Dungeon Fighter Online was released in South Korea in 2005 and looks very outdated compared to modern games. But the game is still interesting to the public, and serious passions boil in it.
fourth of august developers had a show, dedicated to the eighteenth anniversary of the game, which told a lot of interesting things. For example, in the second half of 2023, a new continent will appear, the first raids for 8 people, and much more.
But the most interesting thing is that the developers reported how the case of illegal creation of things in the game using administrative rights ended. In 2020, one of the Neople employees, using administrative rights, began to “draw” expensive and unique things on his personal account. On his two-month-old character, he got some of the rarest items in the game. In the future, he began to sell these rare items at auction, and to sell the received game currency for real money on a specialized website. The total amount exceeded 53 million won, which is approximately equal to 41,000 US dollars.
From the first months, players have been conducting their investigations and discussing new leads, rumors and evidence. The situation received coverage in the Korean media. This event hit both the reputation of the project and the developers hard. Players left the game and spoke negatively about the developers. The studio went through the removal of employees, and the police joined the case.
The story is full of subtleties, player investigations, speculation and innuendo. As a result, on August 4, 2023, it became known that the direct culprit received 1 year and 6 months in prison under Article 355 of the Criminal Code of South Korea (“Theft and breach of trust”).
Quite unexpectedly, it became known that a similar situation has developed in the global version of the game. One of the employees from August 2020 to November 2022 created things for personal gain without restrictions. In total, things were created for 7 trillion game currency, the amount in real currency is not called. As soon as this fact was revealed, the company tried to minimize all the consequences. For legal reasons, the developers were only able to talk about this case now. The official post was published August 5th on the game website.
In this case, it is known that the former director of the global version of the game turned out to be the culprit. According to rumors, he was able to illegally get $ 2.45 million and boasted about buying a Porsche.