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So now that the game is "released"

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So now that the game is "released"

Aecheon's Avatar

12.17.2011 , 04:58 PM | #1
I had a story that I told when the game was in beta, and I guess because people thought I was trying to get some kinda of beta access out of my sob story, it didn't get the reception I thought it would (and I wasn't looking for pity or anything, I just felt like my son's story deserved to be heard.)

Anyways, ill keep it short this time, since last time I think the amount of detail also was fairly off-putting.

My son died a few months ago, after a mysterious head injury following a car accident (it was a minor accident, his death was a huge shock and was out of nowhere, even the doctors were completely taken by surprise.)

My son had been talking about this game since he heard it was coming out, he was always a big star wars fan, and a few years ago even asked that I buy him a super nintendo and all the "super star wars" games, he loved them.

My son died only a few short months before being able to play this game, he talked about it for years, would draw pictures, and tell me about the game as new juicy bits of info were released.

He wanted to be a bounty hunter, and now he never will. So I have decided to play for him. To enjoy the game as best I can, and to make a bounty hunter in his name and as close to his image as I could, and be the best bounty hunter I possibly can be, because I know he would have be really good and other players would have no doubt looked up to him.

Again im not looking for pity or anything, but I love my son and his story deserved to get told.

and please, dont say this is off-topic because this has everything to do with star wars: the old republic.

Thanks for reading!
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DeepPhantom's Avatar

12.17.2011 , 05:03 PM | #2
That's so sad mate. Sincerest sympathies. Also keep in mind your son would have wanted you and your family to continue to enjoy life and not let his passing slow you down. All the best.

Blackardin's Avatar

12.17.2011 , 06:00 PM | #3
Again im not looking for pity or anything, but I love my son and his story deserved to get told.
Heart goes out to you.

If this helps you, if it helps keep him with you, then by all means.

Kikilicious's Avatar

12.17.2011 , 08:33 PM | #4
I'm playing a Bounty Hunter as well, and it will be an honor serving alongside you (even if we're just playing a game).
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Painson's Avatar

12.17.2011 , 08:43 PM | #5
My wife just gave birth to our son six weeks ago and I certainly feel for your lose. My condolences.
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Neolight's Avatar

12.17.2011 , 08:46 PM | #6
Nice of you to keep the dream alive. Sorry for your loss.

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12.17.2011 , 08:51 PM | #7
I wish you the best, I'm sorry for your loss. I'm sure you'll be a great help to many, as he would have been, and they'll have the memory of your son to thank.
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Aerym's Avatar

12.17.2011 , 09:15 PM | #8
Wow. You're a great dad, for playing for him, since he cannot and he was really excited to.
I'm so sorry for your loss, even though I do not know you. I can't imagine.
I think it's great that you'll play the class he wanted to play. I am certain you will love it.
Enjoy your time playing. And thank you for sharing this.

murkin's Avatar

12.17.2011 , 09:29 PM | #9
Sorry for your son.

He will still experience the game through you. Remember just enjoy the game and aslong as you're enjoying the game he can enjoy it with you. No matter what new life he is part of right now.

Good luck on your adventures and thanks for sharing the story.
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Belata's Avatar

12.17.2011 , 10:01 PM | #10
Sad sad story...Not sure what you're looking for in response here. I'm proud of you for trying to keep his memory alive. Stay strong and try to respect your son by keeping the story alive. Good luck in your gaming adventures and may your son's adventuring in game be as great as your intentions. O and one more cliché before i'm done "May the force be with you"