In these circumstances, it's more common to find the denomination griefer
The first book introduces Gameknight 999, a selfish griefer
who enjoys playing Minecraft, 'pranking people' and 'using his expertise to mess with them in multiplayer by killing them and taking their stuff'.
In the gaming literature, eight player types have been proposed, namely griefer
, networker, politician, friend, opportunist, scientist, planner and hacker (Bartle, 2004).
When a user feels that an injustice has occurred, the only way through which the user can seek justice is to report the abuse to the virtual world creators that can decide to ban or punish the griefer
(the term to refer to someone acting "illegally" in a virtual world).
(85.) WHITE, supra note 35, at 358 ("A griefer
is an individual whose enjoyment of [Second Life] is enhanced by negatively affecting the experience of other [Second Life] residents.").
"In Second Life it appears that the power imbalance between a griefer
and a target is focused on knowledge and experience.
And warn them about "griefers
", players who use bullying to harass others as a way to make them lose.
The idea that it only takes a small number of griefers
to break things made me skeptical.
Should this second scenario be accurate, it opens the door for griefers
to simply report players they don't like.
The digital world calls these 'Avatars' 'griefers
' because they cause trouble for others, through harassment and assault or even killing.