One can only assume that further videos will follow, but that those videos won't be so freely available.Dear Heaven, did people bitch at me for saying that. You'd think I was accusing Garmon of extortion (or fraud, I guess). But I've been in business a long, long time. It was easily predictable. And sure enough, over the weekend the website converted to a subscription service. $19 per month, or $200 for "lifetime access." All of the videos were moved to the subscription area except two samples.(1)
To all of you people who called me names: phbbbbbbt.
Yes thanks, I feel better. ;-)
Cough. Anyway, the pay-only service immediately caught the attention of CCP, and CCP Guard posted this:
Selling anything that uses the EVE Intellectual Property for real life cash is against the rules. EVE related services can, however, be sold for ISK. I'm not going to comment on whether that will always be the case, but it is today. Just letting everyone know....and then locked the advertising thread. And that's the quote of the week. Nobody gets to sell anything EVE-related except CCP. Oh, and bot programmers, of course. ;-)
Anyway, this sure is an interesting step! It will be doubly interesting to see how Garmon and Co. respond, and the next step CCP takes. Presumably, CCP Guard has already sent Garmon EVE mails and or e-mails. If he doesn't respond? Cease and desist order against the website hosting provider? That would seem to be the next logical step... The members of Hydra Reloaded involved in this don't exactly need ISK, now do they?
(1) They're still pretty easy to access on the associated Youtube channel. Maybe there are other videos not so easily accessible after you pay? Dunno. I didn't.