Thursday, September 20, 2012

A Gamer Will Be Missed

Sean Smith, a foreign service information management officer killed with three others in an attack on an American consulate in Libya, has been remembered not just as a husband, father and 10-year State Department veteran, but also as an influential diplomat in the sprawling virtual galaxy of EVE Online.

Known to his online friends as "Vile Rat", the 34-year-old State Department officer had a large profile in the multiplayer game EVE Online, which features more than 400,000 players captaining starships, buying and selling virtual goods, engaging in corporate espionage and electing a government composed of real-world players.

He was also a long time member at Something Awful, respected where ever he set up shop online for expertise, friendliness and generally being a stand up person. You can read more here and here.

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