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An Eve Memorial: The Ring of Fire

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Rixx Javix
Stay Frosty.
A Band Apart.
#1 - 2012-09-14 20:04:06 UTC  |  Edited by: Rixx Javix
Originally posted on Eveoganda:

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The Eve community has responded amazingly well to this week's horrible tragedy. I have honestly never been prouder of my own association with Eve Online, CCP and my fellow pilots. What happened in Libya is nothing short of horrible and tragic and pointless violence. But, whatever the real world implications may be, we all have a virtual universe to live in.

So, what now?

There have already been calls to memorialize VR in-game and I wholeheartedly support those calls. The ideas have varied from a perma-cyno in Jita to a Titan wreck in a meaningful zero space system. Again, these are all good ideas. And I would support them. But, I wonder.

With a global player-base and around half-a-million players, the tragedy of this week seems almost inevitable. Something like this had to happen eventually. And as Eve continues to get longer in the tooth, such a tragedy is invariably going to happen again. And again. And again. This is in no way intended to take away from what happened this week, but it will happen again. For those of you young enough not to notice, we are all going to die someday.

What I'm driving at here is nothing short of a permanent massive memorial to the fallen in-game. Something that fits within the context of Eve, the universe, lore, and conventional mechanics. If Capsuleers are the Gods of New Eden, then I think they deserve a God-like Memorial of significance. We humans, and I suspect Capsuleers as well, have historically erected large scale memorial systems to honor those that have passed away before us. I suspect that the future will not be all that different. Especially when it is an immortal Capsuleer that has passed into the great mystery.

To my mind, nothing symbolizes the "great mystery" in New Eden more than the Eve Gate. It is where our ancestors came from and beyond which is nothing more than the great unknown.

What I am suggesting is the creation of the opposite. A Great Ring of Fire on the opposite end of the universe from the Eve Gate. A black hole devouring a star that symbolizes the place where we go after death. The great beyond.

A place where the mechanic exists to immortalize those Capsuleers that have left us forever. Not those that un-sub never to return, but those that have tied their lives to our universe and that we know have left real life as well. A hall of heroes if you will, a Hall of Fame, a grand memorial to the fallen.

Sean's passing has, I suspect, left us all feeling a little mortal this week. I know it has made me feel the years pilling on. Perhaps this is one way to give something special back to Sean and the others that will eventually take his side, on the other side. Inspired by Sean, but something for all of us.

It is only another suggestion. As I said before, I'd support any memorial that happens in his honor. As always, I tend to think things through to their logical conclusion and how it impacts the game in the bigger picture.

Maybe now is not the time. But, then again, maybe now is the perfect time.

Your thoughts?

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Karbox Delacroix
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#2 - 2012-09-14 20:08:48 UTC
A black hole devouring a star. Light falling into the void.
Jim Era
#3 - 2012-09-14 20:10:33 UTC
Automate their ships and have them in an observable but not accessible place and just pewpew forever?

Wat™

Alua Oresson
KarmaFleet
Goonswarm Federation
#4 - 2012-09-14 20:11:25 UTC
I don't think I need to say anything, but this idea is good. Even by the standards of Rixx it is a good idea.

http://pvpwannabe.blogspot.com/

Nyjil Lizaru
Federal Defense Union
Gallente Federation
#5 - 2012-09-14 20:16:04 UTC
Yes, please. I imagine it could be gated fairly by CCP and the CSM.

Nyjil's corollary to Malcanis' Law:   "Any attempt by CCP to smooth the learning curve of EVE Online will be carried out via the addition of extra factors and 'features' such that there is a net increase in complexity."

Surfin's PlunderBunny
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#6 - 2012-09-14 20:16:14 UTC
I'm getting sick of seeing these threads so from now on I will start trolling them Straight

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Paul Oliver
Doomheim
#7 - 2012-09-14 20:16:39 UTC
From body to body our spirits speed on
Seeking new forms, when the old one has gone.
And the form that it takes, is the fabric we wrought
On the loom of the mind from the fire of thought
As dew is drawn upward in rays to descend,
Our thoughts drift away and in destiny blend.
We cannot escape them for petty or great,
Or evil or noble, they fashion our fate.
Its good to be [Gallente](http://dl.eve-files.com/media/1209/QEQlJ.jpg).
Ajit Kumar Bhattacharya
DEEP-13
#8 - 2012-09-14 20:17:54 UTC
I support this idea. Please consider doing it CCP.

“How Earth-like? 'Temperate and able to sustain life' Earth-like or 'completely overrun with self-absorbed assholes' Earth-like?”

Nyjil Lizaru
Federal Defense Union
Gallente Federation
#9 - 2012-09-14 20:19:48 UTC
Surfin's PlunderBunny wrote:
I'm getting sick of seeing these threads so from now on I will start trolling them Straight



http://mabricksmumblings.blogspot.com/2012/09/let-us-be-true-to-one-another.html

Be who you are!

Nyjil's corollary to Malcanis' Law:   "Any attempt by CCP to smooth the learning curve of EVE Online will be carried out via the addition of extra factors and 'features' such that there is a net increase in complexity."

Niko la Tesla
Doomheim
#10 - 2012-09-14 20:20:53 UTC
You have my vote. If votes count.
highonpop
Wildly Inappropriate
Goonswarm Federation
#11 - 2012-09-14 20:21:25 UTC
Surfin's PlunderBunny wrote:
I'm getting sick of seeing these threads so from now on I will start trolling them Straight



Or you could not be a **** and just stop reading them

FC, what do?

devilish instability
Aliastra
Gallente Federation
#12 - 2012-09-14 20:24:27 UTC
Who cares, move on, Goons don't need anymore attention then they are receiving.
Azazel Shardani
Viziam
Amarr Empire
#13 - 2012-09-14 20:25:01 UTC
You are talking about a ring of fire for fallen clones, get your lore right

Slavery is natural, embrace it. We Amarr aprove this message.

G'rudge
University of Caille
Gallente Federation
#14 - 2012-09-14 20:26:13 UTC
omg I get misty eyed thinking of this memorial place.. pleeeze we need it.

CCP If you need a corporate angle to justify the project, just think of the press EVE will get.

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Scatha
Habitual Euthanasia
Pandemic Legion
#15 - 2012-09-14 20:27:54 UTC
This is a really good idea.

Nice job Rixx.
Tutsunucann
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#16 - 2012-09-14 20:30:18 UTC
This would be much better than a titan wreck, or a statue, or a system name change.

EVE is populated with real people (bots notwithstanding :p), who spend many many hours of their lives on this pastime we collectively enjoy. I don't think an in-game tribute is too much to ask.

Paul Oliver
Doomheim
#17 - 2012-09-14 20:33:29 UTC  |  Edited by: Paul Oliver
Tutsunucann wrote:
EVE is populated with real people, who spend many many hours of their lives on this pastime we collectively enjoy. I don't think an in-game tribute is too much to ask.
I completely agree, as long as it honors all who passed on and not just the preverbial star quarterback.
Its good to be [Gallente](http://dl.eve-files.com/media/1209/QEQlJ.jpg).
Thorvik
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#18 - 2012-09-14 20:37:50 UTC  |  Edited by: Thorvik
Rixx Javix wrote:
Originally posted on Eveoganda:

~snip~

What I am suggesting is the creation of the opposite. A Great Ring of Fire on the opposite end of the universe from the Eve Gate. A dark hole that symbolizes the place where we go after death. The great beyond.

A place where the mechanic exists to immortalize those Capsuleers of distinction that have left us forever. Not those that un-sub never to return, but those that have tied their lives in a significant way to our universe and that we know have left real life as well. A hall of heroes if you will, a Hall of Fame, a grand memorial to the fallen.

I suggest inclusion in such a memorial would require action from the elected body of the CSM with final approval given by CCP. The details seem easy enough to imagine.

~snip~




I love the idea of the ring of fire. Sean's death, though I didn't know him personally, saddened me a great deal.

Having the "Great Ring of Fire" encompass all of those that have died while their avatars roamed New Eden. Is a great idea!

As noted above, I didn't know him, but I suspect he wasn't the type of person who would think he placed himself in a higher order than any other player. He did what he did because he loved it and not to be selected for any greater recognition.

CCP, make a memorial for all of those that have been lost and will be lost in RL. You can add a plaque with the names of these individuals for all to see.
Jonah Gravenstein
Machiavellian Space Bastards
#19 - 2012-09-14 20:40:02 UTC
Honouring those that have left both the physical and the virtual world is a damn good idea, as a community we mourn those who have left us, this weeks events have proven this and a permanent memorial would be a fine way to remember those that have gone before us.

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ISD Eshtir
ISD Community Communications Liaisons
#20 - 2012-09-14 20:44:16 UTC
Surfin's PlunderBunny wrote:
I'm getting sick of seeing these threads so from now on I will start trolling them Straight


Make no mistake. A community member passed away and i have zero tolerance for anyone that steps over the line in such threads.

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