Philipp schreibt mir: „Marktmanipulationen und versuchtes Insidertrading an der Börse in GTA V: Grand Theft Auto V Players Are Banding Together for Crazy Stock-Manipulation Schemes. Gibt's auch nen eigenen subreddit zu: /r/GTAMarket“.
Using the official GTA forums and a subreddit called r/GTAMarket, they spread the word to buy shares of a beer company called Pisswasser (ticker symbol: PIS), then sell them all at 6 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Buying and selling en masse, they thought, would make Pisswasser shares rise and then fall, and allow them to profit twice – once when they sold at the top, and again when they bought at the bottom and the stock recovered to a normal price.
The community got very, very fired up about this plan. "SELL PIS OR GET CAUGHT IN THE WATERFALL OF TEARS THAT COMES WITH FALLING STOCK PRICES!!!" wrote one GTA forum poster who started the longest thread about the scheme. Someone built an external stock tracker, so players could check on prices even while away from their video game consoles.