I'm still working on the basic missions, but I had a pick at the realistic missions out of curiosity (well, only the first mission so far) and felt a bit concerned about the scenario being played out. Here is the description on the first page after clicking on "relistic missions" from the home page...
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Uncle Arnold's Local Band Review
Your friend is being cheated out of hundreds of dollars. Help him make things even again!
Ok fair enough; someone is being cheated and wants to get even. However...
Message: Hey man, I need a big favour from you. Remember that website I showed you once before? Uncle Arnold's Band Review Page? Well, a long time ago I made a $500 bet with a friend that my band would be at the top of the list by the end of the year. Well, as you already know, two of my band members have died in a horrendous car accident... but this ass hole still insists that the bet is on!
I know you're good with computers and stuff, so I was wondering, is there any way for you to hack this website and make my band on the top of the list? My band is Raging Inferno. Thanks a lot, man!
Hmmmm...I don't see how the guy is being cheated. He foolishly made a promise that he can't keep. In fact, it seems now HE is asking for help on how to cheat the OTHER guy out of winning the bet. So his band mates died and he could not win the bet; shit happens, but to now say that the OTHER guy is an asshole for holding the guy to his promise seems a bit unfair just because the guy doesn't want to pay up.
If I'm missing something to the story please do let me know.
I understand that this is just an example for practice, but I am only talking about the ethics of the story describing the example and not the usefulness of the mission itself in terms of the technical insight to be gained.