I was strolling around the PvP areas on Dathomir on SWG Legends the other day and a stumbled into a building that was clearly marked as a memorial, as it held statues named for several fallen developers on the original game – including Brad McQuaid. It actually really hit me hard because I wasn’t expecting to see it at all, having no idea it was there. I was just casually swapping to on-duty status so I could snoop the rewards vendor and then bam. Feels.
The memorial events for Reckful in WoW were huge. And CCP Games recently tweeted about Molea too – it’s a massive player-made graveyard in EVE Online. Look at all the anchors around this system. Chills.
The Molea Cemetary
For the last 12 years, this site has served as a cemetery for Capsuleers who have passed away. Capsuleers from across New Eden made a pilgrimage to this site to anchor a can with mementos for their fallen friends.#tweetfleet pic.twitter.com/C6uVkucEBC
— EVE Online (@EveOnline) June 9, 2020
I’m sad that things like this have to exist, but I’m also fascinated at how we memorialize people in digital spaces. Have you ever visited a player or developer memorial in an MMO?