Thursday, April 26, 2012

Eve is Easy... Probably not a scam!...?

If you've been keeping up with the eveiseasy (now apparently, you may have seen that Chad Zetrouer (abaddon21) posted to the site that Garmon was scamming him and will also scam the customers that use their service.  Garmon responded with an email to's mailing list explaining what happened with Chad Zetrouer while including an awesome chat log (Thanks to Lexmana for providing this on the Eve forums).  I have a few comments and issues with all this that I'd like to share:

  1. Everything Chad did looked like a scam
    • Everything from the YouTube video (since removed) to any mass emails to users, everything seemed to be a rush job that didn't deserve his full attention.  I've seen videos by people who punch hookers that provide more excitement about a product or service than anything I've seen by Chad
  2. Chad Zetrouer seems to be getting Eve and real-life mixed up
    • In Eve, someone gets scammed and everyone has a hearty lawl.  When someone gets scammed IRL, people can go to jail
  3. Who doesn't set up some kind of a contract/written agreement to prevent things like this from happening?
    • from what it looks like, Garmon used a "forced" hostile takeover to boot Chad from the business. I would imagine anyone with any form of business experience would have set up some kind of contract to prevent this sort of thing.  At least control the PayPal account all the money is going to if it's "your" business!
  4. If Garmon is serious about wanting a lower price, do something about it now
    • The longer you wait, the longer it looks like you were part of the problem.  June is a long way off, there shouldn't be anything stopping the current team from implementing a price change or lower price point for a videos-only account.
All of this seemed to play out a bit too conveniently for all involved.  Chad is out of the business with no say in the matter and no money in his pocket, Garmon and the rest of the crew get their sweet site and all the money it pulls in, and  the only repercussions so far is a a new site URL.  On top of all this, abaddon21 has the ability to change the site and lock everyone out but can't revoke access of the email list?  For all we know,

I'm curious to see how this all plays out in the end.  I wish Garmon and the rest of the crew luck and hope they don't get taken to court eventually.  If the site is still up in a month, I'll fork over the 20 bucks and check it out.  If that day does come, look forward to an in-depth review here.

How does this all pertain to Faction Warfare?
If this business is legit and the videos keep on coming (especially if they add a $5/month subscription for videos only), this should be required viewing material for all FW participants.  Imagine, if you will, an area of space where many participants have the skills and confidence to roam solo. It would usher in a new era of Faction Warfare, one not ruled by blob size or hot drops.  It would be a good time for all indeed.

To Mr Chad Zetrouer: Dumping everything on others will always lead to a less than favorable outcome.  I do believe you either need to stop being so lazy about a business or seriously reconsider your level of trust.

Either that or start punching more hookers*.  That guy may be onto something...

*NOTE* - The author does not suggest or encourage the punching of hookers.  "Ladies of the Night" provide an important role in our society and should be treated with the same respect as any person who is willing to be paid for access to their various bits.