Feast your eyes on the best friend ever
UK — A teenager was arrested by police and hauled before magistrates after giving away a friend’s virtual savings on a fantasy internet game. Keiron Belmont, 19, logged into a friend’s profile on the popular online game RuneScape and gave away her stash of virtual money following an argument. Gamer Helen Jenkins – who had spent six years saving up ‘credits’ in the medieval role-playing world – then decided to called in police. And despite the money having no value in the real world, Belmont was charged and hauled before the courts.
Prosecutor Anwen Evans told Swansea Magistrates Court: ‘He accessed her computer and logged on to the role playing fantasy game RuneScape. ‘He traded away all the credits built-up over the past six years.’ Belmont, of Swansea, admitted an offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990 of gaining unauthorised access to a computer and making unauthorised modifications to computer material. He was given an eight-month [probation] and was ordered to pay £16 compensation by Swansea magistrates.
People still play Runescape? That game’s been around for like 10 years right? It was some super shitty, free role playing game that had worse graphics than the original GameBoy. I remember because I played it for like a day when I was 13. Pretty sure the last time I played Runescape was when I was waiting for some 6 minute porn clip to download from KaZaA. There was some ad for a game in a popup so I clicked it and downloaded it.
I know what you’re thinking. Clicking shit in KaZaA is 1000% virus city. Well normally you’d be right, but this time you’re WRONG. It was just 100 pixels of extremely boring nerdiness. My character, a dashing young knight by the name of HalfBaked210, didn’t even make it past level 7 before my Jenna Jameson locker room scene finished downloading. So guess what bro? Your friend did you a favor giving away all your internet gold. Go try to put your penis on, in, or around women like a normal 19 year old buddy. Your shackles are broken. Fly free.