64-year Old Woman Sues NCsoft Over Destroyed Item In Lineage Worth $28,000

64 year Old Woman Sues NCsoft Over Destroyed Item In Lineage Worth $28,000In-game items for MMORPGs have gotten to the point where they cost insane amounts of money in real-life. We have heard items being auctioned off for thousands of dollars which is pretty ridiculous given that the money could be put to better use, and recently we are hearing that a 64-year old woman in South Korea has tried to sue NCsoft over a destroyed in-game item. According to the reports, the woman was playing NCsoft’s Lineage, the first version mind you, and in the game, gamers can enchant items to enhance them. However the kicker is that should you fail to enchant an item, it will end up destroying it, which is what happened when she “accidentally” attempted to enchant a rare sword worth $28,000 in real life.

The woman claims that she would never have enchanted the sword on purpose and it was done by accident while enchanting other items. NCsoft refused to restore the item, leading her to sue them. According to the logs, it shows that the woman continued enchanting other items despite failing to do so with the rare item, with the courts ruling that even if it was a mistake, NCsoft is in no way obligated to restore the item for her. Interestingly enough this is the first version of Lineage that was released in 1998 and is still being supported heavily in South Korea.

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    Samsung Willing To Offer Injunction Relief To Avoid Antitrust Fine

    Samsung Willing To Offer Injunction Relief To Avoid Antitrust FineSamsung and Apple are currently fighting it out in the courts, with Samsung claiming that Apple has infringed upon their patents and vice versa. Apple claims that they offered Samsung a licensing deal to license some of Samsung’s patents, which are standard essential patents, but Samsung has refused Apple’s offer, claiming Apple’s offer is too low. However now it seems that Samsung has had something of a change of heart and have stated that they are willing to drop all litigations related to mobile standard essential patents if the other party (which is currently Apple) is willing to license a particular framework.

    To top it off, Samsung also claims that they will not seek an standard essential patent-related injunctions against the other party in the European region for a period of 5 years. This move comes about as Samsung is about to face a $18.3 billion antitrust fine which would be about 10% of their 2012 annual revenue. Apple has yet to respond to this latest offer by Samsung, but it sounds like the South Korean tech giant is willing to settle and hopefully this will be a start to the end of the patent wars.

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