I want to mention what I’m not going to talk about. I’m not going to discuss what I think all the TMC.com and RMT stuff means. I’m not going to weigh in on my opinions about deriving RL profits from Eve Online. I’m not going to discuss Endie’s supposed leak.
That doesn’t come from a lack of opinions about it. On the contrary, I have very strong opinions about it, what it means for the game, and what each of you should think about it. No, I’m not going to discuss it because – ultimately – none of that matters.
In the end, each of us establishes a sense of what we believe is right and what we believe is wrong. We each identify what we believe benefits and what damages the game as a whole. And we each make judgments about what we want to be part of. I’m not going to get up on a soapbox and declare why I do what I do in this matter.
I made the choice to simulcast some articles for TMC.com for 250 mil each, the same agreement I had made with EN24 previously. I’m not going to sit here and criticize their business plan if I’m participating in it. I can tell you that I’ve never witnessed or heard about anything even resembling RMT through the Trello, Slack, and web portal discussions, interactions, or posts. Admittedly, my “level” is at the very bottom, so don’t take that as a statement that no RMT is going on; I simply haven’t seen any evidence of it first-hand.
But that’s not why I’m refusing to write about it; that decision comes from the fact that nothing you, I, or anyone else says about it matters. The only opinion worth a fig is CCP’s. It’s their game, they control the rules, and they adjudicate through an impenetrable wall.