I stumbled upon this article the other day and remembered reading about this incident when it originally happened. Two years later and it’s still impressive.
Impressive not only that this could happen, but impressive that the game Eve Online has the infrastructure to support this kind of intrigue. You can check it out here.
It’s interesting that despite being the most popular MMO, I’ve never heard of anything happening on this level in WoW. One minor example would be this incident here where a player was laughed at by a guild when one of their members ninja looted an item he had been hoping would drop for ages. He waited for them to forget about him, applied to their guild, joined, then promptly ninja looted one of their raid bosses before jumping back to his original guild who was waiting for him.
What I like about the Eve Online incident is it gives the game it’s own player generated in game lore. It’s tough to get more immersive than that. Good stuff.