Player Memorials: No More?
Several months ago, Great Lakes lost a few well known players. We were able to have in game player memorials with the assistance of the EM’s. These memorial sites are still visited regularly by players. It’s a large reason why many people still play, because they’re able to visit their friends who they wouldn’t be able to visit otherwise, and play the game partly in their memory.
Recently, we had another player pass away. We contacted the EM’s requesting a player memorial and were informed that they’re no longer doing player memorials. Instead, there will be a new memorial system put in place. No information available regarding the details of what the new system will be, nor a timetable for this new system. Just simply a rejection for a player memorial in game. The wife of the deceased was not happy with this information as they were looking forward to being able to visit a location in a game her husband loved and played frequently.
It’s very disappointing to think that as personal a game as this is due to the nature of the game, that player memorials are no longer being done. I respectfully ask that if there is currently no timetable for this new system for player memorials that we be able to have an in game memorial for our friend on Great Lakes. The same as we’ve done for many years.
In the current player memorial system, a location is picked and approved for the memorial and a tombstone is selected and engraved. If there is in fact a new system that will be released, what is this new system and when can we expect to see it? Not to seem too aggressive, but in the past, broadsword has been more likely to take things away than to add new things. So I really hope you’re not planning to just do away with the memorials all together and just stalling for time.