During the roleplaying heyday of Star Wars Galaxies
, I attended a funeral for another character. His player was calling it quits and wanted to send off the toon in the most dramatic way possible: by asking his friends to eulogize his avatar in a Coronet park. (Of course, when he returned under the same name a few months later, the effect was somewhat diminished.)
Other players hold funerals for players who have passed away in the real world. In some games -- Ultima Online
comes to mind -- players are deeply respectful, and devs sometimes get involved too, inserting permanent shrines of remembrance in the game. In other games (we're looking at you, World of Warcraft
), funeral-crashers and social miscreants have infamously ruined
more than one somber occasion.
How about you? Have you ever attended (or held) an in-game funeral, RP or otherwise?
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