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Official statement of GM Lelouch to the incident:

Thank you for the information about those additional five systems. No petitions had been raised regarding the TCUs onlined in those systems so we were unaware of those. I’ve taken a look at these five systems now and some of the TCUs started their onlining procedure well before the extended downtime hit; what they all had in common with your TCUs was that they finished onlining after the downtime had hit.

The TCUs in NH-1X6, G-73MR and 5KG-PY started their onlining procedure close enough to the start of the extended downtime that a significant advantage was gotten and they have therefore now been removed in the same way as yours were removed. The remaining two TCUs started onlining early enough that most of the onlining process was done by the time the server went down and they will therefore not be intervened with.

I have placed the replacement TCUs in your hangar at OWXTez Was Here as you requested. Which wallet division do you want to have the 1,176B ISK refund for the sovereignty bills placed in?

Finally, it is not intended for players to be able to online their sovereignty structures in perfect safety by starting the process right before an extended downtime, be it a TCU in order to claim sovereignty or SBUs in order to dispute such a claim.

This is to my knowledge the first time TCUs onlined in this way have been brought to our attention following an extended downtime and a discussion within the department naturally ensued, the results of which you know. If we receive notice of TCUs or SBUs which have been onlined in a similar manner in the future with most or almost all of the onlining period being completed while the server is down, then we will handle such cases in the same manner as this one was handled.

I’d like to make one final clarification though in regards to regular downtimes. We would not consider a TCU or an SBU which starts onlining right before a downtime of regular length (roughly 20 minutes now on average) to be in violation of our rules as while a portion of the onlining time is taken up by the downtime, it is not enough to give a significant advantage in the same vein as having most of the 8 hour TCU onlining time taken up by an extended downtime.

Best regards,
Senior GM Lelouch
EVE Online Customer Support

56 Comments

  1. donkey cock

    November 4, 2010 at 4:54 pm Reply
  2. Buzz Kill

    @Fuck That

    So why are you bitching about it here then?

    In fact, why are you even playing the game if you feel it is being handled so poorly. This doesn't affect me whatsoever, and even if it did, it's just a game. I have a real life that I spend most of my time in, this is just an escape. When it gets to the point that you're at, I think I would just slit my wrists.

    Chill the fuck out

    November 4, 2010 at 5:06 pm Reply
  3. Manly

    gj ccp.. now make some rule or mechanic so its not dependant on petitions or biased gm's.

    November 4, 2010 at 9:05 pm Reply
  4. mmo doug

    if i was ccp id probably show favourism to whoever goons were fighting, threadnaughts and petition spam are a perfect reason for even the developers to hate goons.

    its like the child that throws sand into other kids eyes and steals their lunch, but when someone goes to return the favour, they scream at the teacher to help them.

    January 18, 2011 at 11:15 pm Reply

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