Hate giving away lost items (Reddit link)
Akrabu was a very powerful and rich playerkiller who during his time killed pretty much everyone in the game at least once, getting to point where most of the community wouldn't leave town (or at least the starting area) while he was online. This was back when players lost every item upon death. In some cases getting killed by Akrabu meant losing weeks or months of work. Later on we started organising into groups to hunt him down, some of which are documented in the blog's history.
Hate on the other hand was someone killed by Akrabu several times, whose typical sentence to Akrabu was an annoyed, vulgar insult. So it isn't obvious why Hate would end up inheriting what I would guess (editing a line from Vanner) is about 80% of the wealth in the entire game.
An explanation can be found in Akrabu's goodbye post, linked at the start of this. Understanding it requires putting the pixellated crazy villain he played to one side and instead viewing him as a person in the real world.
After receiving my complementary seven ring, I "helped" to "get rid" of scrolls, books, 6-slot alchemist belts, pipes, blue shells, straps and pelts:
I convinced him not to drink all the potions, but to drop them outside instead:
In the post below, Akrabu is allied to me. I have the option of picking up all four 6-slot alchemist bags. I would value them at a total of 400 - 500 thousand gold. So this picture is probably the biggest thief opportunity which Aberoth has ever seen.
Many players today are part of the post-Akrabu generation:
Hate transferred half a million from Akrabu, using emeralds. The difference in buy/sell price means this transfer cost about 25,000 gold.
My vault after an afternoon of looting. I plan to glug the potions while training, and to use the rest to build mega-structures.