"I'm playing online and I find a place to get helicopters. I wanted to see if someone would get in the helicopter with me so I take it and land in front of someone.
Unsurprisingly, I'm shot and killed and they take my helicopter. It's no big deal though since I can get a new helicopter pretty quick, so I do this again a few more times to the same end. After about 6 or 7 times of this happening, someone finally decides not to shoot and rob me. Instead, very cautiously, they get in with me.
I take my new friend/guest/hostage around the map with me to all the cool places I've found. I take him to the top of a mountain, to the wind turbine farm, to the amusement park, we go all over and he genuinely seems to enjoy the experiences. At each stop, he gets out and politely looks around, as if in appreciation, and then gets back in the chopper with me. No words are exchanged at all since neither of us has a microphone, but nothing needs to be said.
After about 15 minutes, I take him to the top of the tallest building in the game. He goes to the edge and looks over the city. It's sunset, and it's beautiful. It's serene. He's enjoying the view. Before I know it, I have my pistol out and pointed at the back of his head. I ask myself "am I really different than all the other animals playing online here?" And as his limp body tumbled off the roof, I chuckled and thought, "no, no I'm not any different."
I like to think it was a learning experience for both of us."