I’m going to make this quick.

Sometimes, I feel like Youtube is built on the premise of “if you’re gonna do something dumb, why not videotape it.”  So many of its more entertaining videos are built around people doing crazy, stupid, or flat-out illegal things.  Sometimes those things go viral and suddenly people become famous for all the wrong reasons.  But particularly when you’re doing something illegal, why would you need video proof?  And if you needed video proof, why oh why oh why would you upload the video proof to the Internet?

And that brings me to Poetic Stanziel.  A minute or so after I publish this post, I’m going to be removing him from the list of blogs on the right side of the screen, but I thought I’d point to the truly genius-level post that prompted it.  Here it is, in which Poetic Stanziel advertises that he’s clearly way smarter than CCP and he RMT’ed all of his PLEXes from the sale of his assets including his main.  At this point, he declares he has nothing but contempt for CCP and for EVE Online’s players.  Go give it a read.

Now, there’s not a lot in this piece that isn’t flavored with wrong, but there’s two particular wrongs that I’d like to focus on:

  1. Poe has no idea whatsoever how EVE’s database works; and,
  2. he seems to think that CCP is filled to the brim with dumb people.

And again, I’m gonna make this quick, but let’s look at both of these.

Here’s what Poe says about the first thing:

Now CCP can correct me if I’m wrong, this is only supposition, but I think items are only directly attached to players if they are a top-level item. Items inside ships and containers are lower-level items. If you place an item in a container, that item’s owner is the container. The container’s owner is the player. So anything in a container is directly owned by that container and indirectly owned by the container’s owner (the player.) The container is the top-level object, anything inside the container are low-level objects.

I think CCP, perhaps due to the way their database is structured, only looks for top-level malfeasance.

And this is so ridiculously wrong that all I can do is shake my head in wonder.  Ten minutes spent with JEVEassets would convince anyone that this “supposition” is not only wrong, but is freakishly wrong.  But Poe apparently blithely proceeded on it.

The second bit, though, is even more entertaining.  The problem with Poe’s PLEX sale is that people have known for a while now generally where Poe lives.  And the only way to sell that number of PLEXes he’s talking about in that kind of magnitude is on eBay.  And there are only so many illegal PLEX sales on eBay.  And there are only so many people who live in the country that Poe lives in selling PLEXes on eBay.  And it wasn’t that hard for three separate people to contact me, point to the very same eBay account, and say, “you know, I think this is Poe.”

So that eBay account has been passed along to CCP.  It has the dates and times of multiple PLEX sales, and has correlating dates and times of the positive comments left by those who purchased the PLEXes, presumably after they received them that can be used with a fair degree of accuracy to determine the source and destination of the PLEXes.

Poe still has one media EVE account… he’s said so.  I don’t have any inside facts, but I think we can guess what’s gonna happen to it.  And if you were dumb enough to buy PLEXes on eBay — particularly these PLEXes? — chances are pretty good you’re going to see your wallet drain to negative numbers.

If you’re gonna do something dumb…

– Ripard Teg

If you would like to read more we invite you to visit his blog here.

  • morebortsigns

    Sorry, the page you were looking for in this blog does not exist.

    • CMIV

      That’s because Poetic is now shitting himself and has been trying to erase all evidence of his crimes.

      • Duh

        Crimes? lmao do you have any idea how many people have cashed out of this dumb game?

        • CMIV

          Yes.

    • Felix

      I read it a few days ago, it was pretty much saying “Hey guys!, I just RMT’ed, and CCP is too stupid to catch me”

      Personally I don’t care what people do with their assets/isk when they quit, I fully understand that all in game items are CCP’s property but if you are going to quit forever do what you want. If you are going to say…. eBay all you’re assets….. It’s kinda a dickhead move to draw a roadmap to the guy(s) you sold all you’re stuff to, which is essentially what he did. The people that bought his stuff pretty much payed real money to lose isk in game, and perhaps get banned, because Poetic is an attention whore, and couldn’t stop himself from gloating.

      • lol

        its gone now that he realized that CCP is actually smarter than him and he has spent the last few days deleting evey thing he can find that he posted about how smart he is.

        • Poetic Stanziel

          Just moving on.

          I love all the supposition. People thinking Paypal would reverse my transactions. Or thinking CCP would contact eBay to get them to reverse my transactions. Or the buyers performing chargebacks. Or the buyers disputing payments which they’ve already stated they received via positive feedback.

          ::roll eyes::

          I would have never made my RMT post if there was any chance at all of losing the money I made.

          Nothing has happened whatsoever. Except CCP banning my three accounts. But that was a given. Those accounts are stripped clean, so no big deal.

          • Marcus

            You know, what you just said there, say a lot about you as a person. Stealing in game, scamming in game, robbing corp mates in game…. that is all in game shit, and it’s part of the game, but when you do a transaction for real money with people, and then pretty much fuck the guys you were dealing with in the ass, well taking their money, and saying……. “”I would never post if there was any chance at all of losing the money I made.” I mean…. wow…..

            The fact that everyone else you dealt with got fucked is not relevant, as long as you got your money. Been some pretty stupid, and embarrassing exits from EVE….. Arydanika, and Mintchip(as a player) recently come to mind, but you take the cake. You are clearly a lonely person that really doesn’t think about anyone but yourself. I sincerely hope life gets better for you.

  • atcq
  • Jaime Gomes

    Told you. he had a vein for comedy. This is Gold! Cant stop cracking off.

  • CfCkIdiot

    Now can Goblin do the same stupid thing so we can get rid of that idiot too? PLEASE!

  • Provi Miner

    bah pointless and dumb both way’s, a few days ago I read a story by someone who tried to cover for somer blinks RMT (yes I used those anagrams). In the piece they said something about proof, and they spent a great deal of time trying to show how it wasn’t RMT. The really funny part is that less then two days ago ccp disagreed with them declared somer blinks RMT a RMT and ordered all such RMT activities to cease. Now I wonder does that someone still wonder if there is proof? Will that someone contact ccp and declare “there is not RMT here” or will that someone step up eat crow and admit to being a shill for CCP (without CCP’s permission) and having missed the train on this story. My first thought on reading CCP’s order to cease and dissist was dam I can’t wait to know how someone is going to spin eloquently how they got it so wrong. As for Poetica, hurting people who stayed in the game is just spitefull and rude. However there is a real crime in the whole somer blink fiasco. CCP rewarded “paid players” for creating in game content, while people who pay to play (the other 600,000 content creator) were not. Thats the real problem, if CCP wants to reward people (which is there right) they can reward who ever they want (as again it is their right) but should reward those who don’t get paid to make the game more interesting (thats just a moral option).

  • Billbo

    Loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool
    Get hazed fagget……

  • uh oh

    Must be a slow news month……

  • 2 Minute Man

    “I’m going to make this quick.” And then I stopped reading.

    • war anyone?

      and decided to write a post about how you stopped reading. You really showed us fucktard.

  • Truth

    Does anyone else read RipTard when they see these posts?

    • Duh

      He has turned into quite the ccp shill hasnt he

      • Sell it Girl!

        Only when he isn’t leg humping Somer Blink

  • WH Bitch

    You know, that guy sold that toon a long time ago… the toon you linked ISN’T even him anymore.

    Retard.

    • Lux0r

      You do realize that the blog that he linked (* http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:l5BqoahuKw8J:nerdsoliloquy.blogspot.com/2013/10/what-is-good-for-somerset-mahm-is-good.html ) is in fact still run by the original owner of Poetic (going by Some Nerd now http://www.blogger.com/profile/07833158426133258109 ) and if you were actually to read the blog post he goes on about selling Poetics assets & how he claims to have outsmarted CCP in RMT’ing the PLEX he converted all his liquid isk into.

      So, who’s the retard?

      *linked the google cache of the site since Poetic is frantically trying to delete any evidence that he did in fact post about his RMT’ing.

      • Poetic Stanziel

        You’re an idiot.

        Not at all. That post was up for a week and had over 10K unique pageviews. It was well-seen and well-read. You can probably find a copy in Google Cache, if you’re one of the few who haven’t seen it yet. (Oh, look you have.)

        • heh…..

          Do you often delete your blog posts after a week? You’re trying to imply that it’s not being hidden as it’s easy to find in “cache” lol? But it’s deleted from your site none the less, which is not something to communally do. It’s such a bad damage control attempt to even try and reply to something that is so obvious.

    • Dumbass lol…

      Clearly the mistake Ripard Teg made was assuming people were not idiots, and didn’t need to walk them though everything. Although yes there is a character named Poetic, the person that owned that character is the same person that writes a blogs, and that blog is what is being talked about….. if that all went right over you’re head, and you needed to be explained that then perhaps you should reconsider who the retard is.

    • Who’s the Rtard now?

      Did you put your helmet on too tight today?

  • Hobo

    He’s covering his tracks; here’s the text in Pastebin: http://pastebin.com/Np1QzzAT

    • Poetic Stanziel

      Not at all. That post was up for a week and had over 10K unique pageviews. It was well-seen and well-read. You can probably find a copy in Google Cache, if you’re one of the few who haven’t seen it yet.

      • Red Teufel

        What’s funny is you leave soon as EvE stopped really sucking and started to actually get pretty damn fun. gg also redguard doesn’t work lol

      • heh…..

        You often delete week old posts?

        lol…. call a spade a spade, implying it wasn’t deleted for the obvious reasons it was delete isn’t fooling anyone.

      • Lugalbandak

        hey wy dont you kill yourself ( out of the game in real life that is)

      • lol

        “You can probably find a copy in Google Cache” Until you finish deleting every thing.

  • Ripard Teg the narc gets OWNED

    you shoulldve titled this article, “when you get jealous, rat people out like a bitch!”. nigga u need to mind yer own business for real. if the stood stuck his own foot in his mouth why you gotta make sure you pissed in his shoe? is it because youre a genuine bitch? or do you have a problem with this guy as a “writer” ?(obviously youre both wanna be’s you write for a fucking video game site) seriously, you have just labeled yourself one of the biggest narc’s, and if youre gonna do something dumb and incriminate yourself do like your criticizing him for, write an article about it. youre one dumb mother fucker

    • just saying it

      no mad pls!

    • Fuck All Goons

      “Yo yo yo… yer nigga bitch muthafucka yo!”
      Twat.

  • Dennis the Dreamer

    Is Ripard Teg the new Goblin? dang it.

  • asefasef
    • Thanks again

      Thanks for your link as well. It seems the blog has been taken private and without knowing the title of the story I wasn’t able to find it myself in the cache.

  • carlos

    I always knew poetic was not well in the head. A lot of his article seemed like he forgot to take his anti depresants.

  • Sieveboy

    Whilst not overly impressed with Poetics actions and idea on bypassing the database checks (even slightly sophisticated data mining software could pinpoint his trick), I agree with the premise that CCP has been on walkabout the last few months. Between the dementedly obstinate ToS and naming policy changes (we want the power to ban you for claiming your alt is your alt, but we wont use it) to the whole somer blimk Ishukone watch scorpion/RMT issue. Even the recent hisec archon loss that was then reimbursed should poor judgement, training and/or forethought, to which I would add a degree of unrealised and unthought contempt for the larger Eve community. Makes me eonder what the csm is doing or is CCP listening to them.

    • Poetic Stanziel

      You assume that anybody at CCP is slightly sophisticated. Especially their security department.

      Here’s some light reading for you concerning just how bright Team Security is over at CCP Games:

      http://www.publicdemands.co.uk/showthread.php?24253-Behind-the-scenes-view-of-Seergs-sudden-departure-from-CCP

      • Sieveboy

        No the assumption that there are no sophisticated people in CCP is a mistake. The assumption that CCP security and IA are under resourced and won’t catch your trick in time.. is a reasonable assumption. I also suspect that CCP uses coders and software security specialist to do this security work, which your linked post suggests. When in reality this sort of work, tracking ISK and asset movements, is better and more cheaply done by a forensically trained accountant with data mining software leaving the software specialists to hunt down more exotic software and so on.

      • Stating the obvious

        You are gambling with other peoples accounts that CCP won’t catch them, when you pretty much told them how to catch them?

        You are pretty much a coward, that hides behind a bunch of dudes calling others names, and daring them to do something about. Everyone gets it… CCP can’t do anything to you, but everyone else that dealt with you will likely pay. Good job? Like was this your intention? Did you actually think people would respect this? A small minority care that you RMT’d, it’s what you did after the fact that makes you a piece of shit…. Even if EVE is an awful nazi company, that doesn’t change that fact that you personally took real money out of peoples hand, only to tell CCP how to ban them, which makes you…….needless to say one of biggest douchebags to ever grace EVE online.

      • The14th

        That post seems legit, what with the complete lack of sourcing and all. Not like the author stands to gain from people believing the story, seeing that he markets software for beating game security.

      • Thanks

        Very interesting reading. Thanks for the link.

  • troll

    So Ripard Teg makes a long post abot Somer’s “not RMT” stuff and comes up with all kind of excuses. But when someone who’s not connected with Somer RMT’s some stuff he goes all the way to “report” him to CCP. So Ripard how many times have you reported Somer? Oh wait…

  • 2.4

    I never thought that fucktard would go through with it. But, here I am, surprised!

    bravo Poetic…. bravo

  • Deal with it.

    Reading about eve online is far better then actually playing eve online.

  • Justin Cody

    I approve of this blog post!

  • Just saying

    Sometimes, when i’m alone in my house i like to dress up as a cow and run around knocking everything over

  • Random Miner

    I guess all those guys who asked “can i haz your stuff?” regret it this time

  • fun and games

    Got to love poetic sudden realisation and scrambling to delete all records of the post. Kissrs to google for that. Got to also love how clever he thinks he is to pull of rmt. I specially love how he is critic about other parties doing it but its ok for him to do it. I think it is safe to assume his rep is tarnished beyond repair. No wonder when he returns to eve it would have to be under an assume name. He would get bombarded by hate mail.
    A great karma would be for his blogging sites gets DDos attack for months. I would laugh so hard.

  • N3 Fanbud

    You’re a moron RipTard.

    Why? U writing a blog to give Poe the attention he just wanted to have. He’s a goddamn attention whore, and this is pure gold for him. He isn’t even worth one single letter in ur blog, so don’t continue wasting ur and ours time with this shit.

    And b4 I forget: Poetic Stanziel is a lesbian.

  • Ripard Teg

    Let the man do whatever the fuck he wants to do, stop being an attention seeking dick riddin fuckin snitch and stop going out of your way to try and ruin someone’s fun, let CCP handle that shit I am sure they have a department just for this….. Fucking bloggers are so selfrighteous it’s god damn sickening!

    • Dikreathz

      you sound like some butthurt nerd, where did the justice touch you???

  • Foxstar Damaskeenus

    $1340, I would do it too if I had that kind of plex.

  • BZD

    I dont see the problem here.
    Someone just saw a flaw in the system and used it and even posted about it. Its actually a good thing so other players and even CCP might see that the System is broken. Evil Organisations wouldnt bother to post about it, they would only abused it more.

    There are many similar examples in Real-Life where people hack or break something and make a post about it to show how brolen something is.