Zyuu, an admin of FFXIVCore, has recently been pictured selling me a beta key. I took this screen shot (http://docs.google.com/fileview?id=0B2qso5QgGmsiZjU2MzFhNzAtNjBlNi00ZWUwLWIzM2ItMTA1ZGJiYTUwMDE2&hl=en) and passed it along to those who I believed could get the evidence into the hands of Square Enix and Curse (the network sponsoring FFXIVCore). I must credit Elmer for helping me in this regard, he continues to command my respect and admiration for his assistance in this private matter.
I have been working to keep all of this as quiet as possible but have recently been smeared publicly by Zyuu on said site. Thus I will put forth my side of the story wherever I can, since Zyuu has had my IP banned from his site.
In the screen shot you can clearly see that Zyuu made absolutely no attempt to direct me to a Donation function of his site, nor did he ever claim that he was not in fact selling keys. Instead he states that $100.00USD is minimal for a low ranking fan such as myself to get on some mythical list for a key. After some drama played out on his forums regarding this for-profit scheme he tried to spin it as a donation-for-beta scheme which should be of some interest to his sponsors at the Curse Network. He locked the thread about keys for USD and then had several mods post on the locked thread to try and repair the damage.
Among other things Zyuu is reported, by my sources, as confirming a beta start date. He is known to have sold at least one key to a staff member for $50.00USD paid to his personal paypal account. He is known to have also propositioned at least 2 other members, one of which went public about his purchase in the Core public IRC.
/jedimindwipe These aren't the lock buttons you are looking for, you can go about your buisiness...
Edited, Feb 17th 2010 10:17pm by Kaolian
Edited, Aug 6th 2010 7:46pm by Pikko Lock Thread: ye olde thread