A woman in her 30’s has been reported to the Fukushima District Prosecutors office for deleting her ex-boyfriend’s online game data. A crime she committed by obtaining the necessary username and password without consent.
Whilst the man didn’t suffer financially, he did lose lots of data that he’d collected over countless hours sat in front of his computer. Items such as weapons, clothes, and, erm, other such things. The game in question is “Lineage”, which includes characters like knights and magicians. Meaning I probably don’t need to go into anymore detail regarding the kind of data we are talking about here.
But as interesting as this is in a geeky kind of way (well, it is to me anyway), an added twist is that the man and woman actually met through the game. Although sadly their respective character names and status weren’t revealed.
Unfortunately the relationship didn’t last long, and has now resulted in this sorry state of affairs. Apparently the, ahem, magic just wasn’t there.