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Players Gather on Alderaan to Mourn Carrie Fisher - Star Wars: The Old Republic - MMORPG.com

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edited December 2016 in News & Features Discussion

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Star Wars: The Old Republic News - Today marks a sad day for fans of all things Star Wars with the passing of Carrie Fisher, most famously known for her portrayal of Leia Organa, a princess, rebel and general. Fisher suffered a cardiac arrest on December 23rd and succumbed earlier today. Players in Star Wars: The Old Republic are gathering on Alderaan, the location of the Organa estate. Imgur Bericurra has posted lots of images and a Reddit thread has opened for players to post other gatherings.

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  • Gobstopper3DGobstopper3D Member RarePosts: 841
    Just found out about it after walking out of the latest Star Wars movie with my daughter. Sad day indeed.

    I'm not an IT Specialist, Game Developer, or Clairvoyant in real life, but like others on here, I play one on the internet.

  • cheyanecheyane Member EpicPosts: 6,330
    What a loss was so sad reading about her death.
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  • DrakolusDrakolus Member UncommonPosts: 134
    A sad loss for all of us, and screw 2016 with a rake covered in tabasco, sideways. This year has taken FAR too much from all of us.
  • TimEisenTimEisen ColumnistMember EpicPosts: 3,292

    Drakolus said:

    A sad loss for all of us, and screw 2016 with a rake covered in tabasco, sideways. This year has taken FAR too much from all of us.



    You said it!
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  • cheyanecheyane Member EpicPosts: 6,330
    Agreed 2016 has indeed been a horrible year in a lot of ways and David Bowie, Prince,George Michael and Carrie .
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  • DMKanoDMKano Member LegendaryPosts: 20,901
    While not a fan of her acting - I admired her for activism on addiction issues as well as bipolar disorder, as she struggled with both.

    It takes great empathy and courage to speak openly about ones own problems - and often addiction and mental illness consumes people into their own prisons of self-pity  so instead of feeling broken and sorry for herself, she used them as a source of strength to help others.

    RIP Carrie Fisher
  • NanfoodleNanfoodle Member EpicPosts: 7,723
    That's terrible :( she lived a hard life, sad she passed so young.



  • dragonlee66dragonlee66 Member UncommonPosts: 19
    RIP Carrie Fisher you will be missed greatly

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  • cheyanecheyane Member EpicPosts: 6,330
    I liked her books a lot.
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  • FuryVFuryV Member UncommonPosts: 454
    edited December 2016
    Drakolus said:
    A sad loss for all of us, and screw 2016 with a rake covered in tabasco, sideways. This year has taken FAR too much from all of us.
    2016 has been the same as any other year in terms of deaths.  Delusional people making out it's such a bad year compared to any others, just because a few celebs died.  Don't be so narrow minded.
  • HulluckHulluck Member UncommonPosts: 830
    And this is how I find out she died.  Last I saw was yesterday BBC put up an article saying she was stable... No I haven't been anywhere today or had yet to go to any news site. Dam. Well that sucks.  

    Leonard Nimoy though was one of the few celeb deaths that actually hit me.  Had I been old enough at the time or realized. James Doohan would have been another. James Doohan because of how down to Earth he was off screen.  Grew up watching Star Trek. Anyway.  I digress.


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  • botrytisbotrytis Member RarePosts: 2,929
    edited December 2016
    I think it is proper that her life is celebrated. Cheer to the players that did this. I saw one of her one women plays a she was Hysterical and poignant at the same time.

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  • coretex666coretex666 Member EpicPosts: 3,631
    edited December 2016
    cheyane said:
    Agreed 2016 has indeed been a horrible year in a lot of ways and David Bowie, Prince,George Michael and Carrie .
    No offense, but I simply cannot see how the death of these 4 people is so much worse or more important than deaths of millions of other people whose life ended in 2016.

    On social media, I always see my "friends" crying over celebrities (mainly singers, actors) when they die. I never really understand why.

    When people say how terrible this year was, they often refer to death of several celebrities rather than humanitarian crises all over the world which cause deaths of millions of people.

    I really do not mean to offend anyone, I just do not understand this. I have an APD though, so my perception of the world is slightly different from that of "normal" people.

    EDIT: The gesture of the people in the game was nice. There is no dispute about that.
  • botrytisbotrytis Member RarePosts: 2,929
    cheyane said:
    Agreed 2016 has indeed been a horrible year in a lot of ways and David Bowie, Prince,George Michael and Carrie .
    No offense, but I simply cannot see how the death of these 4 people is so much worse or more important than deaths of millions of other people whose life ended in 2016.

    On social media, I always see my "friends" crying over celebrities (mainly singers, actors) when they die. I never really understand why.

    When people say how terrible this year was, they often refer to death of several celebrities rather than humanitarian crises all over the world which cause deaths of millions of people.

    I really do not mean to offend anyone, I just do not understand this. I have an APD though, so my perception of the world is slightly different from that of "normal" people.

    EDIT: The gesture of the people in the game was nice. There is no dispute about that.

    David Bowie and George Michaels gave millions away to charity and worked to help others. Their loss to the world is just more than they are dead. They affected more people than any normal person could do. Prince was another huge loss.

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    "In 50 years, when I talk to my grandchildren about these days, I'll make sure to mention what an accomplished MMO player I was. They are going to be so proud ..."
    by Naqaj - 7/17/2013 MMORPG.com forum

  • JedirenJediren Member UncommonPosts: 26
    Star Wars was and is my favorite movie of all time. It's so sad. We lost a great icon in Carrie Fisher. Her acting may have not been great to me but, her magic and presence was so amazing in those movies. One of my heroes. I'll miss her.
  • coretex666coretex666 Member EpicPosts: 3,631
    botrytis said:
    cheyane said:
    Agreed 2016 has indeed been a horrible year in a lot of ways and David Bowie, Prince,George Michael and Carrie .
    No offense, but I simply cannot see how the death of these 4 people is so much worse or more important than deaths of millions of other people whose life ended in 2016.

    On social media, I always see my "friends" crying over celebrities (mainly singers, actors) when they die. I never really understand why.

    When people say how terrible this year was, they often refer to death of several celebrities rather than humanitarian crises all over the world which cause deaths of millions of people.

    I really do not mean to offend anyone, I just do not understand this. I have an APD though, so my perception of the world is slightly different from that of "normal" people.

    EDIT: The gesture of the people in the game was nice. There is no dispute about that.

    David Bowie and George Michaels gave millions away to charity and worked to help others. Their loss to the world is just more than they are dead. They affected more people than any normal person could do. Prince was another huge loss.
    Well maybe there were people who gave 10 times more to charity than both these guys combined who died in 2016, but you would not know about them because media do not shove their name and pictures in your face on daily basis.
  • ianicusianicus Member UncommonPosts: 658
    FuryV said:
    Drakolus said:
    A sad loss for all of us, and screw 2016 with a rake covered in tabasco, sideways. This year has taken FAR too much from all of us.
    2016 has been the same as any other year in terms of deaths.  Delusional people making out it's such a bad year compared to any others, just because a few celebs died.  Don't be so narrow minded.
    Id debate that, statistically, since many big stars are entering their 60's, there are more deaths, purely due to nature and time taking its course....for the most part. Thou there are some very notable names that left us far too soon due to accidental or other means. Besides all that thou, there is no need to be a dismissive grouch about it.
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  • botrytisbotrytis Member RarePosts: 2,929
    botrytis said:
    cheyane said:
    Agreed 2016 has indeed been a horrible year in a lot of ways and David Bowie, Prince,George Michael and Carrie .
    No offense, but I simply cannot see how the death of these 4 people is so much worse or more important than deaths of millions of other people whose life ended in 2016.

    On social media, I always see my "friends" crying over celebrities (mainly singers, actors) when they die. I never really understand why.

    When people say how terrible this year was, they often refer to death of several celebrities rather than humanitarian crises all over the world which cause deaths of millions of people.

    I really do not mean to offend anyone, I just do not understand this. I have an APD though, so my perception of the world is slightly different from that of "normal" people.

    EDIT: The gesture of the people in the game was nice. There is no dispute about that.

    David Bowie and George Michaels gave millions away to charity and worked to help others. Their loss to the world is just more than they are dead. They affected more people than any normal person could do. Prince was another huge loss.
    Well maybe there were people who gave 10 times more to charity than both these guys combined who died in 2016, but you would not know about them because media do not shove their name and pictures in your face on daily basis.

    I don't think so. All these people have put out art, etc. that has affected the way people do, like David Bowie with music. They were important because how they affected the fields they were in. It would be like if Stephen Hawking died.

    These people will live on with their work, etc. Say what you will, you cannot take that away from them.

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    "In 50 years, when I talk to my grandchildren about these days, I'll make sure to mention what an accomplished MMO player I was. They are going to be so proud ..."
    by Naqaj - 7/17/2013 MMORPG.com forum

  • HulluckHulluck Member UncommonPosts: 830
    edited December 2016
    cheyane said:
    Agreed 2016 has indeed been a horrible year in a lot of ways and David Bowie, Prince,George Michael and Carrie .
    No offense, but I simply cannot see how the death of these 4 people is so much worse or more important than deaths of millions of other people whose life ended in 2016.

    On social media, I always see my "friends" crying over celebrities (mainly singers, actors) when they die. I never really understand why.

    When people say how terrible this year was, they often refer to death of several celebrities rather than humanitarian crises all over the world which cause deaths of millions of people.

    I really do not mean to offend anyone, I just do not understand this. I have an APD though, so my perception of the world is slightly different from that of "normal" people.

    EDIT: The gesture of the people in the game was nice. There is no dispute about that.
    Death sucks in general thank you Mr. Obvious. No one is saying they are more important or not.    The thing with celebs is that even if you don't know them you do. They can impact your life without actually being a part of it or knowing them directly. They entertain. make you smile. happy. sad. Ect. You can connect with them or maybe them you indirectly. Like growing up and watching them. Something.  Maybe you liked their characters or music.  Nothing to do with them being more important but rather the lives which they have indirectly interacted with and had some sort of impact on. It's a no brainer that on a large scale when a celeb or big figure dies. It's typically a big thing.  Some bigger than others.
  • coretex666coretex666 Member EpicPosts: 3,631
    botrytis said:
    botrytis said:
    cheyane said:
    Agreed 2016 has indeed been a horrible year in a lot of ways and David Bowie, Prince,George Michael and Carrie .
    No offense, but I simply cannot see how the death of these 4 people is so much worse or more important than deaths of millions of other people whose life ended in 2016.

    On social media, I always see my "friends" crying over celebrities (mainly singers, actors) when they die. I never really understand why.

    When people say how terrible this year was, they often refer to death of several celebrities rather than humanitarian crises all over the world which cause deaths of millions of people.

    I really do not mean to offend anyone, I just do not understand this. I have an APD though, so my perception of the world is slightly different from that of "normal" people.

    EDIT: The gesture of the people in the game was nice. There is no dispute about that.

    David Bowie and George Michaels gave millions away to charity and worked to help others. Their loss to the world is just more than they are dead. They affected more people than any normal person could do. Prince was another huge loss.
    Well maybe there were people who gave 10 times more to charity than both these guys combined who died in 2016, but you would not know about them because media do not shove their name and pictures in your face on daily basis.

    I don't think so. All these people have put out art, etc. that has affected the way people do, like David Bowie with music. They were important because how they affected the fields they were in. It would be like if Stephen Hawking died.

    These people will live on with their work, etc. Say what you will, you cannot take that away from them.
    I am not trying to take away anything from them, but comparing impact of people like Prince and George Michael on humanity with that of Stephen Hawking is ludicrous, from my point of view.

    I think it comes down to subjective perspective. People just like their music and movies, so they are unhappy when they "lose" suppliers of these things.

    I dont want to come out as a hater of the dead, so lets rather stop it here.
  • coretex666coretex666 Member EpicPosts: 3,631
    Hulluck said:
    cheyane said:
    Agreed 2016 has indeed been a horrible year in a lot of ways and David Bowie, Prince,George Michael and Carrie .
    No offense, but I simply cannot see how the death of these 4 people is so much worse or more important than deaths of millions of other people whose life ended in 2016.

    On social media, I always see my "friends" crying over celebrities (mainly singers, actors) when they die. I never really understand why.

    When people say how terrible this year was, they often refer to death of several celebrities rather than humanitarian crises all over the world which cause deaths of millions of people.

    I really do not mean to offend anyone, I just do not understand this. I have an APD though, so my perception of the world is slightly different from that of "normal" people.

    EDIT: The gesture of the people in the game was nice. There is no dispute about that.
    Death sucks in general thank you Mr. Obvious. No one is saying they are more important or not.    The thing with celebs is that even if you don't know them you do. They can impact your life without actually being a part of it or knowing them directly. They entertain. make you smile. happy. sad. Ect. You can connect with them or maybe them you indirectly. Like growing up and watching them. Something.  Maybe you liked their characters or music.  Nothing to do with them being more important but rather the lives which they have indirectly interacted with and had some sort of impact on. It's a no brainer that on a large scale when a celeb or big figure dies. It's typically a big thing.  Some bigger than others.
    Ye, as I said, my lack of understanding of this whole concept is probably caused by my "special CPU". They do not make me, personally, happy or sad or connected. If they did, I would maybe, like other people, "cry" over their death.

    Thanks for explanation though.
  • MellowTiggerMellowTigger Member UncommonPosts: 84
    edited December 2016
    Carrie Fisher was also a friend to the LGBT community.  She discusses her gay ex-husband in this old Advocate interview.  I find it sad to see kind-hearted people leave us, when we need so many of them in this world.
    http://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/television/2010/12/10/fisher-priceless
  • IselinIselin Member LegendaryPosts: 12,770
    Sad day indeed.
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  • SirBalinSirBalin Member UncommonPosts: 1,300
    edited December 2016
    Sad for sure, [mod edit]
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  • WizardryWizardry Member LegendaryPosts: 16,317
    I hope people see the bigger message.
    This type of health problem will become ever increasing as the older populace of gamer's reach the ages of 40+.
    Long periods of sitting and gaming is extremely dangerous for your health,warnings have been past along for quite some time but i feel most just look the other way not believing.

    Once heart disease,artery disease or any of the other internal functions related to lack of cardio and lots of sitting take a foothold,it is too late.You might be a lucky one and survive but your life will never be the same.

    I have only seen one gamer in all my years take it serious and yet people kind of laughed at him and did not take him serious.He would stand and move about during his entire time he would stream gaming on Twitch.tv.I think he is only in his early 20's but he knows and understands,good for him,i hope others will understand as well.

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