In the online game Lineage, you can "enchant" in-game items to enhance them. If you're unsuccessful, though, the item perishes. In South Korea, one gaming granny tried to enchant an extremely rare sword, but failed. So she sued the game's maker.
64 year-old Korean game junkie... Why am I not surprised?
"However, the court showed that the gaming granny's game log revealed she continued to enchant other items after failing to enchant the rare sword. There were also records of her failing to enchant other items as well as purchasing an in-game scroll to increase her enchanting abilities." Something about me loves that a court treats this issue as seriously as they do XD
The sword was worth $28,000 on the open market (ie in real world terms), any court in any country would take it seriously. I would have gone for the argument that coding for the destruction of the object after a failed enchantment attempt without providing an adequate form of insurance policy was a means of manipulating the market in an unfair and improper manner. I would then ask to see proof of destruction and proof that the item wasn't 'stolen' or 'trafficked' in some way. I would accuse them of stealing the item, re-branding it, and selling it on to an unnamed party whilst covering their tracks by eliminating any code used (like creating a portal, pulling the item through it, then removing the portal and all traces of its existence). I would have 'experts' explain how it is technically possible and a disgruntled ex-employee state how he was asked to work on the code to perform just such a task. The burden of proof is far less in a civil case, if the judge can be confused enough, there's a good chance I'd win.
You go grandma. XD
I heard Phoenix Wright is now representing her.
The old lady should add them on to her life insurance... settled.
Why would she try to enchant the a sword worth 28k when there is a chance of it being lost forever? I am sorry granny but you snooze you lose.
Her argument was that she was trying to enchant something else entirely, and that it was an accident. She ended up losing, though, because the court held that based on the evidence, it probably wasn't an accident. And even if it was an accident, they said she would still lose. Either way, I want to know how the heck a sword in a game like that came to be worth $28K in the first place. That's just seems obscene.
Woow... They take gaming seriously enough to end in court. Wow! Just wow.
Wow well she failed lol
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