Seriously. A Chinese man named Mr. Feng hired multiple hitmen to kill his son’s avatar in the online game consuming his life. Mr. Feng said that his son’s grades had diminished and that he was unable to hold down a job because of his online game obsession. The hitmen were instructed to target his son’s avatar whenever he ventured into the online game world. Unfortunately, Mr. Feng’s plans appeared to have backfired:
The 23-year-old, named by blog Kotaku East as Xiao Feng, eventually asked his ‘murderers’ why they kept targeting him, and found out the truth.
Instead of encouraging him to get hired he told his father ‘I can play or I can not play, it doesn’t bother me.
‘I’m not looking for any job—I want to take some time to find one that suits me.’