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access_time February 5, 2014 at 1:25 PM in Culture by Charlie Grammer

CCP to build real-life EVE monument

CCP to erect real-life monument to celebrate EVE players. (Picture is artist rendering,)

CCP to erect real-life monument to celebrate EVE players. (Picture is artist rendering,)

Many gamers already know that CCP is creating an in-game memorial to the ships lost at the colossal battle of B-R5RB, however today the company has revealed that they’ve decided to erect a real monument in real life.

This monument will be an outdoor sculpture by the artist Sigurður Guðmundsson who will have help and input from EVE Online‘s own art directors Börkur Eiríksson and Ásgeir Jón Ásgeirsson. The monument, once complete, will stand at over five meters tall and consist of two main elements facing each other through a highly polished stainless steel surface in the middle which will reflect the elements and landscape surrounding the monument.

The left side of the monument will be a dark aluminum structure with a quote from the EVE Universe and the right side will feature a dark granite facial figure which will represent all the players behind the game.

The monument itself will be standing upon a half meter tall metal-plated concrete platform. This platform will contain the names of all the “main characters” of all the active EVE Online players. The list, for those wondering, will be captured on March 1, 2014, and will, as CCP has confirmed to our friends at Kotaku, include the names of deceased EVE players, such as Sean Smith (known in the game as “Vile Rat”), who was one of the US diplomats killed in the 2012 Libya attack.

Underneath the monument itself will sit a buried laptop. This laptop will serve as a time capsule and contain videos, wishes, and more from both the players and game’s development staff. If you need assistance in finding a specific name on the monument, there will be a web-based application to help you.

For more information on the monument, you can check here.

What do you think of CCP’s plans for this monument?


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