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Wired News: Star Wars Fans Flee Net Galaxy

An interesting one this, especially given the growing importance of virtual game economies and environments. Lucasarts (bless 'em) suddenly change the entire underpinning nature of a gameverse to encourage more people to play. Fair enough, but what about the established residents? Some people have spent years training up to be Jedis and now find it available as a character class option to new players. They're not happy and they're quitting.

Why do I get the feeling that they'll be able to real world sue for a breach of virtual rights in a few years time?

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