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    Gamers hired by father to 'kill' son in online games

    A man in China hired virtual "assassins" to hunt down his son in online video games and kill off his avatar, according to local media.

    The man, named by the Kotako East blog as Mr Feng, was concerned about the amount of time his 23-year-old unemployed son was spending online.

    He hoped his actions would deter his son from playing the games, he is reported to have said.

    His son eventually asked one of the gamers why they kept targeting him.

    "It's not going to do much for family relations," Prof Mark Griffiths, a gambling and addictions expert at Nottingham Trent University told the BBC.

    "I've never heard of that kind of intervention before, but I don't think these top-down approaches work. Most excessive game playing is usually a symptom of an underlying problem."

    Prof Griffiths said he heard from many parents who were worried about their children's gaming habits but often it was not an addiction.

    "I've spent 25 years studying excessive video game playing," he said.

    "I've come across very excessive players - playing for 10 to 14 hours a day - but for a lot of these people it causes no detrimental problems if they are not employed, aren't in relationships and don't have children.

    "It's not the time you spend doing something, it's the impact it has on your life."

    Father and son are said to have reconciled but World of Warcraft expert Olivia Grace said she did not think Mr Feng's actions would necessarily act as a deterrent.

    "Being killed by someone happens all the time," she said.

    "People are just like that online."

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    Sounds like a potential business idea...
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    Sounds like Troll Dad at his best (or worst?).

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    If they kept killing him over and over wouldnt he have been able to report them for harassment? Then he coulda kept playing and his dad wouldve wasted his money and the assassins wouldve lost their account.

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    You mean I could get paid to be an online hitman gamer? If that potential doesn't stop gamers I don't know what will.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TradewindNQ View Post
    Sounds like a potential business idea...
    kirmit

    lets do this

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    Lol? That won't deter him I got myself killed on purpose in endgame BGs whenever I joined wearing greens.


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    Quote Originally Posted by GennGreymane View Post
    kirmit

    lets do this
    Too lazy too tired!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TradewindNQ View Post
    Too lazy too tired!
    oooooh


    kinda already got us some contracts

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    Quote Originally Posted by TradewindNQ View Post
    Too lazy too tired!
    no do it we need a kirmit and genn hitmen movie
    i live by one motto! "lolwut?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by TradewindNQ View Post
    Sounds like a potential business idea...
    I like the way you think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slackjawsix View Post
    no do it we need a kirmit and genn hitmen movie

    how did u know my part 2 to the plan?!

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    Sounds like the only flaw in the plan was to pay them to keep silent

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    Sometimes this feels like the leftovers of Reddit...

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    Father and son are said to have reconciled but World of Warcraft expert Olivia Grace said she did not think Mr Feng's actions would necessarily act as a deterrent.
    Bolded part made me laugh unbelievably hard.
    This is ridiculous, obviously this wouldn't stop the guy from quitting WoW cold turkey... It's not like dying in WoW is rare. The father just needs to butt out and mind his own business.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TradewindNQ View Post
    Sounds like a potential business idea...
    Wow. That would be wouldn't it?

    www.tbaggingreifer.com

    Where you get the highest quality services at reasonable prices! Have a camper giving you shit? Has someone ninja'd that rare mount you've been farming? Look no further! Here's a comprehensive list of our top knotch services

    -10 kills $5
    -20 kills $8
    -50 kills $12
    -teabagging corpse $2.50 additional
    -1000 kills $59.99
    Perfect example of why "community" forums are poisonous to the health of a development team. These developers are wasting hundreds of hours trying to stem the tide of incessant bitchery that would never, ever abate so long as these entitled, unfortunate human beings don't get their way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Waaldo View Post
    The father just needs to butt out and mind his own business.
    I'm not sure what your family dynamic is like but it seems like the father cares about you know, his son and is trying to help him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Last Starfighter View Post
    Wow. That would be wouldn't it?

    www.tbaggingreifer.com

    Where you get the highest quality services at reasonable prices! Have a camper giving you shit? Has someone ninja'd that rare mount you've been farming? Look no further! Here's a comprehensive list of our top knotch services

    -10 kills $5
    -20 kills $8
    -50 kills $12
    -teabagging corpse $2.50 additional
    -1000 kills $59.99
    im honestly surprised this didnt come about years ago
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    Meet the new derp.

    Same as the old derp.

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    Would be quite funny if the tables turned and the son was to kill the online hitman repeatedly instead.

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