Chinese Gamer Resorts To Robbery To Fund In-Game Legendary Armor
The habits of Chinese gamers can often seem baffling to those outside of the country, and it’s not surprising with stories such as this one. You may have heard before that a certain Chinese gamer paid thousands of dollars for an in-game sword on the upcoming Age of Wulin, but this latest story tromps even that.
A Chinese man in the northern Shandong province has been accused of stealing 38 kilograms of gold bars to help purchase an in-game set of legendary armor. We’ve all played MMO games and had those perfect items at the back of our minds, drilling out dungeon after dungeon with the hopes of getting lucky enough to see a 0.3% item drop appear, but I’m not sure many have gone to this level.
The gold, worth a staggering $940,000, was given to Mr Yan after his uncle had given it to him for safekeeping. He then proceeded to sell the gold to pay for his in-game armor, only to be caught out when his uncle requested the return of the gold sometime later. Attempting to bury his lapse in Judgement, Mr. Yan filed a false report with Chinese authorities claiming he had been robbed.
After a very brief investigation, it was clear Mr. Yan was the guilty party. He is currently in jail awaiting sentence for his crimes. A brief lesson to all you budding MMO players out there, grind for your gear, don’t resort to robbing your families fortune.