again in in-game mails. I’m not going to bend to your will to hang out with you over the threat of a lawsuit or you ‘showing up at a EVE meet I’m attending and settling this.’ The things you have said to me is not appropriate. So please leave me alone,” he added.

In the above statement, Noobman refers to EVE Vegas when he mentions about the EVE meet. Coincidentally holder2k has also announced that he will reveal the Paypal info to the people as they sign up to evict Hard Knock around October 28, when the community meetup is happening.

Image: EVE Online

Image: EVE Online

 

We are not yet sure whether holder2k and HeWhoShallNotBe Named are the same person, but there are a few suggestions that they might be working together to bring Hard Knocks down. We will find out more on this story when we are able to contact holder2k, HeWhoShallNotBe Named, and NoobMan for more details.