According to ABC News Online, a 41-year-old man stabbed his buddy in the chest multiple times after he learned that his pal had hoarded approximately $870 from the sale of a powerful "dragon sabre" that was jointly owned by both players. Let's put this in perspective: the average Chinese citizen made just $1,100 per year in 2003. That sword was worth a lot of money, which perhaps explains why gamer Qiu Chengwei got more than a little upset about it. But multiple-stabbings-in-the-chest upset? When people feel that they need to take the law into their own hands to get anything done about a situation, it won't be long before the court system gets involved.
[Via The Guardian Games Blog]