Online games are shared spaces, and for some players they’re particularly important spaces. That means honoring and remembering those who pass in the game in some way. Several games have done this in various ways, ranging from several World of Warcraft memorials to Guild Wars 2‘s subtle and touching tribute to an excellent blogger. It’s the sort of thing that makes you get misty when you know what the tribute is, and it also frequently stands through changes; even with an overhaul to the tutorial, City of Heroes kept Coyote in place as long as the game was running.
So today, we’re going to be a little bit sad and ask you to point out which of these tributes is most relevant to you. Which MMO does the best job of honoring fallen players? Are there games that you feel should do more to erect memorials for community members who are no longer among us? And as something of a morbid bonus, are there any games you would like to immortalize you when you’re gone?