Once again, I’ve disappeared off the blogosphere for almost an entire month. I was caught up in too many things all at once and I had my energy all sapped out. The month of May kicked off with my final exams and a flu that refuses to leave me in peace. I’ll talk about the flu and my shitty immune system some other day. Today’s topic will be on something entirely different, though not any more pleasant.
I play an online game called MapleStory. It was first introduced to me by my brother in late 2006. My mum and I were subsequently hooked on the game (Yes, my mum. Stop gawking.). Due to me starting my tertiary education, I began spent lesser time on the game. But my mum was and still is very gung-ho about the game.
A couple of days ago, one of my mum’s game accounts was hacked. Years of efforts, money and time spent were all gone in a day. The hacker took every single cent and item in all four game characters’ inventories, leaving not even a smidgen of dust in them. If that was not bad enough, the hacker also deliberately dropped a few other valuable, irreplaceable, and untradeable items (meaning that the items will only be of use to that character and that character only) when he couldn’t transfer it to his accounts or to sell it. Bear in mind that those items, once dropped, cannot be recovered in any way.
Like I said, years of effort, money, and time were invested into those characters and items. The game was a favourite past time of my mum, and now the hacker has completely robbed her of the simple pleasures of playing a game. The act of hacking is already the wrongest of wrongs. The act of deliberately trying to hurt the hacked person by deleting every single thing from their inventories even if he could not possibly gain any advantages over doing so is just plain malicious.
It is simply not possible to rebuild the characters back to the way they were. Like I said, the money and items took years to accumulate. And some items were limited editions that cannot, in any way, be replaced.
Times like this, I wish death would inflict itself upon those despicable characters.You may think this is a little overreacting for a mere game, but to me, this goes beyond “just a game”. It speaks volume about the kind of person you are if you would stoop to such low levels to rob people of their rightful things.
Over and out.