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Feligast
Brutor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#181 - 2012-09-12 07:14:03 UTC  |  Edited by: Feligast
Beekeeper Bob wrote:
Anyone dying in such a senseless manner is always sad.

I am curious as to how people have this information though...When the various news services can't even seem to confirm the death or that it was an American?

"The State Department does not have independent confirmation of the death, the official said. The nationality of the worker was not immediately clear."



Friends of the family always have the information first. Many Goons knew him personally, as well as his family, and got in contact with them after he dropped off Jabber.
WIpilot
Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms
Test Alliance Please Ignore
#182 - 2012-09-12 07:15:09 UTC
RIP Vile Rat, You will be missed.
EtherealPain
Brutor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#183 - 2012-09-12 07:15:21 UTC
Shoot blues, tell Vilerat

RIP Diplomat of my heart

Vilerat's memory for csm8
Petrus Blackshell
Rifterlings
#184 - 2012-09-12 07:16:03 UTC
Eve will miss you, VR. RIP.

Accidentally The Whole Frigate - For-newbies blog (currently on pause)

Ivana Twinkle
Viziam
Amarr Empire
#185 - 2012-09-12 07:17:35 UTC
Who am I going to message after shooting blues now?


Rip Vile Rat, you will be missed.
ISD Athechu
ISD STAR
#186 - 2012-09-12 07:18:13 UTC
Hey everyone,

This is very sad and I wish to pay my respects.

On that note I have removed/edited a few posts in here.

Keep it civil and don't go digging up old quoted stuff that was already deleted. It really serves no purpose other then starting an argument and getting people riled up. We are doing our best to keep this thread cleaned and civil please help us out by just doing so.

If you have a problem with a post please just report it and we will look at it as soon as possible.

ISD Athechu

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Terry Cheng
Perkone
Caldari State
#187 - 2012-09-12 07:18:22 UTC
RIP Vile Rat.
There are no words... our prayers are with you and your family.
Darth Skorpius
352 Industries
#188 - 2012-09-12 07:18:36 UTC
Beekeeper Bob wrote:
Anyone dying in such a senseless manner is always sad.

I am curious as to how people have this information though...When the various news services can't even seem to confirm the death or that it was an American?

"The State Department does not have independent confirmation of the death, the official said. The nationality of the worker was not immediately clear."



Goons have spies EVERYWHERE.

On behalf of Order of the Void alliance, our condolences go out to all who knew Vile Rat both in game and in real life.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Vile Rat's family and friends.
Bacchanalian
Stimulus
Rote Kapelle
#189 - 2012-09-12 07:20:38 UTC
Beekeeper Bob wrote:
Anyone dying in such a senseless manner is always sad.

I am curious as to how people have this information though...When the various news services can't even seem to confirm the death or that it was an American?

"The State Department does not have independent confirmation of the death, the official said. The nationality of the worker was not immediately clear."



The statement released by Clinton a few hours ago acknowledged that it was an American official that was killed. VR was apparently on jabber moments before it happened and his final posts before signing off were "****, gunfire". Beyond that I don't know how it was verified that he was in fact the victim, but given the number of threads on the Something Awful forums about it including the one stickied (he was a moderator there), I don't see any reason to doubt the veracity of what his friends are saying.


This is such a harsh reminder of how awful the world can be sometimes. The internet has made the world a smaller place, and it has brought so many of us so much closer together even though we may pass each other on the street without ever recognizing one another. We forget that the person on the other end of our warp disruptor is a person too, with a job, a family, maybe kids like VR. Maybe they're the guy serving you fries when you get McDonalds. Maybe they're the jerk in the BMW that cut you off yesterday. Or maybe they're the public servant doing his job under dangerous conditions. We never really think about that until something tragic like this happens.

This is truly gut-wrenching. Reading Mittens' post, reading the Something Awful forum threads, reading Twitter, this hits hard and hits close even though I didn't personally know VR. The more I read about him, the more I realize he was the sort of person I wish I had known, and the fact that he was killed so senselessly makes it that much harder to swallow.

My thoughts are with him and his family tonight. He left behind a wife and two children who will grow up without a father.
Colonel Xaven
Perkone
Caldari State
#190 - 2012-09-12 07:22:34 UTC
Goodbye Sean...

Can't find words. It is a shame.

This is not a thread about politics, guys. It is a thread about mourning.

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Uwara
The Ares project
#191 - 2012-09-12 07:23:18 UTC
Didn't know the guy, but as a fellow eve player i am sad.

RIP Vile Rat

Fly safe wherever you are now.

Won a G510 keyboard in AT-X on  21.07.2012. Still not delivered, CCP keeps quiet. Customer support needs a raise.

Nysath
Creat Tua Fortuna
#192 - 2012-09-12 07:24:00 UTC
I didn't know you and now I never will.
Requiescat in pace

If the college fund gets of the ground - send me a link.
CCP Punkturis
C C P
C C P Alliance
#193 - 2012-09-12 07:25:56 UTC
RIP Vile Rat :(

♥ EVE Brogrammer ♥ Team Five 0 ♥ @CCP_Punkturis

Akirei Scytale
Okami Syndicate
#194 - 2012-09-12 07:31:19 UTC  |  Edited by: Akirei Scytale
Beekeeper Bob wrote:
Anyone dying in such a senseless manner is always sad.

I am curious as to how people have this information though...When the various news services can't even seem to confirm the death or that it was an American?

"The State Department does not have independent confirmation of the death, the official said. The nationality of the worker was not immediately clear."



Word gets around fast. I knew that Osama was dead a full two hours before any news outlet through two sources - one in the US state department and the other being a high school friend with connections in the stock market who got an early tip and made a lot of cash off of silver trading because of it.
Dovinian
Dreddit
Test Alliance Please Ignore
#195 - 2012-09-12 07:31:39 UTC
RIP Vile Rat. Your alliance misses you, your allies miss you and hell, the alliances not friendly to Goons miss you.

You were a credit to EVE Online through both your diplomatic and your CSM accomplishments. I know you planned to run for CSM8 and it's a massive misfortune that it won't be graced by your presence.

Wherever you are is absolutely a better, less ****** place. Rest in Peace, friend.
Kheeria
Imperial Shipment
Amarr Empire
#196 - 2012-09-12 07:33:21 UTC
RIP Vile Rat
Nyphur
Pillowsoft
#197 - 2012-09-12 07:33:26 UTC
RIP Vile Rat. Through the CSM, he left a mark on EVE that indirectly touched the lives of every player. He will never be forgotten.
DarkArtz
Red Federation
RvB - RED Federation
#198 - 2012-09-12 07:36:41 UTC
RIP Vile Rat
Adoro
FinFleet
Northern Coalition.
#199 - 2012-09-12 07:40:49 UTC
Ohmy this saddens me, rest in peace
Smarty James
Aliastra
Gallente Federation
#200 - 2012-09-12 07:41:22 UTC


My condolences to his Family and friends

RIP VR