Stabbed for real for selling virtual sword




 
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April 1st, 2005  
Charge 7
 
 

Topic: Stabbed for real for selling virtual sword


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BEIJING (Reuters) - A Shanghai online game player stabbed to death a competitor who sold his cyber-sword, the China Daily has said, creating a dilemma in China where no law exists for the ownership of virtual weapons.

Qiu Chengwei, 41, stabbed competitor Zhu Caoyuan repeatedly in the chest after he was told Zhu had sold his "dragon sabre", used in the popular online game, "Legend of Mir 3", the newspaper said a Shanghai court was told on Tuesday.
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http://today.reuters.co.uk/news/news...HINA-SABRE.XML
April 1st, 2005  
KC72
 
 
Blizzard Entertainment has permanently banned more than one thousand users from its massively multiplayer World of Warcraft title after an investigation into 'gold farming'.

An investigation into gold farming, which involves collecting large amounts of gold and selling it to other individuals in exchange for real world currency, has been going on for several weeks.

In a posting on the game's official forum, in-game support manager Maleki said Blizzard has 'issued permanent suspensions to over one thousand accounts that have been engaging in this practice'.

'We do not condone such actions and will take decisive action as they are against our policy and damage the game economy as a whole. We will continue researching this matter.
'If you suspect someone of taking part in said gold farming, please email the report to wowgm@blizzard.com,' he added.

Since the game launched in the US last November, Blizzard has been firm in its apparent zero tolerance policy on cheaters, suspending a large number of accounts for a variety of reasons and encouraging users to report anybody suspected of hacking or cheating the game in various ways.

Speaking last year prior to release, the game's producer Chris Sigaty said that cheaters would be identified and dealt with, but added that the developer was willing to acknowledge grey areas where quirks of the game gave out an unfair advantage and would deal with those without penalising players for discovering them." some people should get out more!
April 1st, 2005  
master2001
 
 

Topic: Re: Stabbed for real for selling virtual sword


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Originally Posted by Charge_7
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BEIJING (Reuters) - A Shanghai online player stabbed to a competitor who sold his cyber-sword, the China Daily has said, creating a dilemma in China where no law exists for the ownership of virtual weapons.

Qiu Chengwei, 41, stabbed competitor Zhu Caoyuan repeatedly in the chest after he was told Zhu had sold his "dragon sabre", used in the popular online , "Legend of Mir 3", the newspaper said a Shanghai court was told on Tuesday.
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http://today.reuters.co.uk/news/news...HINA-SABRE.XML
That's gotta suck
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April 2nd, 2005  
Vitaly
 
I find it sad that the guy is 41
April 4th, 2005  
master2001
 
 
Truly truly sad....