The Memorial Walk

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The Memorial Walk celebrates the memory of those we have lost. It occurs annually on June 1st through 3rd. On the first day, those who wish to participate walk between memorials as described below, then disperse or gather to sit vigil or celebrate at the memorial locations or around the Forest as they deem fit. The second and third days allow anyone who missed the initial walk to join and participate. There is no "right" or "wrong" way to remember our loved ones, as long as you are not disrupting others who are remembering; follow your heart. When a community member passes on, their memorial location is added at the end of the path and becomes a part of the Memorial Walk for all following years. In this way, they are never forgotten.

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The Path
Each memorial location is represented by a yellow ribbon on the map below (drag to your URL bar to see the full size). The two "main" walks occur at 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM CST of the first day. After arriving at each memorial, one minute of silence is observed before moving to the next memorial. The walk begins at Run's memorial, closest to the Ruins, then goes to Flyleaf's memorial at the Poppy Patch, and concludes at Fincayra's memorial at Fern Hill.


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Li'l bump, since this is

Li'l bump, since this is about a month away.
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This is beautiful. They truly

This is beautiful. They truly deserve this kind of love and care. <3
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It will be an honor to

It will be an honor to remember our beloved players who died peacefully.
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Ehh time goes so fast...

Ehh time goes so fast...
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I love this idea so much,

I love this idea so much, hope I'll be able to join the walk.

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I want to make a point of

I want to make a point of remembering this.
Aivilo's picture

Little reminder. Next

Little reminder. Next Tuesday.
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I’m so upset I won’t be home

I’m so upset I won’t be home tomorrow for this. But I’ll be there in spirit.
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Kimi, please come by on the

Kimi, please come by on the other two days if you can! I'd be happy to walk with you if I'm around.
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Ivi I do have the evenings of

Ivi I do have the evenings of the other two days- hopefully I can hop
on then! I appreciate it ♥
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Thank you for the great idea.

Thank you for the great idea. <3
It's been a while since I came here and luckily, I'm here for the last day of this year... <3

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By the way, feel free to walk

By the way, feel free to walk with Solaya if you want. I'm currently at Flyleaf's memorial, just in case (:

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Aivilo's picture

Just under two weeks

Just under two weeks
IoRez's picture

I will try to be there.

I will try to be there.

I'd like to feature this on

I'd like to feature this on the map.

I have an idea of putting these players' pictograms in their memorial places on the map, for the time of the event (the pictograms'd be in a different size/color, though).
It could be symbolic of how they're still with us, in a way. On the other hand, I see how it could be upsetting, specifically to people who were close/family to them, and that is not my intent.
So, I'd appreciate it if somebody put this up for discussion where everyone can see it and gave me the results.
If this concept proves upsetting to at least one person, I'll scrap that and go for a neutral design. (like a simple marker that shows a name/tef username when hovered)
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@Uit - I like the idea, but I

@Uit - I like the idea, but I do also worry the pictograms themselves might be a little jarring to see on the map. I use a yellow ribbon as a marker on my custom map.

Thanks for the feedback. I

Thanks for the feedback. I can't exactly feel if a design choice is wrong, I can only estimate.
I'll think of something, and use the ribbon, if it doesn't come to me.
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Ah, only a couple days away.

Ah, only a couple days away. Thankfully my work schedule won't interfere.
Urschanabi's picture

I have a question: could we

I have a question: could we perhaps have a quick voting on the event time among those who are planning to participate?
Because none of the two time options suits European players very well: it's something like 13:00-15:00 and 01:00-03:00 in various parts of Europe. Considering that all three days of the event are week days, I'm afraid that not many will be able to attend. At least, as far as I remember, last year very few people took part in the event.
/Ed.: Or maybe have a different time on each of the three days, to cover more time zones.

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Urschanabi- it’s meant to be

Urschanabi- it’s meant to be a low-stress, self-driven event. The two times on day 1 are mostly to promote the formation of a couple larger groups, but it is 100% okay and encouraged for people to get together whenever it’s convenient for them (hence days 2 and 3 are not organized, so that anyone can participate at any time without feeling like they need to be active at a certain time or like they’re obligated to be with a group in order to walk). If you have a group that wants to organize a separate time, by all means please do so!

That said, I don’t see any harm in maybe doing “big walks” every 6 hours on day one instead of just the two 12-hour ones. I’d like days 2 and 3 to stay unorganized though, to keep it stress free so everyone can participate at their leisure without feeling like they’re missing something or having to stretch their schedule.

Additionally, we could move the first day to be the first Saturday of every June, but that means the date will be different each year. I picked set dates mainly so it would be easy to remember and put on a calendar.
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I won't be able to make the

I won't be able to make the walk, but I hope there are still some around I can sit with later.

Aivilo, Happen to have a

Aivilo,
Happen to have a png/svg of that ribbon?

Kaoori,
I'll gladly sit/walk with you if I'm online.
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Uit - It's just a shape from

Uit - It's just a shape from Photoshop Elements. Here's a PNG and a PSD
https://www.dropbox.com/s/wmaw40ni88p91oe/ribbon.png?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/zy7bal2ktwjc126/ribbon.psd?dl=0

Appreciate it, thank you.

Appreciate it, thank you.
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I will be there to

I will be there to participate this memorial walk. This should bring dedication to all of us.
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@Aivilo: Ok, nevermind, I see

@Aivilo:
Ok, nevermind, I see there were quite a few people this time, so I guess it's still fine as it is
Also idk about the rest of Europe, but I've asked on the Russian sever, and people voted against the idea of doing the 'big walks' every 6 hours.
Appreciate your reply and the options given tough. Personally I'm ok with all of them, just wanted to make sure it suits everyone.

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