...will have the names of all the “main characters” of all active EVE Online players etched upon it. This list of active, paying players will be captured on March 1st, 2014—no exceptions. In addition, CCP will be honoring EVE Online players who have passed away by adding their names to the monument, as described in the following section.
EVE Online's player monument is the target of vandalism, CCP responds
So how long did you expect EVE Online's big player monument to be up before people began screwing with it? As it turns out, the correct answer was "four days." A player took to Twitter announcing that he had vandalized the monument over the weekend, scratching out the name of player Xenuria. Whether or not this is a good thing depends largely on what rumors regarding Xenuria you believe.
The alleged vandalism, which apparently took place during this weekend's EVE Fanfest. It certainly sets an unpleasant precedent and opens the door for further vandalism within the game's historically contentious playerbase; one can only hope that this is addressed and corrected. CCP Falcon has addressed the situation on the official forums; we've included the relevant bits below.
This was the third vandalism act.
This is damage of public property in the City of Reykjavik. The police have been informed, and investigation is ongoing. This is not a laughing matter, and will be dealt with as a criminal offence. We are currently reviewing security footage from a number of surrounding buildings.
People will stop attacking the victim of this on our forums. It's not funny, it's not clever. Take your rumor mongering and personal attacks away from our community. If you choose not to, you'll be removed from the community, permanently. It's a simple as that. We will not tolerate victimization.
What's happened is absolutely disgusting. It's an insult to the entire community and is clearly the work a person who believes that behavior in a virtual world is a valid reason to make a real life personal attack on someone, and deface public property.
We will not tolerate this.
Thankfully we've already had a number of players come forward to assist us and provide information. Including, we believe, members of the person's own alliance.
Thankfully the vast majority of the rest of the community are in the same frame of mind as CCP - disgusted at the fact that someone would do this, and we're extremely grateful for your assistance.
With that in mind, I'll make a simple one time offer, that if the person who defaced the monument wants to come forward and contact me relating to this, then they can do so by EVE mailing my Dev character. If this happens, we'll take it as a gesture of good faith after an extremely stupid act that was committed.
Credits to http://massively.joystiq.com/2014/05...-of-vandalism/
I don't know if it's related but there are some pretty bad scratches around my own character name on the monument too. I just assumed someone had accidentally done it by walking stones around on top of the monument or something because it's not directly over any one name, just some big slashes across several names. But isn't the monument made of anodized aluminium? Just a bit disappointed as I missed the unveiling and don't have a photo without the scratches.
This was the first vandalism act.
Fanfest Goons - How low can you go?
In which it was granted a special treatment
Only took them a few hours to deface the monument, and no, it's not a peel off sticker.
Seriously, these people have zero respect for anything and i hope the culprit is arrested for damage to public property.
Grrr goon scumbags.
This was the second vandalism act.
As this thread will only lead to flaming and trolling it will get a lock. It is up to the Icelandic authorities and/or CCP to deal with things like this so leave them to it please.
Some EVE players can not separate themselves from the game.
We all know lots of players in EVE are jerks in game.
Over the past five years I would find my self asking how much of it do they carry outside the game?
I think this pretty much sums it up.
vandalizing the monument is way overboard. These are "adults" doing this really pretty sad.
I think if it is found out who the player(s) are they are vandalizing the monument the related EVE accounts should be perma ban.
And as well as punished based on the countries laws of vandalism.
Seriously unbelievable. Both acts should be treated accordingly.
I especially love the This is just despicable! Goon posts, and the irony in making these remarks immediately after fanfest. I hope the 'perp' pleads not guilty, cos they were drunk. And blames fellow players. Good luck with the forum detecting and prosecution though, off to a good start.