UK soldier charged for griefing
Bored soldier attacked his comrades in virtual training, gets charged with disobeying orders
An infantry man in the UK has been punished under military law for turning his gun on his comrades during a desktop simulation.
The soldier, from 3rd Battalion, the Rifles, apparently grew bored after two week's of the Army's Unit-based Virtual Training, and decided to kill his mates instead, the Daily Mail reports.
The griefing squaddie was in charge of a vehicle in the simulation, and used its weapons to destroy other vehicles and force them off the road, ‘killing' a number of his colleagues.
While his fellow soldiers, who were reported to be fed up after a long stint of virtual training on laptops, thought the PvP action was funny, his commanders did not, and charged him with disobeying orders.
The soldier was punished with a weekend of guard duty.