Thousands turn out for terminal EVE Online player’s final birthday bash

    
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EVE Online is probably best known for its ruthless player alliances sparking massive wars over territory, but this week everyone set their differences aside to help one player go out with a bang. EVE player Chappy78 Chapman posted the unfortunate news on the EVE forum that his cancer has returned and it’s terminal, and that June 23rd would be his final birthday.

Chappy invited everyone in the EVE community to join a large birthday fleet fight he was organising, and people turned out in droves. Chappy’s Birthday Bash saw over 2,000 players from different alliances and areas of the game pile into fleets for one almighty battle, along with EVE streamers and other community leaders. Community Manager CCP Convict attended the event in a Leviathan class titan, which was spectacularly blown up.

Tribute videos have been pouring in from the event, and EVE Online photographer Razorien has put together an incredible set of screenshots from the event. Some players have also called for a permanent wreck of Chappy’s Phoenix dreadnought to the installed in the system to commemorate this part of EVE Online‘s living history.

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Joe Deraleau

Happy to have flown with you this one time. See you on the other side. o7

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federicobeiz

But MOP will insist that EVE’s community is a horde of bloodthirsty psychopaths.

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Aaron Weddle

As one of those bloodthirsty psychopaths and i can confirm that Mostly we are bloodthirsty psychopaths but sometimes we have a moment

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Matt Marti

Eyes forward, capsuleer, the cyno is not yet lit.
Consider your modules, your rigs and ammo before you undock,
for the cyno is not yet lit.
Break free of the station and witness the universe before you,
For the cyno is not yet lit.
Set your ship to fly through the vastness while you wait,
For the cyno is not yet lit.
Pay attention, capsuleer, for those who have gone before you call for you to join them.
The cyno is now lit.

Techno Wizard
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Techno Wizard

o7.

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Rob Hagaman

2040 people peaked in system to celebrate Chappy. Horde and Goons both sent in fleets in union to celebrate. His daughter was proud of him because #WorldWarChappy was trending. We celebrated by getting over 700 players on his Phoenix killmail. A great community, celebrating a great human being, an army medic who took joy in making things to help others.

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@manu

Happy Birthday Chappy! You brought together people from all over the galaxy… Wish I was there… and yeah FUCK Cancer!

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memitim

Dem sociopaths, how dare they be nice!

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Bruno Brito

Considering the massive shitshow the news were this week, this is something that is bringing me a lot of warm feelings.

Fuck cancer.

Happy birthday, Chappy. You blasted through stars. There’s no better way to go out.