EVE Online Gets a Real World Memorial Dedicated to the Players
Last week, CCP erected a virtual monument in EVE Online for the battle of B-R5RB, but now they've got their eyes set on a new monument, one in the real world. The monument is called "Worlds Within a World" and it's going to be over 5 meters tall, with the names of what looks to be the names of every active EVE Online player etched onto it. (as of March 1st 2014) So if you're a former EVE Player maybe you should pick up a month and see if you can get your character's name etched onto a giant statue in CCP's hometown of Reykjavik, Iceland.
They're revealing the monument the day before Fanfest 2014 on April 30th at the Harpa Concert and Convention Center in downtown Reykjavik. It's being created by Artist Sigurour Sigurður Guðmundsson with the assistance of EVE Online's art directors Börkur Eiríksson and Ásgeir Jón Ásgeirsson and yes, I had to copy/paste those names because trying to type that on an American keyboard is about as easy as jumping into EVE Online completely blind.
A laptop full of EVE Online related materials will be buried under the monument for the galactic civilizations of the year 2542 to uncover with their laser digging tools after the world has been reduced to ruin by the space wars. If there's anything that survives the space wars it'll probably be cockroaches and Dell laptops buried underground.
"Our intention is to immortalize the contributions of the millions of people of the EVE universe in a way that extends beyond their immortality in our games", said Hilmar Veigar Petursson, CEO of CCP.
"Honoring them as part of a timeless monument shows how virtual lives and adventures have reached a new level of meaning and impact that weaves into and enhances those that happen in this world.
"We are humbled by all those that have joined us on the journey so far, and it's our hope that this physical piece will continue to gather energy and relevance into decades to come, becoming like EVE Online and outliving us all."