RIFT devs add memorial for fallen player and dimensioneer

The sad and touching saga of a fallen RIFT player continues this week as the game’s developers cement her legacy in the game itself.

You might recall that last month, a long-time RIFT gamer and dimensioneer (a player housing expert, in other words) named Wintercharm was killed in real life in a traffic accident. Even though she was a teenager, Wintercharm had a huge impact on the community and spurred the creation of a massive in-game memorial garden by her friends.

Now, Trion Worlds is making sure that her presence will be remembered as long as RIFT endures. The studio worked hard to add an official memorial to Wintercharm this week, which arrives in the form of a special NPC that gives players “Wintercharm Blossoms” to use in their dimensions.

“I wanted to let her mom know how much her daughter had touched the RIFT community,” wrote developer Tacitus, “that her daughter wasn’t just a customer, but also a valued part of the social fabric that makes up that community. I also wanted to do it for the dimensioneer community, to be some balm to them as well, to help them process and heal from such a loss.”

Source: RIFT. Thanks Zen Dadaist
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Tiresias

Ack, how awful. So young and vibrant, and to die in the manner that most commonly kills teenagers. I wish that we could fix that problem, but I don’t even know where to begin…

Good on the devs at Rift to honor the young woman’s memory and spirit.

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Bruno Brito

Only with education, honestly. I wish we could be more careful with cars, and use them as heavy-duty tools they are. Instead, we use them for the most mundane stuff, and that’s a culture that can create so many issues.

Would love a city that runs on bikes.

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Peregrine Falcon

I think it’s great when game devs put in memorials like this. My condolences to everyone who knew Wintercharm.

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camren_rooke

Apparently some of her dimensions are still visitable in the game.

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Winter

It’s sad when you lose a person you only know online it’s like there is no closure because sometimes they just stop logging in. Glad that RIFT and the community did her right.

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mysecretid

This is very cool. Respect to RIFT, and especially to developer Tacitus for making this happen.

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Bruno Brito

These memorials are always a great thing to behold. It’s soothing to see people honoring the fallen and the deceased. Wherever she is, i hope she likes the homage.