Boys and girls, it is official, the X-trading Corp heist is now the biggest documented EVE Online scam, netting 1.5 trillion in Iskies, worth something like $ 45,000 if you were to buy a similar ammount of isk via PLEX.
Both the victims and the perpetrator came forward. We now have screen shots of a big parts of the loot, and a small interview with the XT board of directors’ spokesman!
First lets take a look at the loot the loot!
Set for life…
We managed to talk with the spokesman for The X-Trading company, it was a brief interview and although he agreed to talk under the cover of anonymity, riverini agreed to confirm his identity and vouch for the credibility of this Q/A:
EN24: do you have any comments, on the article we ran a few days ago, concerning the loss of 1.3 trillions of your assets?
XT: Yes. it was fairly accurate. you can say that a member of our corp stole our stuff. We continue playing and have enough stuff for our members, as your own article says. The thing that hurt the most is that it was a member that we never have thought of being able to do this.
However, this is not the end for XT. it is a restart! for some time XT has the problem for “too much stuff” “too much (inactive) member” and likely “too old member”
now, at least we don’t have too much stuff. It’s a good way to reform our corporation.
EN24: Could you offer us some details of the incident:
XT: a member has stolen most of our assets. and much or our isk – but only from xt and not from our backbone corporations.
EN24: How much was stolen?
XT: We lost around 1.5 trillion! but he got nothig of our locked stuff or player stuff.
EN24: How did this happen?
XT: an old time xt player which reactivated his account and joined us again. He was a very active, friendly and helpful player. So while we were preparing for our move, one of our director assigned him a title – the wrong title with too much rights -, and about 6h later XT was just “empty”
After he took the stuff, he told one of our members in a convo that “its not personal just business.”
But at least, our move south, was done
EN24: So you guys are staying in Razor?
XT: No. But that has nothing to do with the heist. We decided to move on to another ally before that happened and will continue with the move. We will try to implement a new corp system and attract new members as soon as we finished getting into our new home.
One would think you had seen everything in EVE Online already, but it sees that there is still some sand left in the sandbox to throw in other players eyes. I hope you had enjoyed this little exposé.