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New Eden Open Prizes at Risk?

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Tyrrax Thorrk
Guiding Hand Social Club
#41 - 2013-02-02 12:10:09 UTC
Not to be a **** to CCP or anything but it's pretty pathetic that prizes still haven't been paid out.

I'm guessing CCP will be eating the 10k own3d is reneging on, so good for you but really this should've been sorted months ago.
CCP Sreegs
CCP Retirement Home
#42 - 2013-02-02 14:28:04 UTC
Tyrrax Thorrk wrote:
Not to be a **** to CCP or anything but it's pretty pathetic that prizes still haven't been paid out.

I'm guessing CCP will be eating the 10k own3d is reneging on, so good for you but really this should've been sorted months ago.


You may have missed the news article explaining that Own3d owes a lot of people money but the explanation is likely in the OP. Hope that helps.

"Sreegs has juuust edged out Soundwave as my favourite dev." - Meita Way 2012

raven666wings
Cyber Chaos Crew
#43 - 2013-02-02 16:01:48 UTC  |  Edited by: raven666wings
CCP Sreegs wrote:


You may have missed the news article explaining that Own3d owes a lot of people money but the explanation is likely in the OP. Hope that helps.


This is no excuse to **** your player partners over the same way the others did to you. If anything, giving this kind of excuses and not keeping up to your agreement with the players just makes you as good as them. I would not be surprised if you knew all the way from the beggining this 0wn3d jerkoff had the company in imminent bankrupcy and would not keep up to any agreement and you just used the promiss of 10k USD tournament reward as a means to lure PPL into sinking PLEX for your profit. Would defenetely make a better image out of yourselves now if you stopped trying to feed ppl garbage instead of paying up the reward they deserve.
raven666wings
Cyber Chaos Crew
#44 - 2013-02-02 16:11:23 UTC  |  Edited by: ISD LackOfFaith
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molly666trillions
Cyber Chaos Crew
#45 - 2013-02-02 16:24:27 UTC  |  Edited by: ISD LackOfFaith
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Offering a (small) ISK bonus for doing community work in a provable way is from my personal perspective fine.

Nikuno
Atomic Heroes
#46 - 2013-02-02 18:34:39 UTC
raven666wings wrote:
CCP Sreegs wrote:


You may have missed the news article explaining that Own3d owes a lot of people money but the explanation is likely in the OP. Hope that helps.


This is no excuse to **** your player partners over the same way the others did to you. If anything, giving this kind of excuses and not keeping up to your agreement with the players just makes you as good as them. I would not be surprised if you knew all the way from the beggining this 0wn3d jerkoff had the company in imminent bankrupcy and would not keep up to any agreement and you just used the promiss of 10k USD tournament reward as a means to lure PPL into sinking PLEX for your profit. Would defenetely make a better image out of yourselves now if you stopped trying to feed ppl garbage instead of paying up the reward they deserve.


This seems unfair and rather harsh towards ccp. To their credit they organised a great tournament and put a lot of effort into something they didn't really have to do. Agreed it was to have been a form of advertising for them, but they could have done that in other ways for the time, trouble and expense it cost them.

That said, it would also have been nice, if ccp had any inkling of what was happening at own, if they'd come forward and said so before it became a more generally known issue; but they may not have known if they were being given the run around by own.

Finally, ccp have acknowledged the matter and said they're hoping to announce a resolution for their players left in the lurch - which ultimately is all any of us could hope for.

So whilst ccp might have conducted themselves a little better IF one of the big assumptions is true, I feel that they're stepping into the breach in a very conscientious way and thank them for doing so.
raven666wings
Cyber Chaos Crew
#47 - 2013-02-02 19:32:09 UTC  |  Edited by: raven666wings
Nikuno wrote:
not sure what but sounds a lot like a dumbness certificate and a lot of fear of being ripped off completely in CCP's ultimate scam


Spit it out CCP the players want the money prize you promised and dont care where u get it from
Tyrrax Thorrk
Guiding Hand Social Club
#48 - 2013-02-03 22:23:34 UTC
CCP Sreegs wrote:
Tyrrax Thorrk wrote:
Not to be a **** to CCP or anything but it's pretty pathetic that prizes still haven't been paid out.

I'm guessing CCP will be eating the 10k own3d is reneging on, so good for you but really this should've been sorted months ago.


You may have missed the news article explaining that Own3d owes a lot of people money but the explanation is likely in the OP. Hope that helps.


I actually mentioned in the post you quoted that own3d is reneging on the 10k, you should probably read what you quote and reply to

Gogela
Krigmakt Elite
Safety.
#49 - 2013-02-03 22:46:47 UTC
Vera Algaert wrote:
Gogela please stfu, you have no idea what you are talking about.

Own3d Entertainment GmbH is an Austrian GmbH and just about every single piece of "information" you posted does either not apply or is factually wrong.

Heck, we don't even know if own3d has actually filed for bankruptcy (they sure don't show up in the url=http://www.edikte.justiz.gv.at/edikte/edikthome.nsf/]official registry[/url] - "Insolvenzdatei" - but their filing might not yet have been processed yet) or if they are still trying to reach a settlement with their various creditors.

The only important points if own3d owes you money are right now:

* a debt settlement would have to be completely unanimous.

* keep your eyes peeled on the site I linked above, if own3d files for bankruptcy you need to register your claims at the court handling the case (form at Linkage) in order to get your share of the payout.

* you might be able to sue own3d management for "Krida" (harming the creditors' interests), inability to pay their bills for several months while continuing to run up new obligations looks very fishy.
The burden of proof for bringing criminal charges is pretty high (negligently delaying filing for bankrupt or excessive taking on of new debts alone is not sufficient, wanton/gross negligence must be shown) but civil charges can be pressed more easily. (This is your chance to break the GmbH's liability limitation and go for its management's coffers.) Talk to your lawyer.

If own3d doesn't owe you money, why do you care?

Everything I said applies to US companies... I do know what I'm talking about. You didn't dispute a single point. If they are shutting down their company, what do you think is going to happen? They just shut down and it all goes away? Sorry business pro, it doesn't work like that. If their outstanding debts are significant, they of course have to file for bankruptcy... or "liquidation" or whatever the Aussies call it. Anything I wrote that was "wrong" was corrected in the edit. No need to be a ****.

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Inquisitor Kitchner
The Executives
#50 - 2013-02-04 02:29:18 UTC
raven666wings wrote:




How many wings does your raven have?





Also did you even win anything?

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Mara Rinn
Cosmic Goo Convertor
#51 - 2013-02-04 02:58:46 UTC
No kangaroos in Austria, Gogela.
Mr Epeen
It's All About Me
#52 - 2013-02-04 03:17:04 UTC
This is what it boils down to:

People will remember that CCP had a tourney that promised cash prizes and didn't pay up.

No excuses, reasoning or justification will change that perception. It is in CCPs best interest to get the prizes payed out if they don't want a whole pile of negative media and a distinct lack of contestants for the next one.

Mr Epeen Cool
Arronicus
The Untraceable
M A R A K U G A
#53 - 2013-02-04 06:15:39 UTC
raven666wings wrote:
Nikuno wrote:
not sure what but sounds a lot like a dumbness certificate and a lot of fear of being ripped off completely in CCP's ultimate scam


I am an angry immature child, who refuses to understand the facts, and why the slight delay is happening.



I'm glad to see that you understand the real problem at hand.
Arronicus
The Untraceable
M A R A K U G A
#54 - 2013-02-04 07:43:50 UTC
Inquisitor Kitchner wrote:
raven666wings wrote:




How many wings does your raven have?





Also did you even win anything?


666 wings.
Ascendic
Polaris Syndicate
#55 - 2013-02-04 08:30:07 UTC
And this is why you never should have partnered with 0wn3d in the first place.

GG CCP you've been 0wn3d.
raven666wings
Cyber Chaos Crew
#56 - 2013-02-04 13:15:42 UTC  |  Edited by: raven666wings
How many wings does my raven have?? It sure has enough wings to fly away when it sees that kind of good friends coming along bro! :D lol

Oh hai Gogela, this is my way of telling you that i am also a good legal business analyst: "STFU Gogela u dont know what ur talking about! There are no kangoroos in Austria."

Tyrrax Thorrk wrote:
Not to be a **** to CCP or anything but it's pretty pathetic that prizes still haven't been paid out.

I'm guessing CCP will be eating the 10k own3d is reneging on, so good for you but really this should've been sorted months ago.




Mr Epeen wrote:
This is what it boils down to:

People will remember that CCP had a tourney that promised cash prizes and didn't pay up.

No excuses, reasoning or justification will change that perception. It is in CCPs best interest to get the prizes payed out if they don't want a whole pile of negative media and a distinct lack of contestants for the next one.

Mr Epeen Cool


Ascendic wrote:
And this is why you never should have partnered with 0wn3d in the first place.

GG CCP you've been 0wn3d.


Glad to see there are ppl in this game that use their own brain.
As i wrote before still not sure who got 0wn3d, CCP for the business expertise of handling out service without payment, or the players for sinking the PLEX at the promiss of the cash reward without it ever existing.
Either way, getting screwed over by bankrupt companies and not keeping up to your own agreements, or scamming players promising money rewards and then crying out crocodile tears as excuse to not pay up is shameful.
raven666wings
Cyber Chaos Crew
#57 - 2013-02-04 14:22:09 UTC  |  Edited by: raven666wings
but but but... 0wn3d did not pay us :'(
we're so naive what we gonna do now :'( excuse us while we delay this for a bit and cry guys :'( bohohoho

edit: abo abo abo
raven666wings
Cyber Chaos Crew
#58 - 2013-02-04 14:40:11 UTC
2013.02.04 14:36:37 Player Donation -10.000,00 ISK [r] raven666wings deposited cash into C C P's account
Darth Gustav
Sith Interstellar Tech Harvesting
#59 - 2013-02-04 18:05:48 UTC  |  Edited by: Darth Gustav
Pretty glad I saw this as a scam when it was originally announced.

Note I'm not saying it was a scam. I'm saying that's how I saw it.

Now that it's all played out, charging PLEX for an entry fee to a contest you weren't even sponsoring probably doesn't seem so smart anymore, does it?

Bottom line: PLEX were sold to valuable customers under false pretenses.

And now watch as a multimillion dollar company flounders and grovels over a paltry 10k prize.

Wouldn't the 10k worth of good press for honoring your agreement to your customers be worth just paying this out and being done with it?

Has CCP learned anything at all from this? Like maybe it's a bad idea to tie the sale and remittance of PLEX to a promotional event sponsored by an entirely separate company?

Oops.

He who trolls trolls best when he who is trolled trolls the troller. -Darth Gustav's Axiom

Gogela
Krigmakt Elite
Safety.
#60 - 2013-02-04 18:40:25 UTC
Mara Rinn wrote:
No kangaroos in Austria, Gogela.

The more you know .·:*¨¨*:·..·:*

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