One Japanese Lineage player recently suffered a serious setback after his ex-girlfriend illegally accessed his game account and deleted game data, including weapons, according to Mainichi Daily News.
The 30-something Takaoka woman allegedly used her ex's user name and password to access the account. When police asked her why she did it, she told them, "I did it as revenge for breaking up with me," Mainichi reported. According to the Takaoka police, the couple reportedly met through the game in the fall of 2003 but soon broke up.
Although the perpetrator didn't steal any actual money, the loss was still painful. Lineage players must spend hours earning the funds necessary to buy exorbitantly priced weapons and armor needed by higher-level chacters to survive in the online role-playing game.
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