Goodnight Lex


I received some incredibly sad news this morning. Long time friend and fellow Capsuleer Lex Fasces passed away last night. Logging off for good just shortly after logging off of Eve. It was sudden, without warning and that's about all the details I know. You can read the Failheap Thread for yourself.

Name a Pirate group and Lex probably had something to do with it. RvB, Muppet Ninjas, Tuskers, Stay Frosty, Kadavr Black Guard, Lucifer's Hammer, and of course New Eden Renegades. Lex regularly posted on Failheap and other forums, was an incredibly gifted theory-crafter, had no patience for inept a-holes, and could PvP like a freaking madman. He was at once a nut-bag and also one of the best people I've known in Eve. I considered him a friend. I told him many times that Eve was not the same without him in it, and I meant it every time. It wasn't the same. And it won't be ever again.

If you didn't know him, or he put you off from knowing him, you are the worst for it. Lex and Cyber joined my Corporation Lucifer's Hammer back in the Spring of 2010 down in Syndicate. They both taught me a lot about PvP, Piracy, Lunacy, and how those three things go together. Essentially they showed me how to not give a damn and how to play Eve like a game. And have fun. And that was the thing, no matter what, Lex was always a good time.

We went on a merry rampage thru Syndicate, Rote Kapelle, Muppet Ninjas and then finally formed our own Alliance - Burn Away. Then things kind of exploded. And some details that I couldn't say at the time, like the fact that one of the people in the Corporation was actually my real life Son. And that he totally screwed us all one weekend. And Burn Away sorta fell apart after that. Yeah, I felt pretty horrible about how all that went down. I got a chance to finally explain later on and I hope he understood. I think he did. Either way he and Cyber would show up and disappear again here and there. Joining Stay Frosty for a time and then, most recently, really starting New Eden Renegades back up again.

I have a lot of great Lex stories, but I'm going to keep those. It is weird losing people in Eve. I never met Lex in person. And yet I knew a lot about him. It just leaves you with a strange feeling. I only wish the best to his friends and family. He was way to young for this stupid crap to happen.

Fuck you Death.



9 comments:

  1. Thanks Rixx, never be another like him.

    Mixu

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  2. Really sad to hear this news my thoughts go out to his family and friends

    o7

    Laguna Fox

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  3. What a jew T_T I was looking forward to roaming this week :( will definitely miss him.. "whhhyyy66 meeeeeee?!?!?!"

    4RCH

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  4. Sad news.. rest in peace my friend

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  5. he recruited me after he was chasing me like for 2 hours to his actual corporation /universal assembler/, he was not even pirate at all that time, just started eve and pvp. was a great guy...

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  6. Always sad to hear the passing of one of our brethren. 07. Hope & hugs to friends and family.

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  7. Very sad news. The only consolation is that we can now imagine him flying crazy forever in the Great Beyond. My condolences to Lex's loved ones.

    It's so tough to lose these friends we grow to love in EVE...both to the final logoff in RL and when they just drop out of site and respond to no hails of any kind. Especially when you know they were dealing with physical or mental health issues. EVE is real, but people are more real.

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  8. o7 and fly reckless, Lex Fasces.

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  9. He is a man I only knew from stories, and I am sad that I will not have the pleasure of learning more. My deepest condolences to his family, and friends, be they spaceship or RL.

    I vote a zero f[redacted]s given frig roam in his honor. Heck if I can make the date and time this crusty ol highsec bear will do what I can to make it out there, to die in glorious fire.

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