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MDA
28-04-2005, 19:56:23
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/4486823.stm

The best, saddest part...

It involved a 41-year-old man, Qiu Chengwei, who had become hooked on a popular online game called the Legend of Mir 3.

Mr Qiu had spent many hours amassing points to earn the right to use a cyber weapon called a Dragon Sabre.

But he had made the mistake of lending his precious weapon to another player, who promptly sold it for almost 900 real world US dollars.

Mr Qiu was so incensed he went to the police, but was told that the law doesn't protect virtual property.

He then went to the house of the man who sold his cyber weapon and stabbed him in the chest, killing him.

Mr Qiu has pleaded guilty to intentional injury but says he never meant to kill.

This cautionary tale shows just how seriously people are taking online games in China.

Provost Harrison
28-04-2005, 19:57:46
Why didn't he defend himself with his Dragon Sabre? :D

MDA
28-04-2005, 19:58:25
DUH! He sold it.

The Bursar
28-04-2005, 19:58:31
Because he'd sold it. Obviously.

The Bursar
28-04-2005, 19:58:55
:bash:

MDA
28-04-2005, 20:02:15
:lol:

We should have Own Goaled it, anyway.

Provost Harrison
28-04-2005, 20:13:54
:lol: :D