While the large majority of the player base of this game is friendly and helpful, it’s always the bad apples that give Eve a bad reputation. Some players will treat the inexperienced with total disdain even to the point of harassment.
It is also the wild west of gaming. Players will rob, cheat, scam, screw over others as often as they can in the name of self-fulfillment. However, we can accept that behavior like this as part of the game and we can forgive it. What we can’t forgive, however, is the toxicity that extends beyond the gameplay such as vandalizing property and urging fellow gamers to harass an allegedly depressed player until he kills himself. Not cool gamers.