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  • Rodo
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    Originally posted by Munchbacca View Post
    Hello Munchbacca from SWG here. I randomly saw TCO boards on my old bookmarks and decided to pay a visit. Unfortunately, I see this news about the passing of Relan. Very sad to hear, condolences to his friends here and his family.
    Hey Munch! Thanks for stopping by...crazy that it's getting close to a year already.

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  • Munchbacca
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    Hello Munchbacca from SWG here. I randomly saw TCO boards on my old bookmarks and decided to pay a visit. Unfortunately, I see this news about the passing of Relan. Very sad to hear, condolences to his friends here and his family.

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  • Falkin
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    Was thinking about the old TCO days, so I thought I would check in, but I was shocked and devastated to learn this news. My deepest condolences to Relan's family. Rest easy my friend.

    -Zane

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  • Skotticus
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    This is a sad shock. I thought I'd checked this board just last week, but apparently it's been at least a couple months. It's devastating to learn that Relan has passed.

    To say he was anything less than legendary would be to criminally understate what he gave to the projects he loved. To TCO, he was a fixture and a foundation. He was and is the soul of TCO. He brought this group through so much-- not just games or drama, but life. It's hard to imagine him not being here with us anymore.

    I didn't know him well beyond TCO or gaming, but I know how much he loved TCO. Thank you Rodo et al. for organizing a memorial for him, even if I didn't get to attend. I love you all and look forward to whatever comes next.

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  • gegoran
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    Wow, so sad to see this. I look back on my long time with TCO with such great memories. I don't even know what lead me to check the forums today. From SWG beta, WoW, and SW TOR, from member to Councilor to retirement, Relan was there through it all. I remember endless conversations in leadership channels trying to make TCO the best it could be. My best to the family and friends who knew him best. TCO Forever. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVxZJCpH-ME For those of you who want a trip down memory lane.

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  • Kealles
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    So sad to hear about this! It's been many years since I've been in these parts, but dropped by today to see if there was any activity. This was the last thing I expected to see. TCO was my first, and really only home, throughout my MMO life, and looking back, Relan played a huge role even in encouraging the career choice that has ultimately taken me to where I am now. He will greatly be missed.

    And along with Khazid, I'm certainly going to make an effort to rekindle some of the wonderful friendships we had here.

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  • Khazid
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    I will echo Tutt's words. I was so thankful that Chris, no strike that, Relan was in my life. Seeing some of you again (some for the first time) on this past Saturday was a joy. I am sure he is somewhere smiling at the fact we had a virtual remembrance for him.

    I have joined up here again and will work to not become a stranger again. Too many of you were big factors in the time we spent in Galaxies.

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  • Tuttiak
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    I am so sorry for your family and friends, bud. I am heartbroken. Chris was a solid guy. Even though we drifted apart in terms of time spent ig, I would love to see his stuff come across my FB feed. He just radiated life.

    After I processed the news and looked back on our time together, I am so thankful to discover the positive residue that filthy jacket left all over my life.

    I am truly saddened, but I am entirely grateful. Words just aren't enough.

    Talus Forever.

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  • Rodo
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    If anyone else out there hasn't received email information about the memorial by now and would like to attend this weekend, please PM me or Sam and we'll get the information to you. Thanks all.

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  • Joesicar
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    Sad very sad this news, sadder that I was not paying attention to this website or facebook to notice it. What a true shame. I learned SWTOR under him and was proud meeting him. Starzia’s and his wedding celebration seems to recent. Starz my heart goes out to you. Relan will not be forgotten.

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  • Rodo
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    I'm posting a link in the TCO Lounge for any photos or videos anyone would like to share, thanks all.

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  • Mithrin
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    Originally posted by Rodo View Post
    I know the feeling Mith. It's easy to take for granted these online relationships we've all built up over the years. You just expect to always be able to reach out to someone. If you have more pics or videos, definitely please start gathering them. We'll be putting out a call for that kind of stuff in the next few days. PROBABLY thinking of just opening up a Google Drive share for everyone to drop things rather than me or Sam being the bottle-neck.
    Got it, Rodo. I have about 1,000 screenshots between SWG, EQII, & TOR, another 1,000 from STO (although TCO's stint in that game was quite short), and almost 6,000 from LotRO. I've gotta have a few good memories in that ~3.5GB.

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  • Rodo
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    Originally posted by Mithrin View Post
    I'm... not even sure how to process this news. Relan/Chris was our guiding light in SWG, EQII, LotRO, and beyond, and the world is a darker place without him. He was a good friend and brother to many of us in-game & IRL. I got a lot of good advice from him over the years we gamed together, and I deeply regret that I drifted away from MMOs, and TCO in general, as time went by. I always assumed we'd have time to reconnect, you know?

    May the Force be with you, Jacketman, and may the Valar watch over you on your journey across the sea.



    I've got all sorts of screenshots from those early games with Relan if anyone's interested. For now, I'll keep it to this pic I have of the infamous jacket.

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    I know the feeling Mith. It's easy to take for granted these online relationships we've all built up over the years. You just expect to always be able to reach out to someone. If you have more pics or videos, definitely please start gathering them. We'll be putting out a call for that kind of stuff in the next few days. PROBABLY thinking of just opening up a Google Drive share for everyone to drop things rather than me or Sam being the bottle-neck.

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  • Mithrin
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    I'm... not even sure how to process this news. Relan/Chris was our guiding light in SWG, EQII, LotRO, and beyond, and the world is a darker place without him. He was a good friend and brother to many of us in-game & IRL. I got a lot of good advice from him over the years we gamed together, and I deeply regret that I drifted away from MMOs, and TCO in general, as time went by. I always assumed we'd have time to reconnect, you know?

    May the Force be with you, Jacketman, and may the Valar watch over you on your journey across the sea.



    I've got all sorts of screenshots from those early games with Relan if anyone's interested. For now, I'll keep it to this pic I have of the infamous jacket.

    YT-2400.jpg

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  • Rodo
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    I thought I'd share some comments from Holocron himself, Raph Koster about Chris....

    "Stunned and saddened to hear that Christopher Fisher passed away.

    I first interacted with Chris back on the Star Wars Galaxies forums all the way back in 2001 or 2002, where as KStarfire he was a central pillar of the community. Engaged, funny, opinionated, cheerful and positive, he was eventually a member of the Galactic Senate.

    When I founded Metaplace, he was interested right from the get-go, and became one of the top creators on the service. So many hours hanging out in our worlds, chatting, trading code tips, talking online worlds, listening to music...
    Eventually we offered him a job, and he sat just a few desks away from mine, continuing on through the Playdom era and long after I had left, working there at Disney.

    It is a tragic loss, and my deep deep condolences to Kristy Fisher and all his family and friends. He will very much be missed."

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