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There isn't a "right" or "wrong" way to play, if you want to use a screwdriver to put nails into wood, have at it, simply don't complain when the guy next to you with the hammer is doing it much better and easier. - Allein"Graphics are often supplied by Engines that (some) MMORPG's are built in" - Spuffyre
To the thread on hand, it is never a good thing to hear that someone has lost his life, so I hope that his family will be alright. My best wishes to them.
Playing MUDs and MMOs since 1994.
Peace in the endless space before you. God bless.
I do not believe that you will find a single gamer who has had more impact on the shape of the game they play as V.R. did in EVE online.
His influence stretched to tens of thousands of other gamers. When you look at the EVE world map it looks the way it does, in large part, because of this one individual.
He existed within a virtual community, and influenced it as a player in ways that very few people ever will. He wasn't "just" some random guy in a game. He was a real diplomat for a thousands upon thousands of people in a real game.
It might sound silly, but it's EVE and players like V.R. are what make EVE special.
Originally posted by Uhwop I do not believe that you will find a single gamer who has had more impact on the shape of the game they play as V.R. did in EVE online. His influence stretched to tens of thousands of other gamers. When you look at the EVE world map it looks the way it does, in large part, because of this one individual. He existed within a virtual community, and influenced it as a player in ways that very few people ever will.
I think that's where it gets lost in translation for some people. He was a big part of a community that many of us gamers are part of. He positively affected that community on several levels. The virtual or real nature of that community is irrelevant, especially in this day and age where many of us have as many strong ties in our virtual lives as in our real lives.
Originally posted by Ozmodan Originally posted by kosac R.I.P. rat
He was actually a nice guy, talked to him once after he destroyed my ship. Symphathies to his family, I know he had two small kids at home with his wife. They have to be going through a tough time right now.
Hopefully someone will take up a collection for his family.
I have not had the pleasure, but the world is at a loss for a hero. But with every sacrifice, comes good.
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R.I.P. Sean (Vile Rat), my condolences to the family and I will miss a good fellow EVE player.
See you out there, someday. (Make sure you reach Gallente space and not Caldari)
"Fair winds and following seas"
"If I offended you, you needed it" -Corey Taylor
I Reject your Reality and Substitute it with My Own!
An EvE tribute to our fallen comrade. Stations across the entire universe were renamed in his honor.
Originally posted by platinumdrgn http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWMNlEdRCw8 An EvE tribute to our fallen comrade. Stations across the entire universe were renamed in his honor.
Really nice tribute and RIP Vile Rat
Originally posted by Tirx Peace in the endless space before you. God bless.
Amen to that.
stupid religion another life to victim count
A fundraiser is underway to help collect some money for his family and for the children's future college expenses. I am sure any help would be greatly appreciated.
Very nice tribute. I haven't played Eve in a couple years, but I still recall the name Vile Rat...if I go through old logs, I'm sure I'll see his name a time or two!
As a retired Air Force member, I understand what serving it "hotspots" means. He, along with every other member of the various services which serve in such overseas spots, are heroes. They put their lives at risk daily, for the sole purpose of trying to bring another day of peace to this world.
My prayers to his family, friends, coworkers, and other loved ones who must now deal with his loss.
RIP Mr. Sean Smith.
Fly safe, and shoot some blues, VR
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising everytime we fall." - Confucius
Eve is one of those great games I haven't played since trying it out because I have too much gaming on my plate already, but despite not being part of that community, much less knowing Sean, this brings the tragedy home to me.
Very sorry for the loss to those who knew him, his family, and for us all; he was clearly one of the good guys.
The people that killed him and everyone else at the embassy must not understand the damage they do to our respect for their beliefs, nationality, and culture. It is almost impossible to avoid believing people like that are insane, and so form the opinion that we need to take drastic measures to protect oursleves. Hopefully we will be able to keep a clear head without letting this incident go unpunished.
Have played: Everquest, Asheron's Call, Horizons, Everquest2, World of Warcraft, Lord of the Rings Online, Warhammer, Age of Conan, Darkfall