Awesome move by Blizz.
I know ANet named a GW2 server after a player who passed before the game was launched.
Game devs do care about thier players, even though it doesnt seem like it sometimes.
wow those tribute videos totally ruined my night. im so sad now :<
I bet if a guy who's charcter was named like Arthasxd or Brafbag died he wouldn't get a memorial.
Dont stay at my grave and cry, i'm not there, i do not die.
Time is on our side
Brutal Gladiator Enhancement Shaman *rawr*
Though, some of these people who had a tribute.. that's horrible deaths/moments. World is a cruel place, and sadly we're out of soulstones.
Aaah, that explains why that night elf appeared suddenly. I just figured it was a "more and more travellers are arriving to Pandaria, this is how Blizzard shows it, by adding more NPCs ingraining themselves into Pandaren society over time" kinda thing.
Knowing the real deal is good. This is very nice.
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I just saw recently where the company behind some Pirate MMO (forget the name) participated in the Make a Wish foundation program and let a young boy, with a terminal illness, tour their studio, play some games with the devs, and did a tribute in game to him.
Really a class act from companies that do things like this, I salute you!
Nothing can make a loss like that "all better," but it does ease the heart to know people truly care and that one is not alone.
It helps Ghemit, and it makes the rest of us stop and take a moment to appreciate what (and who) we have in our lives.
Blizzard has always been great that they do things like this, I personally have never seen any other game or company do it.
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Imagine passing away with a blast, with forum explosions and forum whines between guilds.
Most of the tributes are made because these people did something special as well. One was given the offer of getting a liver transplant and then be able to live, and he refused the offer and let someone else have it.
I think it's all about how to bring the memory and story about the person out.
I wouldn't say it's a PR stunt, as it's not even announced that they have gotten a tribute. A little email to the close ones and that's it.
I think Blizzard is awesome for doing stuff like this, either it be their own crew or other players.
As mentioned before, ArenaNet named one of their Guild Wars 2 servers after a player who suddenly passed away.
Sanctum of Rall
http://www.sanctumofrall.com/about/This server is not just an ordinary server. It is named after a player by the name Roger "Oldroar" Rall who suddenly passed away in his den late one evening. His passion in his last remaining years was Guild Wars 2. From researching the game through gaming websites to encouraging the founder of the Gaiscioch to make contact with ArenaNet, Oldroar took a passion for this game toting it to be the spiritual successor to Dark Age of Camelot and Warhammer Online.