No doubt about it, there’s plenty of cashed-up gamers out there these days. One in particular, a World of Warcraft player by the name of Shaks, has the strange ability to make the people who spend tens of thousands of dollars on collections of shrink-wrapped video games look like savvy investors by comparison.
When a player by the name of Zeuzo decided to sell a Level 70 Rogue armed with what is arguably the best set of gear in the entire game, Shaks was first in line with the 7,000 Euro (USD $9,700) asking price.
Shaks either didn’t know, or didn’t care, that Blizzard doesn’t like people selling their WoW characters, and that it was absolutely certain that a purchase of this magnitude would get covered by every video game forum/blog on the internet - meaning it was only a matter of time before it came to the attention of Blizzard.
Nevertheless, after a brief, and reportedly rather shameless display of suckage in a PvP area, Shaks was banned from World of Warcraft. We suggest anyone planning a similar purchase find a better way to spend the money, such as hiring someone to slap you around the head each time you plan a similar purchase.