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Broadcast For Reps (Talk to someone before you hurt yourself)

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Coffee Rocks
Brave Newbies Inc.
Brave Collective
#1 - 2015-08-30 21:17:47 UTC  |  Edited by: Coffee Rocks
Since CCP Karkur just posted the original thread during the AT stream, I thought it was best to start a new thread that includes much more information than just my original article.

What is Broadcast 4 Reps (sometimes referred to as Broadcast For Reps)?

(Video) Broadcast 4 Reps: A Message from the EVE Online Community

It is a reminder to all those that have thoughts of suicide or hurting themselves that we, as your community, want you to reach out and get help. There are many resources that players have created or provided that you can use, including an in-game chat channel (join one of the channels "Broadcast 4 Reps" or "Broadcast For Reps"). You can pop in this channel and talk to the room, or even ask for someone to chat with 1 on 1. There are moderators in every timezone, and there is almost always someone willing to listen. None of us are professionals (though some may have training). We are simply fellow players who are willing to listen and talk should you reach out.

You can also join our public Discord channel (via app, or browser).

I don't think I'm suicidal - can I still talk in that channel?

Oh god, yes. Life isn't always easy, and having someone to just vent to can help. Whether you are depressed, anxious, frustrated - whatever has you feeling alone or subjugated - your fellow players are here to listen.

Someone made threats of suicide in game... what do I do? Do I contact you?

No, do not contact me. You want to file a trouble ticket in order to get CCP GM's attention. To do so:

1. Open a new trouble ticket
2. Select type "Game Play Support"
3. Select category "Stuck" and "Stuck Character"
4. Put "Suicidal person" or something similar in the subject, and include a description of what you witnessed. Attach any chat logs or screenshots that can help the GM's.

Additionally, if you can, try to keep the person talking. Listen to what they have to say. You can encourage them to contact us at Broadcast 4 Reps, but please get the ticket in first so that CCP can get to work while you are talking.

You can find additional avenues for reporting suicidal threats in gaming and social media here: Helping Others Online

Can I help?

I recommend reading over this great guide for giving help over on the r/EVE wiki. Once you've looked that over, please feel free to keep the "Broadcast 4 Reps" channel open and chat with your fellow players. Remember, at the end of the day, sometimes what we really need is just someone to talk to that will listen. Those that are dealing with problems know there is not always a solution to be found in a random internet person - but it does help to get it off our chests.

Where can I find more information to help myself/others?



Thanks everyone, and remember:

We talk a lot of crap to each other. We gank you. You pod us. We blob you. You take our Sov. We post losses on the forums and subreddits and laugh at each other and go off in local chat.

That's all in the context of playing the video game. The trolling ends when you Broadcast 4 Reps. Carebear or ganker; Sov Lord or wormholer; LS pirate or HS roleplayer; brave newbie or bitter veteran - We are all part of the same community, and it is as awesome and diverse as it is because you are part of it. And we are here for you in your time of need just as you would be there for us in ours.

o7
Ralph King-Griffin
Lords.Of.Midnight
The Devil's Warrior Alliance
#2 - 2015-08-30 21:32:43 UTC
Told this guy to poke you .

Also worth mentioning is this site/community/thingy set up by a mate of mine.

Glad to see this still active.

o7
Xylem Viliana
homeless bum
#3 - 2015-08-30 22:28:09 UTC
Good to know this is still running, props to all the people that help out there still.

And to anyone uncertain about it or uncomfortable. This is about the one place you can go to talk and not be targeted or greifed over it, EvE is a harsh place but this channel goes against the grain. It is there to help people, if you think you may need help, chances are you do, so stop by.
Im not saying it will fix everything, but having a little talk and some support can have more worth in difficult times.

o7 and keep up the good work, I may stop by again sometime and try to help again.
Coffee Rocks
Brave Newbies Inc.
Brave Collective
#4 - 2015-08-30 22:28:23 UTC
Ralph King-Griffin wrote:
Told this guy to poke you .

Also worth mentioning is this site/community/thingy set up by a mate of mine.

Glad to see this still active.

o7


Awesome! I'll add his FB site here and give him a jab. Thanks!
TigerXtrm
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#5 - 2015-08-30 23:33:13 UTC
Amazing initiative that just shows how great our little community really is. I hope many people find at least some of the help they need in this.

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Laskin Veldstar
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#6 - 2015-08-31 00:16:30 UTC
Have I ever mentioned how much I love our community? Thanks Broadcast for Reps.
d0cTeR9
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#7 - 2015-08-31 00:24:21 UTC
Great!

Been around since the beginning.

ISD Dorrim Barstorlode
ISD Community Communications Liaisons
#8 - 2015-08-31 00:25:08 UTC
I think this is a great service to the community. Keep up the fantastic work guys. Big smile

ISD Dorrim Barstorlode

Senior Lead

Community Communication Liaisons (CCLs)

Interstellar Services Department

Xylem Viliana
homeless bum
#9 - 2015-08-31 09:01:15 UTC
ISD Dorrim Barstorlode wrote:
I think this is a great service to the community. Keep up the fantastic work guys. Big smile


Normally id post something trolling here about you not locking it but I just cant seem to do it this time, glad you ISD folk also appreciate this initiative
CCP Falcon
#10 - 2015-08-31 09:29:09 UTC
<3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

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Bellatrix Invicta
Doomheim
#11 - 2015-09-03 14:45:39 UTC
Thank you so much for this. There are a lot of us out there who just need someone to talk to.

<3

If you think you've won, think again.

The CODE always wins.

Coffee Rocks
Brave Newbies Inc.
Brave Collective
#12 - 2015-09-03 21:00:53 UTC
Bellatrix Invicta wrote:
Thank you so much for this. There are a lot of us out there who just need someone to talk to.

<3


If you dig down in that original reddit thread that sparked the idea, you'll notice I admitted my own past difficulties. My directors (i was CEO at the time) were keen enough to notice something was wrong and chatted with me. I didn't admit it then, but I'll admit now just how much that helped being able to just unload all the garbage off my chest and having someone to talk it through with until things got better in my life (I was in a dark place at the time, but it was temporary). I'm so thankful I have awesome corpies.

In other words, sometimes those that are helping in that channel are the very people who know why the channel is needed.

If I'm online and see you in the channel, I'll be sure to give a little o/
Esrevid Nekkeg
Justified and Ancient
#13 - 2015-09-04 16:24:20 UTC
Coffee Rocks wrote:
.... are the very people who know why the channel is needed.
I will be checking your channel soon, I might be able to help out occasionally.

For the precisely quoted reason. Smile

Here I used to have a sig of our old Camper in space. Now it is disregarded as being the wrong format. Looking out the window I see one thing: Nothing wrong with the format of our Camper! Silly CCP......

Kwisatz' Haderach
Stimulus
Rote Kapelle
#14 - 2015-09-07 00:58:07 UTC
Rote lost a mate last year to the demon that is depression, so this hits home. I personally deal with being bi-polar and can relate all too well. I've joined the in-game channel and will see you cats there. While I may happily harvest your tears in pixel-land, I'll gladly listen if anyone needs an ear and/or shoulder due to the weights of RL. Much love and respect for doing this guys. o7
Lelira Cirim
Doomheim
#15 - 2015-09-14 02:15:04 UTC  |  Edited by: Lelira Cirim
Thanks ATXIII Finals for (finally) leading me here.
I look forward to chillin' with the channel gang on a couple of my toons.
The best shoulders are empathetic ones.

Do not actively tank my patience.

CCP Antiquarian
C C P
C C P Alliance
#16 - 2015-09-17 20:32:00 UTC
All of this.

"Singularity pilots are helpful pilots."

@CCP_Antiquarian - for immediate fulfillment of your archaic social media needs.

Sabriz Adoudel
Move along there is nothing here
#17 - 2015-09-18 02:52:37 UTC
Major props to you for this initiative.

Remember - we might be total and utter assholes in-game, but that competitive animosity *stays* in-game. Just because I gank your hauler and infiltrate and steal from your corp doesn't mean I wouldn't buy you a beer IRL.

I support the New Order and CODE. alliance. www.minerbumping.com

lord xavier
Rubbed Out
PURPLE HELMETED WARRIORS
#18 - 2015-09-18 05:59:54 UTC
+1

I love seeing information like this in a community! I'll come check out the ingame channel when I am back home and can log on!
Morgan Johnstone
Doomheim
#19 - 2015-09-18 07:36:40 UTC
Broadcast4Reps is AWESOME!

I haven't spoken much, but I know y'all help people!

<3 +1

Morgan Johnstone

Disabled Players Union

Amyclas Amatin
SUNDERING
Goonswarm Federation
#20 - 2015-09-21 05:52:18 UTC  |  Edited by: Amyclas Amatin
Knowing how extreme our EVE activities can extend to our real lives, this needs some no-metagaming rules to work and keep everyone safe.

For more information on the New Order of High-Sec, please visit: http://www.minerbumping.com/

Remember that whenever you have a bad day in EVE, the correct reponse is "Thank you CCP, may I please have another?"

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