RIP Pouky

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Elrontaur, Apr 29, 2019.

  1. Dane

    Dane People Like Me

    I didn't know Pouky very well, but I've heard from many people that he was an amazing person. I hope he is resting in peace. That said, I agree that the memorials shouldn't be in a high traffic area. In addition to the emotions that the memorials may evoke, having them in one of the most popular gathering areas of the central hub city takes away from the authenticity of a server that is replicating AK. Many current players didn't know the deceased players. While I know many who did may want to recall on the nostalgia of seeing old friends, I think it would be more appropriate in an isolated area or room in Plane of Tranquility. Even the zone name Plane of Tranquility seems apropos for a final resting place.

    My opinion is given with the upmost respect for any and all of our memorialized former players. It is not based on any personal feelings, but rather what I wish to see (or not see) while playing this extraordinary game.
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  2. actualspaide

    actualspaide People Like Me

    Dark bank has basically become unusable to me and I'm sure some others. As much as I miss mafia, elora, jazper and pouky it's too hard having them all right there. Any room around there you enter has one of them and now pouky right out in the open. I highly support the idea of having a secluded space to visit them. I like this not just so it's not a reminder consistently of who we have lost but also so when you do visit them you are able to in peace. Right now if you were to want to visit and reminisce you are doing so in one of the main financial/hang out spots in game. It would be like having a cemetary in the middle of wall street or a mall.
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  3. Tuluvien

    Tuluvien People Like Me

    There's still that big empty hall in one of the trainer buildings.

    Thank you for doing this. I think memorialization is a wonderful way to pay our respects, however the details get sorted.
  4. robregen

    robregen Administrator Staff Member

    the one big building near GD and Shar Vahl Stone in PoK only has 2 trainer in it. Bard and Ranger. Could put them in there.
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  5. actualspaide

    actualspaide People Like Me

    Maybe impossible and too custom-y but there is a stone near sol ro, valor etc that is not in use. Maybe could have a memorial type zone there?
  6. robregen

    robregen Administrator Staff Member

    Plane of War is accessible using a PC Client but not the Mac Client. The area in the far north of PoTranquility behind Plane of Disease Entry would be a good spot since it's out of the way and no one ever noticed anything there.
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  7. Darchon

    Darchon I Feel Loved

    One of the empty buildings in POK seems like a nice choice.

    On the beach of Plane of Tranquility at the north end of the island would be another option as it’s out of the general traveled way but it would be a nice peaceful place to visit when you want to stop by.
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  8. Mokli

    Mokli People Like Me

    Last edited: May 29, 2019
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  9. showstring

    showstring I Feel Loved

    Another suggestion when/if these NPCs are moved to an area:

    Could there be another NPC that stands nearby that explains what these chars are for?

    These player-looking NPCs must be very confusing for new players to the server. They immediately appear like some kind of custom quest givers, but they don't respond to hails.
    I would suggest some kind of in-game explanation via a quest-like NPC dialogue that explains these are ex-player tributes, or the like.
  10. robregen

    robregen Administrator Staff Member

    that is a good idea. On next server update, They will be moved to almost empty big building in the neutral area of PoK near Shar Vahl and GD Stone. There are total of 6.

    When PoP goes live. they will be placed in their final resting area in the north side of Tranquility.
    Last edited: May 29, 2019
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  11. necra

    necra People Like Me

    I agree with all that has been said, it brought up so many emotions seeing Pouky back in his spot, I think for 2 weeks it will be a great spot but moving to a dedicated area is for me for the best, it makes me happy but also breaks my heart seeing pouky in his spot.
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  12. Merriam

    Merriam Member

    So I knew Pouk on AK from the day she joined the server. I had been in Destiny for a little bit with my bard, so I was able to gift her young pally a massive dragonclaw shard I had earned on a ffa roll a few days before.

    Ak had just gone sub free, so my multiboxxing had coincided with her own dreams of 3 boxxing her team. Every time she logged in she would immediately judge the progress of her team versus mine and it became a fun back and forth all the way to keying for PoP raids.

    Im not going to lie, she, along with many other friends was a big plus to logging in everyday. As I played more and more sporadically through the years, whenever I did log in, she always reminded me about that sword I gave her and told me that was reason she joined Destiny. And I always told her "Naw, you would have eventually made it to us. We're family."

    I didn't even know I missed you, Pouk, til I logged in just now. Dammit, I wish I could have said goodbye. You belong in the Plane of Honor, my friend. I'm sure you're there.
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  13. Haynar

    Haynar Administrator Staff Member

    Somewhere in PoTranq might be a good place for Pouky. Its a big zone. Somewhere down the beach. Looking out over the ocean.
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  14. Beaaden

    Beaaden Active Member

    Maybe we could dedicate an area to all who are no longer with us.
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  15. robregen

    robregen Administrator Staff Member

    looked like you didn't see the post above.

  16. Slayzz

    Slayzz People Like Me

    Ya I’m in agreement with all. I think in theory it was a wonderful idea but in practice it has its drawbacks. Not just from a functional standpoint but from an emotional one for many people. I too like the idea of moving them all to some building all together that people can go visit and see them all. And when plane of tranquillity arrives having an area for them to all stand together would be cool
  17. Denzal

    Denzal Member

    I learned of this yesterday. Pouky and I went back to AK days and I always enjoyed his company and chatting with him. I knew he was sick, but not to this extreme. Condolences to Destiny and his family, the server lost a truly kind hearted individual.
  18. Haynar

    Haynar Administrator Staff Member

    No bickering in this thread.

    Can try to keep it open. But if people get disrespectful. Then will shut it down.
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  19. Oiwon

    Oiwon People Like Me

    Actually, there is already an EQ Memorial post where a lot of this stuff would probably be better discussed. Just seems a little inappropriate to hash out the details of 'where to stick the toons' on a post where many have and will come to learn of Pouky's passing.

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  20. Trisi

    Trisi Well-Known Member

    As much as I miss Pouky, it is very hard to see her in my normal "hanging out spot" near the DB. It is equally difficult to see people hugging her constantly throughout the day.
    The only other memorialized player I knew was Jazper. I still go upstairs and visit him regularly to "talk" even though I don't see out in the open. I smile when I go up there and see another person "visiting" with him.
    While it is convenient that Pouky's memorial is so close, I feel those who were close to her and knew her well would make the effort to "visit" wherever her memorial will be.
    I like Haynar and others idea of an out of the way spot on the beach near the water in the Plane of Tranquility. I always found that area to be very peaceful and when I was bored or upset found a few minutes there helpful.

    Whatever the developers decide, I'd like to thank them for taking the time and effort to do this for our friend. And another thank you for them taking everyones thoughts and feelings into consideration when making their decision.
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  21. hurikane

    hurikane Member

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  22. Exoslife

    Exoslife Member

    Rest in Peace Pouky, I will miss your presence.
  23. Hyacinth

    Hyacinth Active Member

    It's funny how you can still miss someone you haven't talked to in 3+ years from a game you no longer play.

    This is very sad news to hear. My heart goes out to his friends and family.
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  24. Otto_Martin

    Otto_Martin Member

    I am just returning to game. Pouky and I were good friends online. Many of late night chatting and raiding. Once I saw the Pouky memorial I started to cry. Pouky was one of my close friends online and forever holds a place in my gaming history of one of the nicest players I ever got to enjoy a game with.

    Forever in our hearts...

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  25. vannari

    vannari Well-Known Member

    Very sad to read that. Pouky was a good soul, and kind player.
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2019
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  26. Mitya

    Mitya Well-Known Member

    I've been away for a long while - I had no idea, this is insane. Pouky had helped buff me so many times... my sincerest condolences.
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  27. Yinn Yang

    Yinn Yang People Like Me

    I've clearly been away too long... so sad to hear of Pouky's passing. I'm at a loss for words.
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  28. Oiwon

    Oiwon People Like Me

    Go find Pouks in pok and give her a hail, shes got something for you!
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  29. Tesadar

    Tesadar Member

    Omg. How did i miss this? I was only logged in not long ago talking to him. He really was an amazing person.
    Im really sad about this. Whats up with our beloved members passing away here? :(
    Pouks and I had many an adventure on old ak and new. How many times did we explore very dangerous places together and get into trouble. He would always managed to get us out safely somehow. And he also always buffed me when he was passed in or sitting in his spot at the bank in pok.
    Deeply saddened by this. Jeez.
    Rip pouks. You will be missed always. :(
  30. Suiddaru

    Suiddaru Member

    just returned from the wastes I entered when the real AK closed. Heartbroken to hear Jazper and Pouks are gone. Met Mafiaa in RL a couple times too. Just... bleh.

    Thankyou for the memorial. Long live destiny. :( *hugs* to you all
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