Gamer Sues For Losing Item In Game: Only In Humanity.....

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    Gamer Sues For Losing Item In Game: Only In Humanity.....

    Only in Humanity........
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    actually, im siding with the guy, if he spent money on this game, and the company made it as easy for hackers to get into as it seems, i'd back the guy. Either his money back to the items restored I say.
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    Only in Humanity........
    Well considering that I don't know of any animal that plays online games...

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    Does that mean i can sue someone for blowing up my stuff in age of myth?
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    Does that mean i can sue someone for blowing up my stuff in age of myth?
    That's a different thing completely.

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    That's a different thing completely.
    yes , it is entirely a different thing. When someone purchases online cards, it is just like purchasing Magic/pokemon/etc cards in real life, they do have a real value, and you put hard money into them. With games like Mythology however, you purchase the rights to play the game, you're not purchasing what is in the game.

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    There was a lawsuit about somebody stealing a woman's house in Ultima Online in Japan about a year ago.
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    For me the real issue was that the company made it easy for someone to hack the account. Since the company was negligent (spelling?) it should be required to restore the account.

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    >>it should be required to restore the account.

    that's exactly what the court said
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    That's a different thing completely
    You think?


    Oh thats right, I should sue the virtual soldiers for virtual dollars in a virtual court.

    When someone purchases online cards, it is just like purchasing Magic/pokemon/etc cards in real life, they do have a real value, and you put hard money into them. With games like Mythology however, you purchase the rights to play the game, you're not purchasing what is in the game.
    Isnt the card just a right to play the game for a certain amount of time? Like when i buy a phone card i buy the right to talk for a certain period of time on a payphone. Do I own whats in the phone network ( the digital or analog data generated by me talking ).

    >>you're not purchasing what is in the game
    Isnt that what the court just decided and where the many variances in opinion come in?

    I think the whole thing is just a big murky shade of grey.
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    Isnt that what the court just decided and where the many variances in opinion come in?
    The courts decided that the time and money spent to acquire those things had value. Nothing was said that makes my think the court decided the items themselves have value.
    I would hope that the only way items in a game would have value is if you could pay real money for the item from the game company themselves.

    Edit: Its early, I'm sick again. If this doesn't make any sense please ignore it. Thanks.

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    When someone purchases online cards, it is just like purchasing Magic/pokemon/etc cards in real life, they do have a real value, and you put hard money into them. With games like Mythology however, you purchase the rights to play the game, you're not purchasing what is in the game.
    Isnt the card just a right to play the game for a certain amount of time? Like when i buy a phone card i buy the right to talk for a certain period of time on a payphone. Do I own whats in the phone network ( the digital or analog data generated by me talking ).
    Not always. When you buy Magic Online cards, you are buying actual property. You can actually trade an online card in for a real card.

    The main thing I see is that it cost money to play the game monthly, and it took time to get the property. Time is money.

    I think the whole thing is just a big murky shade of grey.
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