I saw a link for a 21 day trial to Eve, and decided that was too good to pass up. I've subbed to the game before a couple times, and although it got boring after a while, its still not bad to play for a month or two at a time.
Just in case anyone isn't familiar with Eve. Its a ruthless sandbox space MMO, filled with piracy, player politics on a level you may not believe, espionage, treachery, deceit, profiteering, and any other despicable act a human being is capable of in a freeform MMO with player "owned" space and economy, as well as unconsentual PvP.
I'll breifly describe a few of the daily occurances in the game. First up, Suicide Ganking. You and some of your buddies equip "throw away" ships and blow some noob's brand new and expensive craft up, before the police can kill you. Then we have the ever popular Baitcanning (or is it Canbaiting?). Jettison some piece of expensive cargo into space, rename the container to "Free stuff!!" and wait in your battlship of death for some noob to grab it. Soon as they do, you are allowed to blast them into dust. Then there is the ever popular, Can Flipping. Go around in your small and weak looking ship, stealing the cargo of noobs, hoping they in turn, will try to blast you into dust. As soon as they do, you zip away back to a spacestation and hop into your battleship of death, return, and blast the noob into dust instead. And lastly that I'll mention, is Gate Camping. Certain star systems in the game are bottlenecks between "carebear" high security space, and open pvp, low security space. Good luck getting into these systems though, as there are nearly always groups of players that do nothing but sit at these systems day in and day out, waiting for noobies to venture out. As soon as their heads poke through, a cruise missile in the face is there to greet them.
So, holding people ransom for millions of dollars, threatening to blow up their ships/and or escape pods, tricking players into joining a corp (guild) that has had war declared on it by another corp, getting different characters into other corps for the sole purpose of blowing up your own fleet with smartbombs, and any other such act in Eve is perfectly acceptable, and is in fact, encouraged. Its what makes Eve, Eve. In fact the Dev's themselves have often gotten into the act. There is a plethora of articles out there about how the CCP Dev's have "stirred the pot" of their own game.
But... what you can't do in Eve, apparently, is say the F word, or call a girl fat. Because in Eve, you know, that game I was just describing up there, the Dev's care about the sensitivity of their players. Curse words and derogatory statements go against the spirit of an otherwise clean and friendly game. Some players feel that even though they can mute you in chat, the game would be much better off without someone saying adult words, or poking fun at others. So, in order to protect all the innocent children that play Eve, certain players rallied together to petition me enough to get me permantly banned. In game currency was even exchanged. A certain "fat" girl paid handsomely to those who sent in petitions. I found this out when I started a new trial account. A couple of the people involved in the banning were so excited, they couldn't help but brag about it. And again, that type of behavior is perfectly acceptable in Eve.
I actually wanted to continue to play the game, too. I had planned on renewing my subscription as soon as the trial was over. I'm basically waving my consumer dollars around in a sultry "take me now, im so hot" kind of way. I've petitioned the GM's twice now (as many times as is allowed), and after 5 days, my petition status is still open. It took less than 15 minutes to get banned, however. So the message is clear. They don't want me in Eve. I guess my foul mouth and I are just too offensive for that upstanding and mature group of cheaters, pirates, market fixers, spies, liars, extortionists, backstabbers and egomaniacs.