Korean gamer who had been passionately playing Black Desert Online for 3 years
had enough of Pearl Abyss’ horrible business ethics.
He ended up posting all ■■■■■■■■ devs were doing on Korean gaming forum
(inven.co.kr, one of large gaming community forum).
This gamer outed:
1.How devs left a bug on purpose to draw more cash from cash-only item which had caused inflation in the market.
2.How community mods favoring certain players even though they committed ban-able offense on forum
(it turns out mods were favoring those players because they had same political view as mods).
3.How they exploited their own events(giving prize to random fans) like giving a prize to their own devs.
After he posted his criticism on the gaming forum Inven, He was banned from official gaming forum.
Later, he got a summoning letter from a court. Reason was he falsely accused devs from their wrong
doing and intent to hurt their Intellectual Property.
Basically, Korea has this Criminal Code section 307
that can be abused by literally anybody. For Example, many Korean Pop Artists have sued other
people for saying bad things about them(even though it’s true, saying out loud in the public could get prosecuted).
Pearl Abyss have demanded around 1,500,000 Won(basically 15k dollars) to settle without going to the court.
tldr;gamer outed devs for doing shitty job, so devs sued gamer
abusing Korean Law to shut bad press about them.