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Memorial for Vile_Rat - Saturday Sept 15th 2012

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Arch Raptor
Ministry of War
Amarr Empire
#1 - 2012-09-13 03:19:16 UTC
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.
Zera Kerrigan
The 420th Token
#2 - 2012-09-13 04:48:57 UTC
I was actually going to troll but that would be rude in this case. So I will go with;

RIP My fellow capsuleer, I will miss you!
SmilingVagrant
Doomheim
#3 - 2012-09-13 04:50:28 UTC
Goonswarm will be doing it's own thing, the "If it's not purple shoot it" memorial fleet, where we plan on remembering Vilerat as he lived. By having his diplomatic team explain why we murdered people ostentatiously friendly to us. I can't speak officially for the swarm but we encourage everyone else in the 0.0 community to join us in this event by doing the following:

1. Form a fleet.
2. Go kill anything that's not in that fleet.
3. Tell Vile Rat.

Normally outsiders don't follow the same traditions we do, but we'll share this one. It's fun. And frankly all of us that knew him could use a little catharsis right about now.
Ayeson
Hard Knocks Inc.
Hard Knocks Citizens
#4 - 2012-09-13 05:14:10 UTC
SmilingVagrant wrote:
Goonswarm will be doing it's own thing, the "If it's not purple shoot it" memorial fleet, where we plan on remembering Vilerat as he lived. By having his diplomatic team explain why we murdered people ostentatiously friendly to us. I can't speak officially for the swarm but we encourage everyone else in the 0.0 community to join us in this event by doing the following:

1. Form a fleet.
2. Go kill anything that's not in that fleet.
3. Tell Vile Rat.

Normally outsiders don't follow the same traditions we do, but we'll share this one. It's fun. And frankly all of us that knew him could use a little catharsis right about now.


This seems appropriate
Ryunosuke Kusanagi
#5 - 2012-09-13 05:55:08 UTC
It's not so much that he was an average Eve player, he literally, shaped how politics work in EVE online. He has such influence, that EVERY diplomat, basically, wants to be the next Vile Rat. Vile Rat was such a person, that, as explained before, you did not need to explain WHO he was, everyone who is anyone, knows even in passing, who Vile Rat was. This is akin to knowing who Chribba is, or Mittani, Or Seleene. EVERYONE has heard of Chribba. Almost EVERYONE has heard of Mittani, and more than a few people know who Seleene is. A lot of older players, has at least heard the name "Vile Rat". However, Vile Rat was so instrumental, that he quite literally shaped EVE Online as you know it. The powerblocs, the 0.0 corporations and alliances, EVERYTHING that comes out of 0's, Including but not limited to Tech, Minerals, Faction and Deadspace mods, Faction ships (Macharials, daredevils). come from a stable source that is held by alliances that are blue to other alliances, all thanks to Vile Rat.

so in conclussion, it's not the death of a random EVE player. This is Vile Rat we are talking about, and though I haven't had the pleasure of working with him in game, or knowing him in real life, his influence for EVE online is without question.
Akai Kvaesir
Itsukame-Zainou Hyperspatial Inquiries Ltd.
#6 - 2012-09-13 06:02:05 UTC
Ryunosuke Kusanagi wrote:
It's not so much that he was an average Eve player, he literally, shaped how politics work in EVE online. He has such influence, that EVERY diplomat, basically, wants to be the next Vile Rat. Vile Rat was such a person, that, as explained before, you did not need to explain WHO he was, everyone who is anyone, knows even in passing, who Vile Rat was. This is akin to knowing who Chribba is, or Mittani, Or Seleene. EVERYONE has heard of Chribba. Almost EVERYONE has heard of Mittani, and more than a few people know who Seleene is. A lot of older players, has at least heard the name "Vile Rat". However, Vile Rat was so instrumental, that he quite literally shaped EVE Online as you know it. The powerblocs, the 0.0 corporations and alliances, EVERYTHING that comes out of 0's, Including but not limited to Tech, Minerals, Faction and Deadspace mods, Faction ships (Macharials, daredevils). come from a stable source that is held by alliances that are blue to other alliances, all thanks to Vile Rat.

so in conclussion, it's not the death of a random EVE player. This is Vile Rat we are talking about, and though I haven't had the pleasure of working with him in game, or knowing him in real life, his influence for EVE online is without question.

This. I never had the pleasure of knowing him, but I appreciate all that he brought and changed to EVE. He was a revolutionary, an agent of change. We should all strive to better this game, even if only by a fraction of what he did.

Frogblast the Vent Core! When the W'rkncacnter came, Pthia was killed, and Yrro in anger, flung the W'rkncacnter into the sun. The sun burned them, but they swam on its surface.

Arch Raptor
Ministry of War
Amarr Empire
#7 - 2012-09-13 06:18:02 UTC
kind of missing the point guys, we are not putting up monuments... this is a tribute similar to a burn jita but without the fuss. These events were inspired by what VR put forward in the game. CCP won't put up special things for one person, no matter who he is. Just saying... this is the reality of the issue.

ISD Athechu
ISD STAR
#8 - 2012-09-13 06:31:17 UTC  |  Edited by: ISD Athechu
Hey Fokes,

This thread was starting to become a nice little flame war.

Enough with it, the comments had nothing to do with the topic. I cleaned it up removed what I thought was appropriate to remove. Don't punish the OP by trashing a perfectly good thread.

If you don't approve of a post report it and we will look at it instead of just causing drama.

ISD Athechu

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Jafit
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#9 - 2012-09-13 09:32:39 UTC
The Cyno vigil
The Bubbles
The cans in Jita

These things may not last in game but the pictures and videos will, and I think the fact that they were player-made tributes is not only deeply touching, but far more in keeping with the spirit of the game than asking CCP to memorialise him for us.
Maddy Joringer
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#10 - 2012-09-13 09:59:11 UTC
Build a TITAN..... put it in JITA ..... keep it active 24/7 .... NOW that's a memorial no one will forget...
Antisocial Malkavian
Antisocial Malkavians
#11 - 2012-09-13 10:15:48 UTC
Wheres the link to this new article O.o

I hate to put it like this but other than the mittani.com link, like an actual new agency?
Im actually not trying to troll here; its just he's assuming since he hasnt heard from VR that he's dead unless theres an actual STORY somewhere, then we're just taking his word for it

And, isn't sanity really just a one-trick pony anyway? I mean all you get is one trick, rational thinking, but when you're good and crazy, oooh, oooh, oooh, the sky is the limit.

Maddy Joringer
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#12 - 2012-09-13 10:20:01 UTC
Antisocial Malkavian wrote:
Wheres the link to this new article O.o

I hate to put it like this but other than the mittani.com link, like an actual new agency?
Im actually not trying to troll here; its just he's assuming since he hasnt heard from VR that he's dead unless theres an actual STORY somewhere, then we're just taking his word for it


Been confirmed by president Obama .... its been confirmed by independent sources sadly....
Antisocial Malkavian
Antisocial Malkavians
#13 - 2012-09-13 10:29:58 UTC
Maddy Joringer wrote:
Antisocial Malkavian wrote:
Wheres the link to this new article O.o

I hate to put it like this but other than the mittani.com link, like an actual new agency?
Im actually not trying to troll here; its just he's assuming since he hasnt heard from VR that he's dead unless theres an actual STORY somewhere, then we're just taking his word for it


Been confirmed by president Obama .... its been confirmed by independent sources sadly....


Yea I was hoping it WASNT true -.-

http://www.kansascity.com/2012/09/12/3811677/death-of-sean-smith-at-benghazi.html

damn

And, isn't sanity really just a one-trick pony anyway? I mean all you get is one trick, rational thinking, but when you're good and crazy, oooh, oooh, oooh, the sky is the limit.

Maddy Joringer
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#14 - 2012-09-13 10:46:51 UTC
Antisocial Malkavian wrote:
Maddy Joringer wrote:
Antisocial Malkavian wrote:
Wheres the link to this new article O.o

I hate to put it like this but other than the mittani.com link, like an actual new agency?
Im actually not trying to troll here; its just he's assuming since he hasnt heard from VR that he's dead unless theres an actual STORY somewhere, then we're just taking his word for it


Been confirmed by president Obama .... its been confirmed by independent sources sadly....


Yea I was hoping it WASNT true -.-

http://www.kansascity.com/2012/09/12/3811677/death-of-sean-smith-at-benghazi.html

damn



same here...i was also hoping that would not be true...all hopes crashed when Obama announced...
Inzax
#15 - 2012-09-13 11:39:47 UTC
Viktor Fel
KarmaFleet
Goonswarm Federation
#16 - 2012-09-13 13:38:53 UTC
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.
Zane Ziebold
Repo Industries
#17 - 2012-09-13 13:53:34 UTC
why not just try an kill that npc Titan in hs. if it did die that would be kind of memorable.
Falaricae
Proffessional Experts Group
#18 - 2012-09-13 14:07:05 UTC
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.
greeny knight
Solar Storm
#19 - 2012-09-13 14:28:07 UTC
damn i remember that guy from my early days , its hard to hear a player is never commin back to the game because of a senseles act of violence

i salute vile rat
highonpop
Wildly Inappropriate
Goonswarm Federation
#20 - 2012-09-13 14:40:49 UTC
SmilingVagrant wrote:
Goonswarm will be doing it's own thing, the "If it's not purple shoot it" memorial fleet, where we plan on remembering Vilerat as he lived. By having his diplomatic team explain why we murdered people ostentatiously friendly to us. I can't speak officially for the swarm but we encourage everyone else in the 0.0 community to join us in this event by doing the following:

1. Form a fleet.
2. Go kill anything that's not in that fleet.
3. Tell Vile Rat.

Normally outsiders don't follow the same traditions we do, but we'll share this one. It's fun. And frankly all of us that knew him could use a little catharsis right about now.


not empty quoting



BE THERE!

FC, what do?

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