The "Eternal Cyno" Memorial


This image is from SiSi and represents the long awaited "Eternal Cyno" Fallen Capsuleer Memorial that has been talked about since the beginning of time. This is different than the Player Monument in Reykjavik, which is a monument to all the players who were subbed at the time it was built. This "memorial" is intended to honor those players that are no longer with us.

Which is great. Kudos to the hundreds of players that have mentioned this idea to CCP over the years. I have literally no idea where they got the idea from.

Let's just skip over all that and get to the meat of the post. It seems that CCP is intending to drop this important destination in Molea. If you don't know, Molea is one of many places in New Eden where players have traditionally dropped name cans in space to honor friends that have passed away. If Eve Forever is truly a goal, then eventually all of us reading this post will someday be counted among them. But there are other places in New Eden that have also served as a temporary memorial site in the past. Not to mention that Molea happens to be High-Security space, which immediately limits the number of people that can visit the site. (It also happens to be Amarr Khanid space, which in my opinion, makes its potential connection to that religion a serious issue from a lore perspective.)

This is an issue that I wrestled with during... never mind. I thought about this problem at various points in the past. New Eden is located in Amarr Low Security space, which is yet another argument against putting the memorial in Amarr space as well. Why do the Amarr get two special destinations?

My thought was to place the memorial on the opposite side of New Eden from the Eve Gate, also in a Low Sec system located next to High Sec. In Lonetrek if you want to place it in Caldari space, or in Placid if you want to go with Gallente. Personally I think the Gallente make more sense from a lore perspective. But I admit to being somewhat biased since I also happen to live in the Placid area of New Eden.

I don't have a strong contender to suggest. I know many people much more knowledgeable than me when it comes to lore, who could probably make a strong case for a better system. All I know is that it should be placed in Low Sec because it is a CAPSULEER Memorial and it should be independent of any of the four Empires. Putting it in someone's Empire space is simply wrong and it should not happen.

What are your thoughts? Where in New Eden should the player memorial be placed?



10 comments:

  1. It should be at Molea II moon 1 where a memorial effort has been in place since before you started playing EVE Online.

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    1. Well I guess that settles that then, apologies for us young pilots expressing opinions. I didn’t realize you’d gone full bitter vet on us.

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    2. You asked the question and then get pissy when you get an answer with a supporting reason? You should see a dermatologist about that thin skin issue.

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    3. Well I’ve been bullied by Falcon and this is the second “dad” reply you’ve left this week. What you might not know is that not everyone in Eve uses Molea, some people prefer other systems such as the Eve Gate. Personally I think the location is important enough to be considered and not just assumed. But that’s me

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    4. If my comments here are not welcome, just say the word and I shall refrain going forward.

      As for the location, work has been done in Molea around some sort of capsuleer memorial since before I started playing. I think that deserves a certain amount of respect and consideration beyond apparent inconvenience of location. One of the best aspects of EVE is its history, and tossing that aside goes against the grain for me. If "some people" besides yourself have a compelling reason to move it to a new location, let them come forward and speak.

      I would certainly be against putting the memorial in a low sec system where visitors would have a high likelihood of becoming victims. I realize that a high sec space location would make it difficult for you to visit, but you chose the pirate life and that is one of the aspects of it.

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    5. I don’t have any issues with you, it just seems like you have issues with me. Anyone is welcome to comment here, as always.

      Look, the memorial will go in Molea and nothing I say here will change that. I just happen to believe there are better places for it. You don’t have to agree. And I’ll be there when it does, nothing will stop me.

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  2. I'm with Wilhelm. You've had a "holier than thou" complex for years surrouding Eve. He's right about Molea. Just because your security status sucks doesn't mean we cater to you. Roll an alpha alt and go visit.

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  3. Says the commenter afraid to use their real name. Well at least you gave me my next Blog Post title, so thanks for that.

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    1. Is your real name Rixx Javix? Are you REALLY a pirate? Is "Wilhelm Arcturus" his real name? Please.

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    2. My real name is common knowledge actually thanks to multiple dox attempts over the years and the fact that is don’t hide it. About 40 real Eve Nerds will be at my house this weekend for the fourth year in a row for the event I host.

      So yeah, I’m real.

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