Elite: Dangerous names planet after soldier’s late mother

    
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One of Elite: Dangerous’ community is grieving this summer after losing his mother in June. Citing his love for the game and his missed opportunity to show his mom some of the sights in the galaxy, Sataris86 petitioned Frontier to name a planet somewhere in the game “McBrayer’s Rest” in honor of his mother.

“I have always used video games to unwind and deal with PTSD since I returned home from Iraq in 2006,” he wrote to the studio. “My mother was a large influence and encouraged my love of space and science throughout my life. She also encouraged my love of gaming by doing things like playing Pokemon Red and Blue with me when I was a child.”

Frontier swung into action and sent him back this note: “We found and renamed a planet in BD+26 2184. While it’s not an inhabited world, it is a rather unusual planet. I hope you will like it.”

This is not the first time that Frontier has created in-game tributes for those who have passed away. It previously created in-game memorials for both Leonard Nimoy and Terry Pratchett.

Source: Reddit. Thanks to Pasha for the tip!
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Cyroselle I thought the same thing — classic SF name. Definitely Niven or Heinlein-esque.

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Dystopiq

As an Afghan war vet myself, these little things warm my heart. It’s nice to see this!

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Kayweg

Well done, Frontier…as simple as that.

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Cyroselle

I totally agree. I could easily see Isaac Asimov, Larry Niven or Ann McCaffrey naming a planet that.

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I don’t like the game it’s too scifi-ish for me but I still read the headlines and sometimes the next few lines in the feed. I’ve never shared a link from here on my Facebook page before, but I thought this was well deserved. Just like I posted on the share
That’s fukn awesome!

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tobascodagama alexjwillis rioinsignia Thanks for reporting him guys!

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GoJammit You know…..I’m not sure..but that could even have been Motormouth himself. The point still stands though.  Jeez, some people are just plain broken inside.

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I don’t even understand sometimes. Purely psychotic.

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bkmatters Jeez…seriously JCRG?  Do you not know the meaning of the word “tact”?

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bkmatters alexjwillis Massively has a tip box that you should have used instead, were that your intent.