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#1 мцт вяздк чф

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 04:25 AM

What do you do when your grown son is playing video games instead of looking for a job? Evidently, the answer is virtual assassination.

According to a recent report, 23-year old Xiao Feng’s life came crashing around him when his father hired in-game assassins, or just terribly powerful players, to repeatedly hunt and kill his son’s characters across various Chinese role-playing games. Mr. Feng, who revealed that his son had also previously struggled in school due to his excessive gaming, was worried that his son was not looking for work because of his addiction and felt that getting him repeatedly killed in video games was the only solution.

The son, for his part, put up with the frustration and told his dad, “I can play or I can not play, it doesn't bother me. I'm not looking for any job — I want to take some time to find one that suits me." Hearing this, Mr. Feng was reportedly “relieved,” although it’s not quite clear if the son stopped playing and actually found work.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 04:30 AM

LOL
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Posted 03 January 2013 - 04:39 AM

Fantastic! :)

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 04:40 AM

Maybe I could make a career as a in-game assassin...

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 04:43 AM

Could you imagine the implications of this if one of them was actually an assassin in real life too and just simply misunderstood :lol:

...."so let me get this straight, you want me to kill your son...repeatedly?"

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 08:55 AM

He should have gotten someone to hack his account instead

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 09:05 AM

i'd just unplug the computer or uninstall the games.

Edited by avelanch, 03 January 2013 - 09:06 AM.


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Posted 03 January 2013 - 09:11 AM

I wonder what the going rate for virtual assassins is...lol And then I wonder if the payoff was real money or virtual currency...never know anymore with the crazy world we live in...

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 09:46 AM

LMAO!
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Posted 03 January 2013 - 10:00 AM

I once played an MMO for a year pretty hard. (Not WOW) and had a member of a team pay me to assassinate his own people since he was fed up with them. Was in game currency though :( either way fun was had... But yeah I had to stop playing those MMOs are insanely time consuming. In fact it seems like most game 'encourage' players to use every day. Sounds familiar right? LOL

I have learned to stick with arcade style now and nothing that requires constant log ins. Anyway everything in moderation!

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 10:06 AM

Dad's just as much of a nerd.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 10:33 AM

Do you get gold or mana or real money if you do the job?

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 10:53 AM

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 11:51 AM

that's hilarious

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 12:11 PM

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 02:12 PM

So you mean not every Chinese person on an MMO is a Gold Seller?

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 03:09 PM

So you mean not every Chinese person on an MMO is a Gold Seller?

.. or gold farmer?

Nonetheless, I'd just accidentally trip the power.

"Oh shoot, power's out, sorry son I'll work on that while you go outside and make non-pixel friends."

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 04:00 PM

haha.. i guess if it works it works..
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Posted 03 January 2013 - 04:17 PM

Dad's just as much of a nerd.

Must be, I don't even know what this is about...

 

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 04:32 PM

I guess cutting him off and/or kicking him out is not an option.
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Posted 03 January 2013 - 06:15 PM

I guess cutting him off and/or kicking him out is not an option.


No kidding! 23 and won't get a job, just plays video games all day?
My parents would have asked me to leave (or at least pay rent - hence the need for me to get a job).
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Posted 03 January 2013 - 10:44 PM

No kidding! 23 and won't get a job, just plays video games all day?
My parents would have asked me to leave (or at least pay rent - hence the need for me to get a job).


23 and no job!?!? When I graduated High School it was get the hell out or start paying rent. Can't imagine living at home when I was 23, especially if I didn't have a job.

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