Star Trek Online, Star Citizen, and Elite plan Leonard Nimoy tributes

While players hold solemn vigils for the late, great Leonard Nimoy, MMO developers are working quickly to place tributes in-game to the actor who played Star Trek’s Spock.

“Everyone at Cryptic Studios was saddened to hear of his passing and we want to make sure we never forget the cultural impact of the man or the character he played,” posted Executive Producer Steve Ricossa. “To that end, the Star Trek Online team will implement a standing in-game memorial to Spock and Leonard Nimoy this Thursday March 5th with our regular weekly maintenance.”

Elite: Dangerous is making a spot for this sci-fi icon as well. “Just a heads up that there’ll be a Nimoy Memorial station added in the Wings update (1.2), so the Yembo station is still open for other suggestions,” wrote Executive Producer Michael Brookes.

Even Star Citizen’s devs had a touching word or two about Nimoy’s passing: “No petition necessary. I think it’s safe to say that Mr. Nimoy was an inspiration to all of us on the team, both acting as Spock and because of his core, kind humanity. We will find an appropriate way to honor him.”

[Source Elite: Dangerous forums, Star Trek Online forums, Star Citizen forums. Thanks to Carl, Raku, and Cardboard for the tips!]
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Zennie
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Zennie

Rebel Engie Elirion Some do.

Rebel Engie
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Elirion
This actually made me think … our space MMOs should really give tribute to (or at least raise awareness of) the work of living, real astronauts and NASA, who are actually doing REAL work to make our fantasies a reality.
Somehow weave the efforts of these scientists and researches into the public conciousness through the games we play.

Rebel Engie
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Rebel Engie

Elirion Just relinking Terry Virt’s salute.

Rebel Engie
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Rebel Engie

Elirion
Yeah just the other day I noticed while kitten videos clock up millions of views, NASA vids are only in the low few thousands.
https://www.youtube.com/user/NASAtelevision/videos

Vikingr
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Vikingr

Estranged One way they can honor him in Star Citizen is to have a statue somewhere in the PU.

Like this:comment image

jauffins
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jauffins

I love this. This is why MMO’s rock.

Hurbster
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Hurbster

LordOfBread Un-bloody believable. It’s true, some people will honestly insist on seeing bad in anything.

Karl_Hungus
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Karl_Hungus

SWTOR should do a tribute too, if only to troll the Trekkies.

Gylnne
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Gylnne

Grats to these developers for honoring and remembering someone who encouraged folks to shoot for the stars.

Gylnne
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Gylnne

cyanhide Wow talk about rude and mean.

Feydakin
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Feydakin

Good on all the developers of these games. Pretty much knew that we could count on most of them to do something appropriate to remember one of the most influential sci-fi icons of the past 40 plus years. #LLAP

GoJammit
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GoJammit

LordOfBread Pashgan cyanhide Actually if they did that you would be right. But it is not a Spock memorial. It is a Leonard Nimoy memorial. So when the day comes that there is a Shattner memorial, stop there. We’ve already had the discussion and proven you wrong.

Loyheta
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Loyheta

cyanhide Anyone that was inspired by Nimoy’s character can attribute their love for space sims and sci-fi games to Trek. While I really hate heavy handed, ham-fisted cameos and pop culture references (WoW), I do appreciate subtle references. I personally wouldn’t be opposed to a memorial as long as it doesn’t say LEONARD NIMOY all over it. I loved the man but unless a game is about the future of our universe, his name doesn’t belong in there.
I really only have bad ideas for a way to honor them in-game; I’m sure SC can think of something appropriate.

Damonvile
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Damonvile

LordOfBread Pashgan cyanhide Or it’s just some jaded people who see bad in everything.

Loyheta
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Loyheta

Very sad thing to bring us all together. I am very happy that our sci-fi games are honoring him though. I would like to see a garden in SC. I don’t like immersive-breaking additions even if for a good reason. Spock memorial for STO, perfect; Nimoy memorial station….. eh?; and hopefully something subtle added to SC. If they do something ham fisted, it won’t be the end of the world.
We will miss you Leonard Nimoy, you lived long and prospered.

LordOfBread
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Pashgan cyanhide That only tells me that Elite would do anything for a quick buck and some PR. So they´re just claiming real persons names and multiple Sci-Fi lore universe characters? Sure, sounds legit… add an Anakin Skywalker Station, a James T. Kirk station and a  Bugs Bunny station. Wonder how long it will take until some company sues them.

LordOfBread
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LordOfBread
usagizero
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usagizero

Not having played STO for a while, and hopped in the other day, and actually got choked up hearing his voice overs.

Elikal Ialborcales
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Elikal Ialborcales

cyanhide Nimoy/Spock were icons of the Nerds, so it seems very natural to make a tribute to him. There were tributes to Robin Williams. A beloved person deserves a memory.

Pashgan
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Pashgan

cyanhide > it has no place in your game nor lore.

Elite has space stations named after Abraham Lincoln and Mikhail Gorbachev. Leonard Nemoy perfectly fit into futuristic games’ lores.

cyanhide
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cyanhide

I understand Star Trek online would do this, seems normal. As for the other games… bad PR, it has no place in your game nor lore. 
I can imagine they have much respect for the man, but make a tribute on the forum instead of your game.

Elirion
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Elirion

Very nice to see them doing this.  If you haven’t seen the ISS tribute, check this out:

http://www.vox.com/2015/3/1/8129063/leonard-nimoy-astronaut-vulcan-salute

Tierless
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Tierless

I love this.

Damonvile
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Damonvile

I really like star citizens response.

syberghost
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syberghost

I love you, internet spaceships community.

Most of you.

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