Every issue in EON we have three single-page articles called In Character, that basically profile the famous (and often the completely obscure) residents of New Eden. The articles are always written from a role-play perspective and even those who aren’t role-players are treated as characters rather than gamers (which isn’t always easy when some we’ve profiled are more active on the forums than in game).
I had a thought earlier today about devoting the In Character profiles in a future issue to being more like obituaries. Actually, effectively they would be obituaries. They would focus on player-characters who have actually – to crassly borrow from Monty Python – expired.
I would of course get information from corporation buddies of the deceased rather than hire a medium, and it would remain in character rather than be stuff like “he was so funny on Teamspeak”. But I’m curious if the idea is as tasteless as this proposal is turning out to be, or whether it is a good way to honour EVE’s tragically and permanently fallen? As ever, your thoughts are welcome.