Chinese Gamer Spends $1.4 Million on MMO Character, Friend "Mistakenly" Sells It for $522

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Imagine spending $1.4 million on a video game character, lending it to your buddy, and then realizing that s/he mistakenly sold it for just $522. That's exactly what happened to one gamer in China, who sued his (ex) friend (and developer NetEase) for auctioning off his Justice Online MMORPG character for just 3,888 yuan. The defendant claimed that he made a typo because he was too dizzy from excessive gaming at the time.

The case was ultimately settled with the mediation of a judge online. NetEase revoked the transaction, and the plaintiff paid the buyer 90,000 yuan (US$12,789) in damages. After the settlement, the local court in Sichuan posted on social media that the case was a great example of the protection of digital assets, and it warned gamers not to spend too much in video games.
 
What could you possibly spend 1.4 million dollars on with an MMO character? Why would you want to?
 
What could you possibly spend 1.4 million dollars on with an MMO character? Why would you want to?
Answering your first question:
-Everything
Answering your second question:
THAT .. I do not know sir .. :unsure:
 
To each their own - it was the dude’s money, he can spend it on whatever he wants
 
Who in the actual **** would spend such an insane amount of money on a ****ing video game character?!?!?!! My brain cannot process this ridiculousness.

Why does NetEase get included, it was not their fault a dumbass player lent the character to a friend who then sold the character.

"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." His friend gave him the character or let him borrow it? Cuz if he was just borrowing it, kinda ****ed up he tried to sell it back.
 
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