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[OT]Online divorcee jailed after killing virtual hubby

Discussion in 'UO Siege Perilous' started by Patty Pickaxe, Oct 24, 2008.

  1. Patty Pickaxe

    Patty Pickaxe Certifiable
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    Sep 13, 2003
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    Online divorcee jailed after killing virtual hubby

    By MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press

    TOKYO: A 43-year-old Japanese woman whose sudden divorce in a virtual game world made her so angry that she killed her online husband's digital persona has been arrested on suspicion of hacking, police said Thursday.

    The woman, who is jailed on suspicion of illegally accessing a computer and manipulating electronic data, used his identification and password to log onto popular interactive game "Maple Story" to carry out the virtual murder in mid-May, a police official in northern Sapporo said on condition of anonymity, citing department policy.

    "I was suddenly divorced, without a word of warning. That made me so angry," the official quoted her as telling investigators and admitting the allegations.

    The woman had not plotted any revenge in the real world, the official said.

    She has not yet been formally charged, but if convicted could face a prison term of up to five years or a fine up to $5,000.

    Players in "Maple Story" raise and manipulate digital images called "avatars" that represent themselves, while engaging in relationships, social activities and fighting against monsters and other obstacles.

    The woman used login information she got from the 33-year-old office worker when their characters were happily married, and killed the character. The man complained to police when he discovered that his beloved online avatar was dead.

  2. ayahuasca

    ayahuasca Guest

    it takes all kinds. I recall a woman in Japan committing suicide, and leaving a note to her television, since it was her only companion. People have forgotten how to live.
  3. Goron

    Goron Guest

    Gosh, I'd hate to be one of those crazy MMOGers... :mf_prop:
  4. -Whiskey-

    -Whiskey- Guest

    ya i should call the cops on someone driving a mazda. it was moving so fast that i got hit and died and i thought i was fast in my geo metro. sheesh Kids these days.
  5. Zip

    Zip Guest


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  6. Shakaja

    Shakaja Guest

    pffft, everybody knows you have a tuned mazda yourself, stop trying to fool us rolleyes:
  7. -Whiskey-

    -Whiskey- Guest

    Dont try to hide this all under the rug Shak,. Putting blame on others to make you not feel as guilty..

  8. Shakaja

    Shakaja Guest

    take yourself up on your own advise rolleyes:
  9. -Whiskey-

    -Whiskey- Guest

    advice?. Ha i would never advise.. you cannot be trusted
  10. Mook Chessy

    Mook Chessy Certifiable
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    Oct 16, 2007
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    All I want to know is did she loot him dry after she killed him?
  11. GoodGuy

    GoodGuy Slightly Crazed
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    May 30, 2008
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    the japanese have a totally different culture than us and who knows maybe those two people really had a meaningful and deep relationship that isn't exactly being translated well into the story.

    So then they get in a fight, break up, and she is devasted enough to log on and kill his character? thats not all that crazy dang

    seriously there have been siege players that would do A LOT worse to the people they simply just dont like in this game if they had access to their accounts
  12. Spree

    Spree Babbling Loonie
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    Mar 13, 2004
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    Patty is that a warning to E?
  13. HaHa

    HaHa Guest

    ...and without them i wouldnt have half my material
  14. ayahuasca

    ayahuasca Guest

    that's funny