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Memorial for Vile_Rat - Saturday Sept 15th 2012

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Wildly Inappropriate
Goonswarm Federation
#21 - 2012-09-13 14:43:19 UTC
Falaricae wrote:
Viktor Fel wrote:
Arch Raptor wrote:
There are several forums regarding a final farewell for Sean Smith, fellow gamer and diplo in the EvE online community. He gave his life for his country doing what he loved and brought that talent into the EvE community.

If you would like to show tribute and respects, please join us online Saturday Sept 15th 2012 in major market hubs Amarr and Jita.

There we will be honoring his memory by a fiery display on the memorial statues at the hubs.

We need your help to spread the message as well, let everyone you know to pass the word.

Solid copy, sounds like a good way to see the man off.

Maybe it's just me, but after reading how he died it seems, that forming a mob and going violence things is the one thing that seem especially unfitting way to see him off. I didn't know the man though, so I wouldn't know.

He was the main diplomat for GSF and the CFC. The reason for the fleet isnt to get an angry mob together. The purpose of the fleet is to honor his diplomacy record in EVE, which a lot of it was having to smooth things over after blues shot other blues. Whenever there was blue-on-blue fighting, VR was the man to report it to.

So in his honor, we are shooting anything that is not purple....

FC, what do?

Vertisce Soritenshi
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#22 - 2012-09-13 14:44:33 UTC
I read this thread and thought...yeah...I will be there...then something I thought of gave me a little smile. So many Goonswarm players used to tell Vile Rat about shooting blues. Wouldn't it be cool if GSF members continued to do so by sending an email to Vile Rat when they shoot a blue? Then I thought...wouldn't it be cool if CCP set something up so that when an email was sent to Vile Rat about shooting a blue, a response would be sent back with a proper reply that Vile Rat would have given?

I think it would be too hard to implement and all but I just thought it would be such a good way to remember him.

Bounties for all!

Filthy Peasants
Intergalactic Space Hobos
#23 - 2012-09-13 15:18:46 UTC
Would love to take part in this. May have to use an alt since my main is -5.6. Is there a negative sec status friendly memorial?
Doctor Derp
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#24 - 2012-09-13 15:32:40 UTC
Paul Oliver
#25 - 2012-09-13 15:52:49 UTC
Doctor Derp wrote:
I love how the news articles keep calling EVE corporations "guilds". Lol
Its good to be [Gallente](
Lilianna Star
Vagrant Empress
#26 - 2012-09-13 20:46:37 UTC
Doctor Derp wrote:

Fox news covering this of all stories and they still find a way to make me hate them for it.
Lord Arakkis
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#27 - 2012-09-14 00:41:49 UTC
I prob wont make it to the memorial, so Im gonna do my own thing. Jetcan some dogtags, name the can "In memoriam of Vile Rat" and say a prayer.

Your still a child in the eyes of the universe

Cosmic Raider
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#28 - 2012-09-14 09:24:07 UTC
What time?
Albert Wittmann
#29 - 2012-09-14 11:00:33 UTC  |  Edited by: Albert Wittmann
Hello EVE Online-Gamers,

im here to show my respect for Sean Smith. I dont know him, his character or his work, i never meet him ingame or outgame, he was anonymous for me ... and im sure, i was anonymous for him too.

But we got the same common ground, the love to EVE Online and their community ... we enjoyed our corporations and created some strong friendships with another players ... and now ... he is gone ...

His account will never be used, his character is marked with a red dot ... and the light will never change to green ...

But there some things left ... the memories to his voice, his character and his work. Some players, who meet him outgame, got more memories, like his face, his motions, maybe his deodorante too ...

Keep him in memoirs, maybe an ingame monument will give the memoirs a shell ... ghost in the shell, hmm ...

But ...

This players, his friends ... Sean Smith can say: "I got wonderful memoirs. I hope many of you will remember me, when your are in at the pubs in Cologne, pubs in Reykjavik, bars of Las Vegas, bars of Loutraki, bars of Tokyo, pubs of London, pubs of Moscow and many conventions more."

You got my respect, vile rat!
ISD Dorrim Barstorlode
ISD Community Communications Liaisons
#30 - 2012-09-14 13:08:24 UTC
I've cleaned up the thread a bit. Keep it on topic and civil please. Thank you.

ISD Dorrim Barstorlode

Senior Lead

Community Communication Liaisons (CCLs)

Interstellar Services Department

Wychwood and Wells
Beer needs you
#31 - 2012-09-14 17:15:08 UTC  |  Edited by: CCP Phantom
I,m not a fan of the goons and i did not know Vile Rat, but it saddens me to learn of his death

Vile Rat o7 I salute you and may you rest in peace and your legacy live on in EVE.

Edit: Off topic part removed, CCP Phantom

You only realise you life has been a waste of time, when you wake up dead.

Jim Era
#32 - 2012-09-14 21:01:50 UTC
2012 was some ways ago.
What system is the time portal in?


Imperial Shipment
Amarr Empire
#33 - 2012-09-15 02:56:05 UTC
Thread cleaned of yet more off topic and troll posts. Apologies to Tal, your post was removed as part of a chain, not because it was trolling. Please remain on topic and leave the personal insults in your head - ISD Type40.

[b]ISD Type40 Lt. Commander Community Communication Liaisons (CCLs) Interstellar Services Department[/b]

Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#34 - 2012-09-15 07:21:51 UTC
As a Corporal in the United States Marine Corps I bid Vile Rat a final farewell, and would ask that those of his corporation arrange to give him a twenty-one gun salute in his memory during their ceremony, as is standard for all persons serving the United States Government.
And my deepest sympathies go to his family and friends.

And when he stands before Saint Peter he will tell, "Another service-man reporting in, for I have served my time in hell."
Titus Phook
#35 - 2012-09-15 10:04:10 UTC
I think this has hit Eve pretty hard, there are a lot of gamers that have a military/ gov't service background or family members that do, by the very nature of their jobs they work in trouble spots all over the world and when one makes the ultimate sacrifice it is heartfelt and extremely close to home.

I know of players who are working in Afghanistan & Iraq, some will make it home safe, some will make it home with broken bodies and minds while others will make it home to be mourned.

o7 to all of those players regardless of nationality or corporate affiliations, you are brave people and you have my respect.

A memorial to those that passed on while having an active account would be a fine gesture of respect and honour +1 for the suggestion

They said I could be anything I wanted, so I became fabulous.

CCP Phantom
C C P Alliance
#36 - 2012-09-15 10:56:01 UTC
Off topic posts were removed. This thread is about a player organized, in game memorial service for Vile Rat on September 15.

Shoot some blues for me, will you?

CCP Phantom - Senior Community Developer

Asteroid Belt Protection Services
#37 - 2012-09-15 14:44:40 UTC
CCP Phantom wrote:
Off topic posts were removed. This thread is about a player organized, in game memorial service for Vile Rat on September 15.

Shoot some blues for me, will you?

What if we want to shoot the fleet and all the shiny ships?
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