I logged in this evening to find someone had made a rather large error in my favor, accidentally purchasing a Damage Control II from one of my market orders for the ripe sum of 641,000,000 ISK.
At first I giggled in glee, thinking of the new shiny battleship I would surely purchase, or perhaps the shiny mods I would acquire for my new Redeemer.
But, curiosity overcame me and I just had to see who it was that made such a mistake. It was, in fact, no one I have heard of or remember flying with. But, he is a long standing member of a corporation I have been friends with a long time, and allied with for years with in militia.
So, the question is, should I give the ISK back to him?
On one hand, I do not know him. He may associate with a corp I once knew, but for all I know he could be an Amarrian spy. So, perhaps I should simply be content in my good fortune. And go on a shopping spree...
On the other hand, I have many friends in this corporation. He could be an alt of a long time comrade, or someone who simply fought in another time zone for many of the same things I once fought for. After all, I can't pretend to need the ISK, and good friends are much harder to come by then money.
He wrote me a mail. Not really to ask for ISK back but to acknowledge that he probably would never see it again. This is EVE, after all. We are all cut throats and pirates.
Or are we? What would you do?