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January 08, 2013


Man hires 'assassin' to kill son's WoW avatar

Even paranoiacs have enemies - and if you find that strangers keep attacking you in online games, there just may be a reason.

According to reports, a man in China became so exasperated by the amount of time that his unemployed son was spending playing World of Warcraft that he decided to do something about it. It seems that the lad had quit a software development job after just three months, and was doing nothing to find another one.

Showing, perhaps, a rather limited understanding of how these things work, Mr Feng hoped that killing the 23-year-old's character off repeatedly would put him off playing altogether - and hired virtual assassins to do just that.

Posted by joke du jour at January 8, 2013 06:03 PM

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