Real Estate mogul Jean Monterrey boarded his first class flight to Dubai with an estimated net worth of 320 million dollars. But by the time the landing gear hit the runway, Monterrey's fortune had evaporated into a mere $23,000. Was Jean a victim of stolen identity? Bearing the scars of a spouse on the bad end of a shopping bender? No. Monterrey's real estate empire fell victim to the worst culprit of all: Microtransaction Jackson.
"Our flight had been delayed several times. I was guilty of having a few too many drinks and just lost total control playing Microtransaction Jackson's Funky Crunch. I wanted to build an amount of in-game wealth that far exceeded my monetary reach in real life." Jean successfully bled himself dry in the 9 hours that would follow. Funk'n and crunch'n like no one's business and even buying the bar aboard the plane itself in a drunken stupor of wastefulness. "A lot of people don't get it. But it felt good to be the big guy for once. Most of my friends are wealthier than I am in real life. I'll always be top dog on Funky Crunch." - Brian Garthoff