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WiCKiD Passed Away IRL - Request for Memorial NPC in his Honor

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  • vortheredgodvortheredgod Member Posts: 2 Arc User
    I have no words. I have been playing on and off since 2014. Everytime I came back I ran into WiCKiD and all he said was "bout time you came back". Even on my bad days in game a quick chat with him and I was always re-energized to continue the fight. I have played more different MMOs than I can remember, but this one I keep coming back to and one of the biggest reasons was WiCKiD. Just seeing the name got me pumped up and ready to go. We ALL owe him so much. One of the Greats. The name WiCKiD will not be forgotten easily, nor should it. An in-game homage should the least to honor his memory. Helping and treating each other as WiCKiD helped and treated all of us is the greatest way to honor his memory. "This is the Way."
  • bambambunnybambambunny Member Posts: 16 Arc User
    Rest in peace Wickid. :'(
    Neverwinter and PE wont be the same without you. You were the soul of PE. <3
  • forthewinwin#6386 forthewinwin Member, Administrator Posts: 7 Arc User
    I am incredibly sorry to hear this. My sincerest condolences to all who knew WiCKiD. He will be missed.
  • awful news. My thoughts are with the Loving Life Alliance and all his other friends here. I definitely support some sort of memorial for him in game.
  • kirkh59kirkh59 Member Posts: 4 Arc User
    Jesus what a sad new, he was such a good player, may god bless him, RIP
  • smagahsmagah2smagahsmagah2 Member Posts: 7 Arc User
    Any response from the dev team?
    Lorah,
    Leader of The Forge
  • centurion#4073 centurion Member Posts: 25 Arc User

    Any response from the dev team?

    Not since June 9th, "The build for Dragonslayer is already locked down" from @nitocris83

    Any update Cryptic?
  • fritz#8093 fritz Member Posts: 305 Arc User
    Tough to hear. I never developed a relation ingame, but he was such a familiar "face" in the zone chat that it's hard to imagine PE life without him. RIP
  • hustin1hustin1 Member, NW M9 Playtest Posts: 3,388 Arc User
    I feel for the folks at the Loving Life alliance. It's heartbreaking when we lose someone like that. I remember our guildie Hialune. She was a new player from Norway and she played a ranger. When I welcomed her to the guild as guild leader, one of the first things I said was that we needed to make her look like a proper ranger, so I gave her a Small Forest Stag mount. I remember how happy she was, circling like mad around the stronghold and jumping all over the place. She was always full of joy like that. She was with us off and on, later on more off than on. After a long hiatus, she was back, but it was her brother. He had logged onto her account to notify us that she had passed from cancer :cry: It still bothers me years later, so I can only imagine what the folks at WiCKiD's alliance are going through. I can only hope that you find peace as time goes on.
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  • alturiak#5810 alturiak Member Posts: 16 Arc User
    I heard the news today and I was very sad.

    It's been a while, almost since the lost ark was released, that people have been abandoning the NW.

    However, I got the impression that with the release of the new module, a lot of those people were coming back.

    Among all those people, I expected to meet again with the WiCKiD chats in PE (which could never be missing).

    Until I found out about this and well, this sense of loss washed over me. I honestly didn't know him beyond some message in the game; but this loss feels like something has been ripped out of the game.

    I hope you he rest in peace.
  • greywyndgreywynd Member, NW M9 Playtest Posts: 6,688 Arc User
    People have been abandoning NW since I started playing years ago.

    Have to admit, miss him calling the runs.
    I'm not looking for forgiveness, and I'm way past asking permission. Earth just lost her best defender, so we're here to fight. And if you want to stand in our way, we'll fight you too.
  • awebing#5506 awebing Member Posts: 2 Arc User
    edited July 6
    WickiD was not only a good friend for us, he was like a big brother, he belonged to the family.

    I remember exactly when we saw a call and followed it.

    Then he stood, WickiD, and began to dance.

    More and more followed his call, it was truly impressive, extraordinary, and almost all went to him, bowing to him, which he replied.

    On another day in the city at the big tree, we met, chatted and many who came by greeted him, bowed to him, which he always replied.

    I think this alone says more than enough about WickiD.

    He was like a positive magnet, he radiated positives, all the other positives were magically attracted to him.

    We can hardly imagine a world without him.

    He was always there when you needed help or just for a good conversation and expected nothing, just honesty.

    This void, this missing positive pole, just gone, it's simply unimaginable.

    We hope he could find what he was looking for.

    It is nice that he is allowed to move on, does not have to experience the development of this world anymore.

    It was always an enrichment when one was near him, talking to him, laughing with him, philosophizing about everything and the world.

    We would like to express our deepest condolences to all those who knew him.

    We will never forget you.

    We'll meet again.
    Post edited by awebing#5506 on
  • makahnimakahni Member Posts: 1 New User
    edited July 6
    WICKID
    He was always friendly whenever we logged in and saw that he wrote in the chat, we wrote him directly and asked him how he was doing.
    He was always so polite he listened, bowed to the players who were friendly to him thinking of him.
    He always sayed so help each Other so together we can do it all.
    He was always very happy when you wrote to him and always took time.
    He even tried to write German when he realized I didn't understand what he meant.
    It's so unreal that WICKID won't come online anymore, every day we watched the chat to see if he was there.
    We will miss you sorely our friend
    Rest in peace
  • tchefi#6735 tchefi Member Posts: 392 Arc User
    edited July 7
    My sincere condoleances to WickiD's family and friends.

    I met him when my brother and I were unguilded newbies, exploring, discovering and questing for the first time in the well of dragons. As everyone imagine, WickiD was calling a DR. After I asked him in private what it was about, he explained me, grouped us, kept us in his party during the run, and after our enthusiastic comments (for a newb a Dragon Run with ~30 players with all the mounts running around had some striking mind effect) and our thanks for the ride, in all kindness he took something like 30minutes of his time for us, we talked a bit about the game, about where we were from, he gave us some basic "advices for newby" and, to our embarrassment, gifted each of us a blue mount (he had noticed we were still on very slow "grey quality" ones).

    This was years ago... No doubt my little story is only one among many similar others with WickiD.
    I can't say I knew him well, our relationship was limited at some /bow in PE and little discussions maybe twice a year. But he was still representing, in my opinion, the incarnation of what playing a MMORPG is all about : happily sharing with each others.

    His warm welcoming and reassuring presence in Neverwinter is and will be deeply missed.

    Farewell WickiD, rest in peace.
  • thany#4351 thany Member Posts: 265 Arc User
    He won't get memorial npc ant that's obvious. This is d&d game and there is no place for a "real" person. To be honest - idk him but i know that he spammed and trolled in PE a lot. But he was doing that in a good/nice way. Maybe he helped some people but.... This is a game. We play games because we don't want rl sh** in games. I'am sorry that he passed away.
  • plasticbatplasticbat Member, NW M9 Playtest Posts: 11,135 Arc User
    edited July 8

    He won't get memorial npc ant that's obvious. This is d&d game and there is no place for a "real" person. To be honest - idk him but i know that he spammed and trolled in PE a lot. But he was doing that in a good/nice way. Maybe he helped some people but.... This is a game. We play games because we don't want rl sh** in games. I'am sorry that he passed away.

    Correction: you play games because you don't want rl sh** in games. You can't speak for anybody else.
    I actually heard more rl sh** of other people's life in game than heard that in real life. No, I have no problem for that.
    *** The game can read your mind. If you want it, you won't get it. If you don't expect to get it, you will. ***
  • smagahsmagah2smagahsmagah2 Member Posts: 7 Arc User

    He won't get memorial npc ant that's obvious. This is d&d game and there is no place for a "real" person. To be honest - idk him but i know that he spammed and trolled in PE a lot. But he was doing that in a good/nice way. Maybe he helped some people but.... This is a game. We play games because we don't want rl sh** in games. I'am sorry that he passed away.

    The game is just one of the many ways you get to know people in your life. It is not different from being in a bar, in a store or somewhere else. People playing the game have a life (... and I do hope you have one too). The game should not be something you use to run away from your own real life, that is really sad to hear.

    The guys (and chicks) who play the game dedicate some of their time to have fun here! More than that, some of these people sacrifice a little bit (or more) of their own fun to help others having fun. WiCKiD was one of those, and that's why a lot of people came here to say their final words to him and ask the game devs for some in-game stuff that could make us remember him during our time playing the game. The NPC is not much to ask (I'm a dev, so I know what I'm saying here). However, the game staff have the power to decide whether they'll give us something or not, not us. We're doing our part here, asking them the way what we want, the way we can.

    ^
    I know that other players passed aways before little WiCKiD and received no **** **** from the game. But let's say this is community's fault, not dev's, and we can fix it. I really have the hope that the devs will give us something (maybe not the NPC, idk, put a bust somewhere in PE, ...). That would show us that the devs are even listen to us, imo.

    This text is a blob, but I hope you'll get what I'm saying.





    Lorah,
    Leader of The Forge
  • tchefi#6735 tchefi Member Posts: 392 Arc User
    edited July 8

    This is a game. We play games because we don't want rl sh** in games.

    There are tons of games which are including a nod (subtle or obvious) to IRL, be it to a player, to a past event, to one people, even to brands...
    Leroy Jenkins in WoW has a NPC an achievement and a title (and a card in hearthstone), the daggers "lordsotheuses" in french Dofus were named after Lordsoth the first player to achieve level100 in that game, Skyrim has a Notched pickaxe (Notch is alias of the creator of minecraft), and that's only the 3 first ones immediately coming to my mind.

    I'm sure, if you look better, you can already find some discret ones in Neverwinter; like for exemple a Dr Martens reference on a certain pair of boots (or at least, we have one in the french localization).
    Would you mind, for exemple, droping a little wicked one-handed lance as a weapon skin for fighters from a dragon hunt (though, as a french, I would probably get a "méchante petite lance à une main") ?

  • callumf#9018 callumf Member Posts: 1,644 Arc User
    Yeah I "met" him virtually a few years ago. I was calling first line DR and he was part of a secondary DR. We chatted a bit afterwards and he complimented me on my calling. I had no idea who he was. A few months later I realised he had changed his toon name from Lil Wicked One to WickiD. And we chatted a bit, but not much.

    He was always so helpful in PE Zone chat and Tank Chat channel.

    We ended up doing a RTQ together some time earlier this year which was great fun, I was shouting the mechanics of CoDG and he was laughing.

    All in all a great chap from what I knew of him. Deserves an NPC. TOTALLY.

    Rest IN Piece and chug back some pots whilst you're out hunting those dragons mate.
  • grogthemagnifgrogthemagnif Member, NW M9 Playtest Posts: 1,644 Arc User
    Actually, TWO statues would be better, one for little wicked One and one for WickeD.
  • plasticbatplasticbat Member, NW M9 Playtest Posts: 11,135 Arc User
    edited July 29
    *** The game can read your mind. If you want it, you won't get it. If you don't expect to get it, you will. ***
  • andybones65andybones65 Member, NW M9 Playtest Posts: 61 Arc User
    That's great news.👍

  • vordraxianvordraxian Member Posts: 67 Arc User
    Big thanks to the Cryptic team for this memorial NPC. It looks perfect!
  • archmage#5149 archmage Member Posts: 43 Arc User
    The victory of Karens.
    Outrages demands achieved by intimidation and mobbing.
    Call the manager and make my friend immortal.
    And since some time has past and I can speak more directly, your friend was a busybody- low key bully -that leeched on new players for some self esteem boost.
    He was ill informed, the worst player with no achievements, blabbering in PE or whatever player gathered 24/7.
    A monument for Karens in a game where Karens are now in charge.
    What is next on the agenda?
    And plasticbat, = they are answering the call?-you get 3 more pixeli on your npc by forum post.
    .

  • muschellka#7783 muschellka Member Posts: 111 Arc User
    Exactly right. He hated endgame players, he was writing with great contempt about dps (he called them floor-tanks), ridiculed others and was a hopeless tank, which was evident even in his own "videos".
    He had a nasty custom of spitting on those who questioned his questionable skills.
    I was watching with embarrassment the actions of recruiting new players to the forum to ensure his "immortality" .
    Pathetic.
    I don't know why cryptic succumbed to this pressure.
  • smagahsmagah2smagahsmagah2 Member Posts: 7 Arc User
    The floor-tank thing is a thing. Unfortunatelly, a lot of endgame dps know no *blossoms* about the game. Raise you hand if you ran vos with a roguei in your party using the roll-smoke-death-scroll build... Well, this is not the place to discuss about potatoes anyways.

    Thanks cryptic for hearing us and giving us a reason to visit WoD more often.
    Lorah,
    Leader of The Forge
  • awebing#5506 awebing Member Posts: 2 Arc User
    Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

    we cannot understand the latest reports.

    We got to know WickID positively and knew Him positively throughout the years.

    As mentioned, he belonged to our family.

    Respectful.

    LoGC Ronny Ebing
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