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(posting this here for easy access/eyeballs)

As a final closing post, here are further links of interest relating to VR's passing:

Goonfleet held a "candlelight vigil" memorial ceremony for Vile Rat, in which they fired cynosural fields (ship-launched jump portals) as a send-off: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnfHJGDC_xE (at about 13:40 he shows the EVE starmap and the graphical effect of lighting that many cynosural fields in a single spot - http://i.imgur.com/TyNDi.jpg . There's also a little guitar solo and 10 minutes of silence, and at the end they start blowing each other up in remembrance of VR.)

Reddit thread on the vigil: http://www.reddit.com/r/gaming/comments/zsu0u/eve_just_had_a...

Tribute from another old EVE diplomat and former CCP staffmember, 'Seleene': http://community.eveonline.com/devblog.asp?a=blog&nbid=7...

Article on Wired, quite comprehensive http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/09/vilerat/

Mention by Andrew Sullivan, on how Vile Rat's death was politicised by Mitt Romney: http://andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com/2012/09/a-diplomat-i...

News coverage from the AP (and SMH)

-- http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/12/libya-attack-victim...

-- http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/libya-attack-vict...

-- http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/vile-rat-ki...

(the SMH one has a picture of his dragon tattoo, the viletat)

Article on Forbes, with a Vile Rat quote from Reddit: http://www.forbes.com/sites/davidthier/2012/09/13/a-look-at-...

And a final farewell to a top goon (comic from a SomethingAwful member): http://i.imgur.com/NrZns.jpg

Off beyond that final jumpgate...




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