How could you mention the ridiculous community, but not the Gollum of AQ himself?
(Unfortunately, most of the original posts have been pruned/deleted before anyone thought to archive them)
Do you like owning virtual items that other people can't get?
Do you like to spend tens of thousands of dollars on artificially scarce .swf files in 15-year old flash games?
Do you like to sit at your computer, refreshing a forum page over and over for 10 hours on end, to get a code for an exclusive item that only 10 people will have?
Do you like to break down in tears when popular demand means new items similar to older exclusive items are released?
Do you like to threaten to sue indie game developers for removing bugged content because that would make something you don't have be permanently unavailable to you?
If you do, you might be Ninjaty.
There are people who are attached to things they own, and there is a 20+ grown man who has meltdowns whenever rare (i.e. no longer available) virtual items are involved.
The most recent incident is one where the game dev gave away codes for an exclusive item. Ninjaty didn't get one, and he had a lot to say about it.
(This Zippleclopper fellow isn't really involved, but the original post in the quote got deleted.)
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It's pretty funny in context, but it only gets more bizarre when this incident from 3 years back comes to mind.
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He contacted lawyers about these virtual items. The threads are long gone, but this apparently wasn't the first time he's tried to sue over something like this, it was the third in four years.
I didn't even know he had a Twitter, so imagine my surprise when it shows up on Google and it's exactly what I expected it to be.
As a crazy fan who spends thousands of dollars, the devs are obviously reluctant to ban him. Unfortunately, that doesn't stop him from airing his grievances out on Twitter, where he's been muted by pretty much everyone on the dev team.
I am very sorry that these all go in reverse chronological order, because some of these are very long.
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One might wonder why someone might be like this, to which the following might give a clue.
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Eh, virtual items that because of ToS rules you don't even own are basically the same as humans.
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To be clear, you can't even trade between players, so the only value anything has is "you were online during a specific week nine years ago and spent $5".