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It is always a tragety when we lose a fellow gamer from the world of Eve.  Usually it is because of some health difficulty like cancer, or it is because of something sudden, like a vehicle accident.  Each time, the Eve Community stops for a moment for reflection, because we contemplate our own lives and we contemplate the reality that in OUR game, people.. individuals, still matter.  We know this because we all have a similar calling, a similar longing, and a similar desire.  We also reflect on this because we have lost one of our family.  Sadly, we lost one today due to religious violence.

To Sean Smith’s family: May the hope that the Bible promises to be true, be true for you as well and know that I pray for you and your family.  Also know that our Eve Gaming Community has longer memories than most.  He will be missed.

In Honor of Vile Rat, multiple outposts are being renamed in his honor.  You can follow those outposts that were renamed here.

Other Articles/Blogs regarding this sad event:

Eve Online News Sources

The Mittani
Eve News 24
Eve Online Forum Thread


Eve Online Dev Blog
CSM Seleene’s Blog
CSM Han’s Blog
CSM Trebor’s Blog
CSM Two-Step’s Blog

Secular News Sources

Official US State Department Press Release
New York Times
BBC News
NBC News
ABC News
Ed Show (NBC Video)
CNN News
Business Insider
Talking Points Memo
The Smithsonian
The Boston Globe
Riehl World News
The Verge
Yahoo News
McClatchy Newspaper (Star Telegram)
Voice of America
Centre Daily
Huffington Post
The Age
Hollywood Reporter
Facebook Link

Gamer News Sources

PC Gamer
Ten Ton Hammer
The Escapist

Eve Online Player Blogs

The Nosy Gamer
Cozmik R5
Inner Santum of the Ninveah
Margin Call
Low-sec Lifestyle
Notes From New Eden
Roc’s Ramblings
Jester’s Trek
Morphisat’s Blog
Progression’s Horizon
A Missioneer in Eve
Mad Haberdashers
Mabrick’s Mumblings
After Time Adrift Among Open Stars
The Skorpius Chronicles
Poetic Discourse
Bob from Marketing
Something Awful Board
Eve Online Pictures
From J Space to K Space
Gun Turret Diplomacy
A Scientist’s Life in Eve
Helicity Boson
A Pirate’s Perspective
Cronos Titan (German Language)
Satyrwood Industries
Soverignty Wars
Flashfresh – The Pirate
Finders & Keepers
Diary of a Garbageman
Eve Hermit
Captain Forethought
Fly Reckless

If there are many that I have missed, please let me know and I will link them.