As a result, some players have been submitting petitions to GMs, asking that this Aurum be removed from their accounts so that they don't have to see it. One of the readers of this blog was such a player, and received a response to his petition that he was kind enough to share with me. I won't quote the response, because quoting private communications from CCP employees to EVE players is not allowed, but I will tell you the following:
- The response was clearly a form letter. As a result, CCP is apparently getting so many of this type of request that they need a form letter. ;-)
- The form letter made reference to a tool that CCP is developing to allow players to transfer Aurum to one another. If true, that's going to open up a second form of tradeable currency in the game... and won't that be interesting? However, the tool is not yet available and there's no planned release date for it as yet.
- But in the meantime, the answer to this player's request to remove the Aurum was "no."
Amusingly, the form letter also seems to imply that if the GMs get such a request after the tool is implemented, their response will be: "create a temporary character, transfer the Aurum to that chracter, and then bio-mass the character." Saves the GMs some work, I guess...
So, in the meantime, if you have 1000 Aurum that you don't want, your only choices are either to stare at it, try to ignore it, or use it to buy a set of Men's 'Precision' Boots for 1000 Aurum with it... and in so doing, give CCP a +1 sale in the NeX.