MassivelyOP’s not-so-serious end-of-the-year awards continue today with our pick for best worst MMO criming of the year. (If you’re wondering what the heck a Golden Yachtie is, you can get caught up with the first award.)
And the winner is…
This one is not really an actual crime, but the griefing was certainly attempting to be in-game crime, as a group of Elite Dangerous players were exposed and ultimately sanctioned by Frontier for running an in-game slavery racket that locked new players into what was basically indentured servitude. This is why we can’t have nice things, fam. I mean, even EVE Online players would just cut your throat and take your stuff, not try to gaslight, brainwash, and kidnap you indefinitely.
I actually have runners-up, but I warn you, these will make you dumber.
- Chinese police team up with Tencent to take down a video game cheating ring
- Roblox scalpers make an absolute killing selling in-game Gucci handbags
Want to nominate another winner? Let us know in the comments, and don’t forget to check out our serious MMO awards while you’re at it.