Friday, October 24, 2008
Virtual Murderer Behind Real Bars
When you mess up someone's gaming character, it's highly annoying, but it's not going to be detrimental to society as a whole. Here is a story about how a lady in an MMORPG virtually killed her virtual husband and is now possibly facing time in real life (RL). From personal experience I understand how much time people put into these games and how much they can mean to people, but five years in prison for something like this is a little extensive. The lady did do wrong, but I wonder what the real punishment for something like this should be. I'd be interesting to be in the courtroom for this trial.