Girlfriend Gives Away Entire DotA 2 Inventory After Boyfriend Doesn't Give Her Enough Attention
While some relationships are built off proper communication, trust, loyalty, and other beneficial virtues, a particular Reddit thread concluded that others would rather hatch a spiteful scheme of revenge when relations start to go sour.
A thread started by Reddit user Zerei explains that one DotA player's significant other was so distressed by his lack of attention that she decided to give away his entire DotA 2 inventory while he was away at work.
How Did She Do It?
His girlfriend created an event on popular social media site, Facebook, to legitimize her generous dispensing of her significant other's belongings.
According to Zerei, this unfortunate competitor had over 500 items in his inventory (valued at over $100+), while a later picture posted by a participant in the inventory purge showed that his inventory had been depleted to a mere 29 items:
How Did He Take It?
While the Facebook group may have been deleted, the boyfriend in question has not allowed the malicious incident to damper his spirits.
According to the author of the post, his nickname has been changed to "never playing DotA again," after recently receiving a Staff of the Fungal Lord, one of seven items required to complete the Fungal Lord item set.
Unfortunately, the Facebook page was in Portuguese before it was removed, which prevented any way for Reddit users to find a resolution or reaction.
Was It Justified?
As heinous as it may seem, one comment stated that her boyfriend had been cheating on her as well as her original statement about lack of attention.
Do you think that infidelity is reason enough to lash out in such a way? Is there any justification for reacting the way this girl did, or do you believe that two wrongs will never make a right?
Leave your answers in the comments section below!
topher339July 16, 2014, 5:04 pmThis rather screwed up on both sides. On one hand the man shouldn't have been (allegedly) cheating and should've devoted more time to her but she had no right to do as she did. And he does have the freedom to spend his time as he chooses.
Looking at it economically (assuming I still remember anything from my Econ class); time is money. He spent a lot of time and money on that game collecting those items. In addition, the items themselves were worth a decent amount. It all adds up to a good sum of worth.
In essence she stole his identity and his goods then disbursed them as revenge (her payment, if you will). Even if he was cheating she went too far. But then again, it was his decision to get involved with a person who was so willing to go off the deep end. Either way, she should have just left him. This isn't math, two wrongs don't make a right.
Tom_7294July 16, 2014, 4:03 amNot a fan of MMO of MOBA games but anything that you work for has value and it doesn't matter what happens between two people. You DON'T destroy/sell the other person's belongings. No matter what. I would expect this from a very immature teen, but not an adult.
Arkives_5343July 15, 2014, 3:55 pmAnd she couldn't just either:
A: Get into the game with him?
B: Voice her concerns?
C. Break up with him?
Zachary WelterJuly 15, 2014, 12:17 pmFeatured ContributorJust because someone is a horrible person doesn't give someone else permission to screw with their property.
Yeah, the dude was pathetic. But his property is his property. Things like this are part of why people see gamers as immature. This is the most childish thing she could've done.
Don't like the way your boyfriend is treating you? This isn't the 1800s. You're allowed to break up with him.
Amy WhiteJuly 15, 2014, 9:19 amFormer Editor in ChiefI've been in a relationship where communication was nearly nonexistent because of game playtime, and while it was frustrating dealing with it the way she has is a nail in the coffin, not a way to move forward together.
I'd say this was over long before she posted the Facebook event and gave all his stuff away.
Spyke_3447July 15, 2014, 5:07 amEvidence of wrong doing so far...
Her wrongdoings: This very public case of identity theft and malicious giving away of items he's spent money on and time earning that money to spend on it. Complete with a virtual paper trail that can be traced.
His wrongdoings: Alleged cheating, claims that he allegedly didn't give her enough attention.
Do you see the problems here? If you're going to take drastic actions that are considered vengeful and wrong you had better have EVIDENCE otherwise you are JUSTIFYING the other party.
If you're AGREEING with this girls actions regardless of the truth behind her claims of infidelity, then I'm afraid I'm going to have to insist that you grow the f*ck up.
If someone in your relationship is not paying enough attention to you, and you have gotten other opinions as to what constitutes a NORMAL and AMICABLE amount of attention from the other human being in the relationship, who is entitled to their own time and hobbies. Then the best course of action is to LEAVE THEM.
From the sounds of it this girl has mental problems. Their relationship was over and she just wasn't getting the hint and his main problem was not having the guts to tell her it was over. Either way they are both in the wrong in some aspects but she's guilty of both airing their dirty laundry and this childish reaction.
Guy is justified now, no matter what way you swing it. I'd have ignored her too.
Germ_the_NobodyJuly 14, 2014, 11:53 pmCorrespondentI think it's awesome and hilarious. =) Even better if he really was cheating on her.
Miranda KirkJuly 14, 2014, 9:39 pmFeatured ColumnistI think that virtual ownership is just the same as physical ownership, like landon was talking about. For example if my SO deleted my itunes account and all the songs or something like that then I would expect them to be responsible for all of those songs I bought with real money.
I think it's childish to do something like this and feel that if she was unhappy in the relationship and he was cheating then she should've just got up and left him, for her own sake. It wasn't worth the effort and time in my opinion.
Dove_9512July 14, 2014, 9:30 pmI think sour relationship situations can make certain kinds of people extremely restless, to the point they would end up resorting to something like this.
It's petty, maybe immature, but a natural part of things. Some require more attention than others in relationships, they should seek soulmates who are able to give it to them.
Landon SommerJuly 14, 2014, 9:14 pmColumnistI wonder how long before courts have to decide if virtual ownership equals physical ownership and then, what counts as theft or vandalism in a situation like this.