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#281 - 2012-09-12 09:36:10 UTC
I've not heard of Vile Rat before today, I saw a bunch of messages on Twitter and had to google to get some details.

The first result struck a cord with me. We see these sorts of things on TV and they seem so far away.
I never knew Vile Rat, but in the time I've played EVE, I've flown with people that do.

I've amassed many many friends on EVE, the caliber of that I couldn't imagine waking up one day, and them not being there.

My sincerest and heartfelt condolences to those fortunate enough to have known Vile Rat, and mostly to the family he has left behind.
Wishdokkta CEO
The Riot Formation
#282 - 2012-09-12 09:36:20 UTC
Ah crap :(

Only ever had one convo with him, wish I had got to work with him more.

Tragic, just....tragic.

Prince Kobol
#283 - 2012-09-12 09:37:15 UTC
My sincere condolences to all his family and friends

R.I.P Vile Rat
Sir Substance
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#284 - 2012-09-12 09:39:57 UTC
That's just not fair :C

I only ever new the name, never (knowingly) met the man himself, athough you never know who you run into at fanfest.

Fly safe Vile Rat o7

In addition, I'd like to raise the ideas both of a memorial of some kind for VR, and PLEX for Vile Rat's family.

I hate to drag us into base finance, but losing a family member like that can be devastating financially. Surely we can help?

The beatings will continue until posting improves. -Magnus Cortex

Official Eve Online changelist: Togglable PvP. - Jordanna Bauer

Yolanta Geezenstack
GWA Corp
#285 - 2012-09-12 09:40:22 UTC
RIP. I wish his family and friends strength.
Arkon Hjallian
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#286 - 2012-09-12 09:41:03 UTC
Having dealt with Vile Rat a few times in my Internet Spaceship "career", I always found him to be a pleasant, fair and knowledgeable person.

He will be sorely missed by Goons, the CFC as a whole, and the HBC along with many of our mortal enemies in game.

My thoughts go out to his family, his friends and his co-workers. I'd like to propose that we request that CCP honour him in-game in some fashion. His dedication to the game, and to improving the way that we play can never be stated enough

Xan Drakov
Native Freshfood
Minmatar Republic
#287 - 2012-09-12 09:41:43 UTC
All my condolences to those who knew him.
GM Oblivion
Game Masters
C C P Alliance
#288 - 2012-09-12 09:45:08 UTC
RIP Sean, you will be missed.
Cameron Cahill
Imperial Academy
Amarr Empire
#289 - 2012-09-12 09:48:37 UTC
Rest In Peace dude, you'll be missed.
CCP BlueScreen
C C P Alliance
#290 - 2012-09-12 09:49:26 UTC
R.I.P. Sean ´Vile Rat´ Smith.
Siobhan MacLeary
#291 - 2012-09-12 09:50:13 UTC  |  Edited by: Siobhan MacLeary
Sean "Vile Rat" Smith

KIA, 2012-9-11

Benghazi, Libya

Requiescat in pace

Something should be done both ingame and IRL, so that he may live on in New Eden and so that his family will feel the outpouring of love from a community that, by all reports, he loved and was in turn loved by.

Point out to me a person who has been harmed by an AFK cloaker and I will point out a person who has no business playing this game.” - CCP Soundwave

Aruken Marr
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#292 - 2012-09-12 09:50:15 UTC
Yestetday I read one of VRs posts. Today I wake up to find out he was murdered.

I can't say I knew the guy but he always seemed like one of the good ones. I can't imagine how his friends and family must feel but my condolences go out to you.

RIP Vile Rat.
Peter Raptor
Galactic Hawks
#293 - 2012-09-12 09:51:11 UTC
Time Passes for us all, Eternity Awaits, RIP


The Amarr Empire, is known for its omnipresent religion  †  

Gallente Federation
#294 - 2012-09-12 09:52:44 UTC
Godspeed mate and RIP
Shockwave Unlimited
Quantum Cafe
#295 - 2012-09-12 09:53:33 UTC
R.I.P mate, to all those that know the family, please help, as I cannot imagine what they are going through but i express my condolences to them as best as I can
Darius Brinn
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#296 - 2012-09-12 09:54:09 UTC
He played for fun, and made this community a much better place.
He worked for money, and made his country and a troubled foreign state a much better place.

It's always a tragedy to see special people like him go away.

He will be remembered and deeply missed.

R.I.P. among the stars.
AzAkiR NaLDa
Council of Exiles
Brave Collective
#297 - 2012-09-12 09:57:48 UTC
it was on one of my older toons when i met Vile Rat. he guided me trained and pushed me into the right directions when it was needed.

It is always sad when some one you knows crosses over.

my condolences to his family and friends

RIP. VR you will be missed.Sad

Lone Star Warrior

Blawrf McTaggart
Imperial Academy
Amarr Empire
#298 - 2012-09-12 09:58:42 UTC
I keep wanting this to be a terrible, terrible joke.
Irya Boone
The Scope
#299 - 2012-09-12 10:00:13 UTC
R.I.P Vile Rat And my condoleances to all his friends , and family Cry

CCP it's time to remove Off Grid Boost and Put Them on Killmail too, add Logi on killmails .... Open that damn door !!

you shall all bow and pray BoB

CCP Greyscale
C C P Alliance
#300 - 2012-09-12 10:00:44 UTC
"Vile Rat" was a name you could mention in any conversation about the pointy end of EVE, without needing to explain who he was. He wasn't a figurehead or a whipping boy, he didn't have a gimmick - he was just a guy who'd accrued enough respect to be noticed.