In World of Warcraft, the most popular online game, with an estimated 8 million participants worldwide, some regions of this fantasy domain have grown so lawless that players said they fear to brave them alone. Gangs of animated characters have repeatedly preyed upon lone travelers, killing them and making off with their virtual belongings.
RE the WOW aspect...how does another character take something from you? I mean I can see a bunch of players lying in wait to pounce on another, but can't imagine how they can take anyone's belongings. Is that a PVP thing? (never have PVP'd so I don't know a thing about it).