Imagine having millions of dollars to piss away on a video game character.
A man in China took his friend to court for selling a game character he spent US$1.4 million on for just US$552.
The man filed a proceeding against his friend
and NetEase after the friend mistakenly sold off the character from the MMORPG Justice Online for just 3,888 yuan (US$552). The defendant said he was trying to sell the character back to his friend for 388,000 yuan (US$55,138), as he had been given the character to play. He attributed the typo to being dizzy from excessive gaming at the time.
But the moment the character was seen on NetEase’s in-game marketplace, it was snatched up by another buyer.