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CCP employee policy on playing eve ?

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Marcanious
0be Trading
#21 - 2011-12-05 08:55:47 UTC
If memory serves me correctly they also get x number of free accounts that they dont have to pay for, but again this may have changed.

But to be honest which would you prefer playing a game where the devs play and have a good idea of what they game is about from a players point of view or would you just prefer them all to be code monkeys who only see the back end of the game
Daravel
#22 - 2011-12-05 09:17:19 UTC
I remember the t20 thing. It's why the internal affairs department was set up - who monitor developer conduct (I assume that sitll exists?)
Thorn Galen
Bene Gesserit ChapterHouse
#23 - 2011-12-05 10:12:59 UTC
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Alpheias
Science and Trade Institute
Caldari State
#24 - 2011-12-05 10:58:52 UTC
I have T20 on my steamlist and we play TF2 from time to time. Good guy.

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rodyas
Tie Fighters Inc
#25 - 2011-12-05 11:56:43 UTC
What do the internal affairs people get for perks? All the API data they want? Invisible ships that can go through a station and they watch you spin your ship correctly?

Does hilmar get all the data downloaded to excel programs he wants as perks.

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RaTTuS
BIG
#26 - 2011-12-05 13:00:26 UTC
T20 - sure I remember that, - CSM was setup in response.
boot.ini - I remember that
RMR - I remember that What?Blink - Boy do I remember that -

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Gealbhan
School of Applied Knowledge
Caldari State
#27 - 2011-12-05 13:07:48 UTC
Surfin's PlunderBunny wrote:
CCP employees are allowed normal accounts on which they cannot use their super dev powers to do anything under. They also cannot let people know they are devs so they're kinda like superman.


cough* T20...
Myxx
The Scope
#28 - 2011-12-05 13:10:43 UTC
Surfin's PlunderBunny wrote:
Anyone else in here besides Akita T and Nova Fox remember the T20 thing?

Yeah, sadly.
Tanya Powers
Doomheim
#29 - 2011-12-05 13:11:20 UTC
Son Callar wrote:
Hi,

I'm quite interested to know if CCPs policy on their employees playing eve is available somewhere or if anyone knows how they handle that ?

For example are CCP employees allowed to let people know they work for CCP, are they allowed to join player corporations, if an employee has an already active character are they allowed to continue playing on that character etc.

I'm interested purely for personal reasons, it is not that I know of a CCP employee ingame or am trying to put out dirt on someone, just interested on how its handled, if anyone knows.

Thank you !


Simple, they have the right to use your credit card to pay their own sub, they can pick your isk to buy ships you will never be able to use, when they fart dozens of plex appear in their hangar and they can instantly kill you just by eye balling you.

You should fear those, they're nastier than Goons but not strong has PL, they're now training supercaps and you should know also when you take 45D to train stuff they take 45mn afk cofee shop and fresh beer.

Roll
Shionoya Risa
The Xenodus Initiative.
#30 - 2011-12-05 13:36:56 UTC
Surfin's PlunderBunny wrote:
Anyone else in here besides Akita T and Nova Fox remember the T20 thing?


Yes.
Alpheias
Science and Trade Institute
Caldari State
#31 - 2011-12-05 14:16:56 UTC
RaTTuS wrote:


RMR - I remember that What?Blink - Boy do I remember that -


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FlameGlow
Perkone
Caldari State
#32 - 2011-12-05 14:25:55 UTC
Alpheias wrote:
RaTTuS wrote:


RMR - I remember that What?Blink - Boy do I remember that -


The dawn of Achuras was upon us.


And motherships in lowsec that couldn't be tackled by anything
CCP Xhagen
C C P
C C P Alliance
#33 - 2011-12-05 14:48:58 UTC
Son Callar wrote:
Hi,

I'm quite interested to know if CCPs policy on their employees playing eve is available somewhere or if anyone knows how they handle that ?

For example are CCP employees allowed to let people know they work for CCP, are they allowed to join player corporations, if an employee has an already active character are they allowed to continue playing on that character etc.

I'm interested purely for personal reasons, it is not that I know of a CCP employee ingame or am trying to put out dirt on someone, just interested on how its handled, if anyone knows.

Thank you !

The rules covering CCP Employees are not public as far as I know, but the gist of the rules has already been posted above.

As has been stated in this thread, CCP employees are allowed to play EVE, using normal accounts. In addition to be required to follow the EULA, the TOS and other rules to the letter, any 'gray' area gameplay by CCP employees is forbidden. Griefing, scamming, exploiting or the abuse of knowledge of coming game changes (market speculation) absolutely fall under that.

Furthermore, it is forbidden to reveal that we work for CCP when playing on our normal characters and should a character become outed as a CCP employee character either the character is deleted permanently or copied to a new characterID, that allows you to continue playing - but any and all social ties that character had have to be severed. The actions depend on how the character was outed.

And needless to say, Internal Affairs watch all CCP employee accounts very carefully.

CCP Xhagen | Associate Producer | @strangelocation

Raid'En
#34 - 2011-12-05 14:51:53 UTC
CCP Xhagen wrote:
should a character become outed as a CCP employee character either the character is deleted permanently or copied to a new characterID, that allows you to continue playing - but any and all social ties that character had have to be severed..

What?
Nova Fox
Novafox Shipyards
#35 - 2011-12-05 15:23:05 UTC
Witness protection program for when the outing is not at fault of the developer (ie somone hacking ccp servers and downloading a chat log between the nomral character and a dev)

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Ammzi
Dreddit
Test Alliance Please Ignore
#36 - 2011-12-05 15:43:06 UTC  |  Edited by: Ammzi
Raid'En wrote:
CCP Xhagen wrote:
should a character become outed as a CCP employee character either the character is deleted permanently or copied to a new characterID, that allows you to continue playing - but any and all social ties that character had have to be severed..

What?


Raid'En is obvious dev!
Sever him, sever him!

PS: CCP aren't allowed to grief and scam? ... Really?
CCP Xhagen
C C P
C C P Alliance
#37 - 2011-12-05 15:51:05 UTC
Ammzi wrote:
Raid'En wrote:
CCP Xhagen wrote:
should a character become outed as a CCP employee character either the character is deleted permanently or copied to a new characterID, that allows you to continue playing - but any and all social ties that character had have to be severed..

What?


Raid'En is obvious dev!
Sever him, sever him!

PS: CCP aren't allowed to grief and scam? ... Really?

Yub.

CCP Xhagen | Associate Producer | @strangelocation

Denidil
Cascades Mountain Operatives
#38 - 2011-12-05 16:09:02 UTC
i do think the "char death upon outing" is a little harsh. as long as you're behaving i don't think it is a big deal if people know your personal accounts.

unless of course it becomes a problem of harassment for the dev (ie everyone convo'ing them).

Tedium and difficulty are not the same thing, if you don't realize this then STFU about game design.

Astrid Stjerna
Sebiestor Tribe
#39 - 2011-12-05 16:16:53 UTC
Denidil wrote:
i do think the "char death upon outing" is a little harsh. as long as you're behaving i don't think it is a big deal if people know your personal accounts.

unless of course it becomes a problem of harassment for the dev (ie everyone convo'ing them).


It is a bit harsh, but if a CCP employee maintained a steady name and identity, everyone would message them with 'Can I have free stuff'. No only that, but joining a corp would be a huge conflict of interest.

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Viziam
Amarr Empire
#40 - 2011-12-05 16:21:14 UTC
Tanya Powers wrote:
Son Callar wrote:
Hi,

I'm quite interested to know if CCPs policy on their employees playing eve is available somewhere or if anyone knows how they handle that ?

For example are CCP employees allowed to let people know they work for CCP, are they allowed to join player corporations, if an employee has an already active character are they allowed to continue playing on that character etc.

I'm interested purely for personal reasons, it is not that I know of a CCP employee ingame or am trying to put out dirt on someone, just interested on how its handled, if anyone knows.

Thank you !


Simple, they have the right to use your credit card to pay their own sub, they can pick your isk to buy ships you will never be able to use, when they fart dozens of plex appear in their hangar and they can instantly kill you just by eye balling you.

You should fear those, they're nastier than Goons but not strong has PL, they're now training supercaps and you should know also when you take 45D to train stuff they take 45mn afk cofee shop and fresh beer.

Roll


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Is that like a power word?

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