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Tribal Liberation Force
Minmatar Republic
#601 - 2012-09-12 16:39:21 UTC
As a long time eve pilot and one who has flown with and against the Goons over the years my deepest condolonces to his friends and family. Eve is actually a small community and its amazing how we shape the game. My utmost respect for Sean "Vile Rat" Smith for his service to his country,family and his friends both RL and in game.

#602 - 2012-09-12 16:39:39 UTC
Rest In Peace Vile Rat.
A truly awesome guy whom I looked forward to sharing drinks with at Fanfest.
I'll be lighting candles in your memory.

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Bryan Xon
Xon Industries
#603 - 2012-09-12 16:41:29 UTC
Just wanted to add my heart-felt condolences to Sean's family and friends. He was one of the few movers and shakers that could make even the quiet life of a high sec carebear dangerous and exciting. His contributions and sacrifices for our EVE community and IRL will always be remembered and appreciated.

I also wanted to add my thanks to TheMittani for breaking the story and keeping us up to date. You are closer and better informed than even the MSM outlets on this, and I know it's not easy for you. Thank you for sharing this with us. It really means a lot.

R.I.P. Vile Rat
Care Bear Bunch
#604 - 2012-09-12 16:41:47 UTC
RIP Vile Rat
Katrina Oniseki
Oniseki-Raata Internal Watch
Ishuk-Raata Enforcement Directive
#605 - 2012-09-12 16:41:49 UTC
Rest in Peace.

Katrina Oniseki

Jayem See
Caldari State
#606 - 2012-09-12 16:41:57 UTC
I don't normally post in threads about people I don't personally know.

That said, I would like to say that my thoughts are with anybody who knew him as a friend, whether in real life or within our crazy digital universe.

My sincere condolences to yet another family touched by meaningless pointless hatred. Sad

Aaaaaaand relax.

Titus Phook
#607 - 2012-09-12 16:42:00 UTC  |  Edited by: Titus Phook
07 fly safe Vile Rat, your legacy shall live on. My deepest sympathies to his family and all who knew him, we've lost a great man, but that pales into insignificance against the loss to his family and friends.

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

Tyraeil Starblade
Gallente Federation
#608 - 2012-09-12 16:42:26 UTC
Just checked in on the Eves. Floored.

Fly safe where ever you are Vile Rat, and maybe one day I'll see you at the restaurant at the end of the universe. o7
Tiberious Thessalonia
True Slave Foundations
Monyusaiya Industry Trade Group
#609 - 2012-09-12 16:44:21 UTC
I think we need a 'Shoot Blues, Tell Vile Rat' thread on GD.

Let's all wreak havoc on our diplomacy.
Cest Bravura
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#610 - 2012-09-12 16:44:41 UTC
RIP Vile Rat.
Alarion Detheron
Caldari Navy Task Force 62
#611 - 2012-09-12 16:46:36 UTC
I didn't know Vile Rat personally, but I did read about him and the work he did on the various CSM blogs. I've been reeling over this tragedy. His death was senseless, but I wish that his soul will rest in peace. My condolences to his family, and to his friends in the EVE community.
#612 - 2012-09-12 16:47:32 UTC
I don't know who Vile Rat was, but RIP, fly safe in the afterlife.

I just turned into an egg, did I level up? I spent an hour trying to salvage a wreck, when in local a guy said "Stop it, this is my Tempest, I was AFK"

chris elliot
Hateful Intent
Hostile Intervention
#613 - 2012-09-12 16:49:57 UTC  |  Edited by: ISD Eshtir
RIP Vile Rat

*very inappropriate comment removed - ISD Eshtir*
Ignis Fyre
#614 - 2012-09-12 16:50:26 UTC
RIP Vile Rat

Battlefront Defence PVP Corporation
#615 - 2012-09-12 16:50:59 UTC
My condolences to his family on their loss.
My sorrow to GSF for the loss of their Brother
My grief to the game that has lost an extremely passionate member; whose contributions have shaped the game to what it is today.

If I can be 1/10th the statesman that he was; I will consider it tribute to his work. RIP Vile Rat.
FailSafe Operator
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#616 - 2012-09-12 16:51:00 UTC
It's a sad day for the eve community. Such a needless tragedy. RIP Vile Rat. Best wishes to your family.
Goonswarm Federation
#617 - 2012-09-12 16:53:26 UTC
You may not care about GoonSwarm or Vile Rat, but know that while he played EVE, Vile Rat cared about you.

The 'do-nothing' member of the GoonSwarm Economic Warfare Cabal

The edge is REALLY hard to see at times but it DOES exist and in this case we were looking at a situation where a new feature created for all of our customers was being virtually curbstomped by five of them

Samahiel Sotken
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#618 - 2012-09-12 16:53:41 UTC
RIP Vile Rat
Brutor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#619 - 2012-09-12 16:54:14 UTC

Helped build this game as much as anyone, Dev or player.
Goonswarm Federation
#620 - 2012-09-12 16:54:18 UTC
There are no words that can suffice when someone is so cruelly taken before their time.

My thoughts go out to his friends and family.

There were times in Eve when Vile Rat along with so many other goons made me so mad I could spit venom. I did not know the man, but I'll remember those times fondly and more frequently from today on.

It's a testament to his character that not only did he hold such affect and effect on the scale that he did in this game but that he apparently did the same in the real world. It's a true loss to lose a man so able to change the world around him.