WoW, FFXIV, RIFT, and GW2 players gather to mourn Paris

    
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Final Fantasy XIV players and gamemasters on the Balmung server tonight gathered for a vigil to honor the victims of today’s attacks in Paris. “Balmung is with Paris,” says Reddit. This gallery was put together by Reddit user Falmenel.

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Players on the Argent Dawn EU server in World of Warcraft gathered first in Stormwind and then in Dalaran so Horde and Alliance could hold their moment of silence together.

RIFT players plan a vigil on the Faeblight server at 1 p.m. server time on Saturday the 14th; meet at the wooden bridge at the Ark of the Ascended.

French Guild Wars 2 players organized a gathering on Saturday evening as well.

Skyforge’s team showed solidarity with France on its homepage.

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Camelot Unchained’s Mark Jacobs expressed sympathy in his Friday newsletter:

Our hearts go out to all the people of France, as well as everybody else who was/is in the area. To our Backers, I say with all sincerity, I hope and pray that all of you and your loved ones, as well as all those affected by this tragedy, are and remain safe through what will be a terribly dark night for the city of Paris, France, and all those people in the world who abhor the death of innocents, no matter where they reside.

I know we have quite a lot of French readers, so please let everyone know if you’re safe. We are overwhelmed with sympathy for everyone affected by the bombings in Paris, Lebanon, and Iraq. If you know of other MMOs offering an online haven or gathering this weekend, speak up.

With thanks to Anthony, Sargonnax, Kurogane335, and Tank.

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Darkfield Cotic_OP 
Actually it started with the breakdown of the old Islamic kingdoms near the turn of the century and has been repeatedly inflamed by various Western powers sticking their fingers into the hornet’s nest.

Draugris
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breetoplay
thanks
for cleaning things up. Pls. people more than 120 human beings died, so
can we just for a moment only mourn, think of them and their families
without generalizations, conspiracy therories and hatred. /bow

ManastuUtakata
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breetoplay Kurogane335 
Also, thanks for the recent clean up. It feels like a vigil again. /bows

Recondelta
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There could not have been a more worthless action taken by these people. Standing united isn’t going to prevent future attacks.   Singing songs, lighting candles, and holding hands especially in a video game is worthless.  Vote for politicians who will defend their country, stop immigration anyone suspected of being a radical, deport and arrest those preaching hate, ground troops and airpower in countries harboring terrorists.   This would be a good start.

Bleeding hearts won’t stop the problem.

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MurderHobo ManastuUtakata libertylion7 Cotic_OP 
Actually, I am quite healthy (and thanks for caring). As I have no obsession of constructing ridiculous strawmen to make a point of politically correct trolling posters who appear to have pacifist leanings for one.
But so you should know, since I am against any avenging and retaliation regardless of who the party is. Therefor, I am neither for ISIS or for you (and your /upvoting buddies) in this. As both your actions and positions do vastly more harm than any good. With no resolution or solution in sight, beyond having a “forever war” that will make the rest of us all suffer immensely in a vicious circle of getting at each other. It’s not the world I wish to live in or game in. And you will find no support from me for anyone who wishes to take another’s life. If you don’t like that, too bad. /shrug

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wahnsinnicK I’m not sure how to find these death stories without a #hastag.  Care to enlighten us Ascended One?

Kurogane335
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7BitBrian Once again, I want to say “Thanks you” to all the attendants. Honestly, I never expected to see so much people !

neserbohy
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orionite Even though the majority may be peaceful, their mere presence creates an environment in which radicals and terrorists easily hide, posing as “peaceful Muslims” until they strike.

Back in the 40s, the US put all the Japanese Americans into internment for the very same reason – to prevent spies, assassins and saboteurs from hiding among American Japanese. The same logic applies here. We can’t tell a “safe” Muslim from an “unsafe” Muslim, and we simply can’t afford the luxury of treating them all as “safe” anymore. I’m not saying we should put them all into camps, but we surely should stop pretending they are not a part of the problem.

neserbohy
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MurderHobo Exactly what cities are you talking about? The enemy has no cities to be bombed, the enemy lives among us. We can’t bomb our own cities, can we?

neserbohy
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orionite In 1945, following the events of WW2, Poland and Czechoslovakia evicted all German population from their territory. It was about 7 million people altogether, if I remember my history lessons right. Unless they could prove (or were widely known to be) actively opposing the German (Nazi) occupation, they were deported without appeal.

The same thing could be done today. Don’t kill anybody, don’t hurt anybody. Just apprehend them politely, put them on a plane and send them where their family came from, or let them pick a non-European destination of their choosing. Give them some money to help them start anew. Nobody needs to get hurt.

I understand it’s a radical measure, but… it worked very well for Poland and Czechoslovakia. Germans didn’t give them any trouble even since.