Last week, Korea and China were apparently engaging in a Cyber War. Korea's RMT websites such as ItemBay, Item Mania and Item Play Forum were down for most of the time due to some Denial of Service attacks from China, PlayNoEvil had this covered.
Next, we have the latest news update on Antonio Hernandez's attempt to bring a stop to IGE selling virtual gold. We ran into this official website of the case (via Terra Nova) where the progress is being
updated. It appears that there are some changes to what we last heard in May. The
original complaint was amended by the addition of two more claims. A schedule has been set on this 31st, October for setting pre-trial deadlines
after IGE had already asked for an extension.
In regards to the trial, Blizzard had commented on the case back in June and it
did not look good for IGE.
"Blizzard Entertainment strongly supports the goals of this lawsuit. We agree that real-money transfer is harmful to the game as a whole and to the
development resources to detecting and preventing these illegal transactions. We believe that shutting down gold farming and real-money transfer is in
the interest of all World of Warcraft players and that a victory in this case would have a positive long-term effect on the online gaming industry as
More should be heard about the trial later.