There's been a metric ton of hubbub lately, all thanks to rumors about my being elected the new CEO of CCP. The speculation arose after The Eveion (think "EVE Onion") posted a lengthy article detailing the specifics of how I allegedly rose to power and plan to remake EVE, Dust 514, and World of Darkness in a more emergent-friendly manner. (For Dust 514 and World of Darkness, it would mean scrapping the projects.)
The aforementioned article's credibility was bolstered by the fact that its author, Tubrug1, is a man of honour and was one of the very first to answer the call to bump miners--way back in the early days of the New Order.
First off, obviously it would be unwise to comment on these rumors, and so I can neither confirm nor deny that I will be the new CEO of CCP. But I do feel the need to address some supplementary rumors that are circulating. The following purports to be an excerpt of a chat between myself and Agent Tubrug1:
[07:47:25] Tubrug1 > I heard a rumor
[07:47:34] James 315 > oh?
[07:47:47] Tubrug1 > That CCP Hellmar offered to make you full CEO of CCP with ownership and fistfuls of ISK
[07:48:03] James 315 > not hellmar himself
[07:48:14] James 315 > but someone in the senior dev team came to me yeah
Is this genuine? I can confirm that the above purports to be a chat between myself and Tubrug1, that I posted the purported excerpt to this blog post, and that my confirmation of its purporting to be an authentic chat was also posted.
Hopefully that clears everything up.