I'm only level 40 on it however. I haven't really been interested on getting a high level since level 35 or so, so I just have been occasionally killing a player here and a monster there, and talking to the players has been nice.
I hope you can recreate an account, and I can give you money (I lost a lot of it in investments though) and armour.
What you said may or may not become your actions. It's like saying jokes about "bomb" at the airport. Better safe than sorry. Whoever doesn't call the cops is an idiot =). But a 8-10 years sentence is too harsh I think.
It was: "I'm going to go on a killing spree in real life."
On the one hand, I can see where folks wouldn't take that seriously given the venue. On the other hand, I can see why folks might not want to take the risk of not taking that seriously.
What I definitely do not see is that, regardless of medium, people who report those who make threats about killing people in real life to the appropriate authorities are idiots. Then again, I'm not a person who thinks sarcasm on the internet is suitable as a general style of communication. Do you think I'm an idiot? Or do you think I have a different perspective? Do you think people who have perspectives that differ from yours are idiots?
Also saying your joking doesn't absolve you from taking responsibility for your actions. Now I don't agree that the kid should get up to 10 years in prison (That is maximum sentence usually it is no where near that in reality)since they found no evidence that he was actually going to follow through with his threats.
Though that doesn't mean what he said was ok to say just because he was "joking". This is the common belief now days that you can say anything you want as long as you just say it was a joke or say you weren't being serious. Which is just stupid in my opinion. You should think things through before you say something and if you aren't ready to live with the consequences of saying it maybe it isn't something you should say.
As for the person being a idiot who called it in. He is actually smart for doing so. Many shootings, suicides, and other things have been prevented by people who saw a Facebook post or saw a email or was told about something that might happen and took it seriously and reported it.
Well BUMP - I was having trouble with RS and finally got it to work. From a year+ of not logging it seemed as though my money was reset. Oh, and I guess this old ass laptop can run it on high detail too.