You may not use, transfer or assign any game assets for games of chance operated by third parties.
-From the Updated EULA for Ascension
Buh-bye EVE Online gambling and the influence of that ill-gotten ISK in New Eden.
The game is better for it. I already like what this expansion is bringing and it isn’t even here yet.
I am especially happy to see IWantISK getting what they deserve.
The third party service IWANTISK has been shut down in game, and all ISK and assets have been confiscated after extensive and exhaustive investigation has brought forward compelling evidence of large-scale Real Money Trading. Permanent account suspensions have been issued against those involved.
The third party service EVE Casino has been shut down in game, and all ISK and assets have been confiscated after multiple and sustained breaches of our Developer License Agreement. Permanent account suspensions have been issued against those involved.
Whenever anybody brought up the idea that IWI was deep in RMT, it was always shouted down by the “Grr Goons” crowd, who demanded proof. Well there is your proof now. Good riddance to bad garbage.
Time to study the EULA changes more, but that seemed to be the big news. Again, all available here.
Follow up posts by others who might be a little more thoughtful than my own gut reaction here:
- Overrun Thread of tears and joy on Reddit
- Imperium News (formerly TMC)
- Inner Sanctum of the Ninveah
- PC Gamer
- Rock Paper Shotgun
- Hardcore Casual
- Target Caller
- Massively OP
- Crossing Zebras
- Just for Crits
- EVE NT
- EVE Hermit
- The Indecisive Noob
- Greedy Goblin
- The Neocom
- The Nosy Gamer *You should read this one*