EVE Online player offers USD 75,000 IRL money to anyone who can take out his rival group
Gaming is a serious (and scary) business.
How far will you go when it comes to hating someone in online games? Well for redditor holder2K it will be as far as paying USD 75,000 in real life cash for someone to take out an opposing group in the game EVE Online.
While one of EVE’s known features and stories include costly digital space battles, with one of the most popular being the “Bloodbath of B-R5RB” which was reportedly costed USD 300,000 in real life money value, holder2K placing a real life bounty on his digital enemies would definitely go beyond the extremes of video game conflict and one with very scary consequences.
In his post over at Reddit, holder2K states that he is giving away a lump sum of USD 75,000 to individuals or groups that can help him evict his enemy corporation, Hard Knocks, who is currently occupying the home star system of holder2K’s own group. But just how hard is it to evict a Hard Knocks out of holder2K’s home star system? Short answer: VERY, aside from being one of EVE’s most elite groups, Hard Knocks Inc. is stated to own one of EVE’s most powerful ships, called the Keepstar Citadel which has to power to obliterate spaceship fleets with its doomsday weapon ala Star Wars’ Deathstar .
Hard Knocks Inc. was able to investigate further into this threat and it was found out that a player called “HeWhoShallNotBeNamed” is allegedly the same person as holder2K, and is long been at odds with Hard Knocks’ director of operations NoobMan. In retaliation to HeWhoShallNotBeNamed/holder2K putting a bounty on Hard Knocks, Hard Knocks has since evicted and even destroyed HeWhoShallNotBeNamed’s digital corporation called Hispanics Enterprises on EVE from their territories.
Of whether these threats are real or not one thing’s for certain, this has to be the farthest anyone would go as far as in-game arguments are concerned (not counting the extremist who hurt people in-real life though).