Long thought to be an urban legend, the existence of “bottlers,” online gamers who take MMORPG grinding so seriously as to urinate into a plastic bottle rather than interrupt their questing with a dash to the toilet, has apparently been confirmed by Japanese TV.
In this special on “Online Game Addiction,” a hopeless MMORPG junkie is seen shooting up his virtual veins with cyber-heroin, abandoning even the pretence of decency or moderation in his pursuit of a fantasy fix:
“With normal bottles the neck is too thin…” says the slothful addict.
2ch also circulates dark tales of “hosers” and “diaperers,” but as with bottlers actual evidence is substantially lacking – given 2ch’s exhibitionistic proclivities more examples might be expected than the odd bottle of highly suspect “suspect” liquid seen so far:
In any case, the obsessive devotion of such otaku is hardly in doubt.