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ArcheAge Player Flew to Florida to Attack In-Game Rival

A man from New Jersey is facing serious charges after reportedly traveling to Florida with the alleged purpose of confronting and harming a person he dislikes who plays the same MMORPG.

ArcheAge is one of many popular massively multiplayer online role-playing games. A few of the game’s many features that players can enjoy is the ability to create unique characters that quest, fight, master skills, and craft and sell items. Players can also communicate with each other, which often leads to personality clashes and arguments in the competitive setting.

Recently, two men, one from New Jersey and the other from Florida got into a squabble while in the game. The 20-year-old New Jerseyan reportedly reacted strongly to the situation and allegedly decided to handle it in person. According to reports, on the evening of June 20, he took a flight from Newark to Jacksonville and checked into the Ocean Coast Hotel when he arrived. Afterward, he allegedly headed to a local hardware store and picked up a hammer and a flashlight.

Late in the evening on June 22, the man reportedly dressed in black and headed to the home of the other gamer. When he arrived, he found the door unlocked and allegedly let himself in. It was reported that he had a hammer with him, and he allegedly hit the man in the head with it. A family member overheard the ruckus and called the authorities. He detained the man until they arrived.

The man was taken into custody and booked into the Nassau County Detention Facility. He is facing preliminary charges of one felony count of armed burglary and one felony count of second-degree attempted murder. Currently, he is incarcerated without bond. He has chosen not to speak to the authorities about the situation until he has an attorney.

It was reported that the alleged victim sustained severe head injuries from the attack.

If you or someone you love is suspected of a criminal offense, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.

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