Important Message for all IncGamers Readers!

From 26 May this site is no longer being updated. Why? Because we have a new home for PC gaming goodness.

The IncGamers team has now moved to PC Invasion which is all shiny and new.

If you have an site account it will be active on the new site. Head there now for our welcome post.

Note: All IncGamers content will remain live on this site but the main page will change shortly.

Eve Online pays tribute to casualty of Libyan consulate attack

13 Sep 2012 by Peter Parrish
Eve Online pays tribute to casualty of Libyan consulate attack

Sean ‘’ Smith, one of the US State Department officials killed in Tuesday’s attack on the US consulate in Libya, was a major, respected part of the community. In response, Eve players have paid tribute by renaming hundreds of outposts across the galaxies.

Smith was a key player in the GoonSwarm Fleet (a spin-off from the Something Awful online forums) and, by all accounts, something of a diplomatic wizard.

In a touching post remembering his friend, Alex ‘The Mittani’ Gianturco writes that “If you play this stupid game, you may not realize it, but you play in a galaxy created in large part by Vile Rat’s talent as a diplomat. No one focused as relentlessly on using diplomacy as a strategic tool as VR.”

“It seems kind of trivial to praise a husband, father, and overall badass for his skills in an internet spaceship game but that’s how most of us know him, so there you go.”

Current and former CCP employees, the people behind Eve Online, have also added their words of condolence.

Related to this story
Register an IncGamers account to post comments or use Disqus.
You can also post via a social network.