Most of the MMO games out there offer players the chance to get married and live together, but until now I have never believed that could become a very serious thing in real life. MapleStory apparently is the game to prove me wrong since a woman just got arrested after killing her husband in the virtual world.
The woman, a 43-year-old Japanese piano teacher, didn’t have too much hacking to do: she simply logged into her husband’s account and committed suicide. The reason? The man divorced her without letting her know before. We’re living in a mad world, let me tell you that!
“I was suddenly divorced, without a word of warning. That made me so angry,” the woman told the investigators.
So, yes, like it wasn’t mad enough already to have a woman in her forties logging into somebody else’s account to kill the poor bastard – she also gets arrested by the real police forces and, the cherry on top: she could get a sentence of up to five years in prison or a fine of up to $7,400. So just a few words of advice for you: be careful who you marry in your MMOs!