Obituary: Prominent Secret World Legends community leader HolloPoint

    
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I’m sorry to report some devastating news out of the Secret World Legends community today: Prominent community member Mark “HolloPoint” Innes has apparently passed away. The news comes via his friends on the official forums and the Zero Point Report twitter feed.

If the name HolloPoint sounds familiar, it should. In fact, we recently joked that folks like Innes appeared to care more about the languishing but much-loved Secret World franchise than Funcom itself. That’s because Innes was one of the chief organizers of the major player-led events in the game, the annual MEGAversary. The fourth MEGAversary kicks off Wednesday, coincidentally, and Innes was the very person who tipped it to us to make sure everyone knew about it.

He was also an amazing artistic talent. You’ve seen his work recently on the cover of Blodwedd Mallory’s Secret World novels, and he’d also designed a massive graphic novel for the game, free for the entire community. Nine Swords Evolutions is still available for reading as of today.

“I am sorry to tell you that Hollopoint (MARK) has passed away, he left us on Friday,” Innes’ friends posted last night. “He had recently been diagnosed with lung cancer and brain tumors, although we don’t know if this was the cause of his death. I would like to tell you this game his cabal and people ingame was a big part of his life and brought him joy. So thank you all for sharing time with my friend Mark Hollopoint.”

I don’t need to emphasize what a massive loss this is for Innes’ family, guild, friends, and the whole Secret World fanbase. Our sympathies extend to both the Funcom community and his loved ones.

Source: Official forums, Zero Point Report, with a hug for Ocho.
Update 6/22
Funcom posted in mourning and in support of both the community event and its own event coming Friday.

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Hostagecat

Its never great to hear the loss of another wonderful person on this planet. It seems that positive people wonderful people who this world needs are a dying breed.

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SmiteDoctor

Its a terrible loss for the community, and such a loss to the content creators for SWL.

Cancer is a terrible way to go, I literally see it eat away my Oncology patients within months.

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Faye

My thoughts are with his friends and family, and the community. He was clearly one of the best kinds of players a game can hope for.

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Hikari Kenzaki

I don’t want to keep typing the same things in every place, so please just allow me to share some pictures of MEGAversaries past

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Ocho

Thank you for writing this up, Bree. It’s greatly appreciated. I’ll make sure to pass along word of any memorials when I hear of them. He will absolutely be missed, his positivity was infectious, and we are all better people for having known him.

The hug is greatly appreciated, too. :)

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BlodweddMallory

I am beyond devastated at the news. HolloPoint was a friend as well as a collaborator and I am broken-hearted at his passing.

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Bruno Brito

“…thus the veil is pierced,
as i walk through the darkness.
The fear dissipates and mine is a path of legends,
of existences beyond the universal rules.

I was a explorer of secrets, a traveler of worlds,
now i brave my final travel, headfirst into the light.
The worlds that were secret to me,
until they weren’t anymore.

Among the start, i rest my peace.
Waiting for you all to share the secret.
This world beyond that fascinates all of us.”

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wratts

Terrible news, very sad! I haven’t been in SWL in ages, and even I recognized HolloPoint as a key driver of the community. Condolences to all