If the popular role-playing, management and strategy game, EVE Online, is known for anything, it is due to the care and care with which its players treat all the available resources and take the opportunity to pay tributes. Within its virtual galaxy known as New Eden, is the Molea Cemetery, a special place that orbits the planet’s first moon, which has been working for more than a decade: some pilots have dedicated themselves to collecting the corpses of characters dead in the game and gather them in that location.
But interestingly, Molea has also become a place to commemorate players who have passed away in real life. Despite the fact that this cemetery has always been an unofficial phenomenon, born from the initiative of the users, there are more than a thousand monuments in memory of each one of them. Recently, CCP Games took an interest in the place and installed a new basalt column statue with a headlight capable of emitting rising light, as a way of recognizing the landmark.
CCP Games has recognized the cemetery as official and will preserve it
This step by the studio is particularly special because it will make the Molea Cemetery a permanent feature on EVE Online. Since the project was started in 2007 by a player named Azia Burgi , the place of worship has faced a series of existential threats , most of them due to the changing nature of the video game itself. Without going any further in 2008, with a code modification, Burgi had to build a star base to preserve any loose objects, such as the graves in the cemetery.
Fortunately, CCP Games has listened to hundreds of players who have worried about the fate of creation, after announcing that the bases were to be updated. The study has placed the luminous monument as a way of indicating that the area will have special rules within a radius of 200 kilometers and thus avoid being lost by the different modifications of the game. The PC Gamer media outlet has been able to interview Azia Burgi and we invite you to take a look at it if you want to know more about the difficulties that it has had to face to preserve the cemetery.