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These Memorial Stones really have me stymied.  Rather than submit nothing at all or something cringe-worthy, I'd like to donate them to all members of the community (mods included) who would otherwise not have an opportunity to contribute something in-game.  There are a lot of creative minds on this forum, so I'm hoping at least a few of you will be able to come up with something worthy to be in the game. 

 

From what I understand, there is a place for a name on the Memorial Stone that can be around 40 - 43 characters in length (?).  I'm guessing that when you either mouse-over or click on the Stone, the message appears which can be up to 200 characters in length.  Below is a visual of how much space that entails:

 

The amount of space available for the name:

 

01234567890123456789012345678901234567890123 

 

The amount of space available for the message:

 

0123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789

0123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789

 

Or vertically:

 

0123456789012345678901234567890123456789

0123456789012345678901234567890123456789

0123456789012345678901234567890123456789

0123456789012345678901234567890123456789

0123456789012345678901234567890123456789

 

It could be any variation of the above - they were just examples.

 

Feel free to add your initials or some other identifier to indicate it's your work.  It's up to you.  I'll just be copy/pasting them into the surveys on your behalf.   Please offer any suggestions you may have on how the community should pick the two winners.  I'm going to be technology-free for awhile, so I'll check back in a few days.  I would like to have them submitted no later than Saturday as Obsidian is anxious for the submissions.

 

Thanks everyone, and I really hope this turns into a fun thread for all.  :grin:

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These Memorial Stones really have me stymied.  Rather than submit nothing at all or something cringe-worthy, I'd like to donate them to all members of the community (mods included) who would otherwise not have an opportunity to contribute something in-game.  There are a lot of creative minds on this forum, so I'm hoping at least a few of you will be able to come up with something worthy to be in the game. 
 
From what I understand, there is a place for a name on the Memorial Stone that can be around 40 - 43 characters in length (?).  I'm guessing that when you either mouse-over or click on the Stone, the message appears which can be up to 200 characters in length.  Below is a visual of how much space that entails:
 
The amount of space available for the name:
 
01234567890123456789012345678901234567890123 
 
The amount of space available for the message:
 
0123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789
0123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789
 
Or vertically:
 
0123456789012345678901234567890123456789
0123456789012345678901234567890123456789
0123456789012345678901234567890123456789
0123456789012345678901234567890123456789
0123456789012345678901234567890123456789
 
It could be any variation of the above - they were just examples.
 
Feel free to add your initials or some other identifier to indicate it's your work.  It's up to you.  I'll just be copy/pasting them into the surveys on your behalf.   Please offer any suggestions you may have on how the community should pick the two winners.  I'm going to be technology-free for awhile, so I'll check back in a few days.  I would like to have them submitted no later than Saturday as Obsidian is anxious for the submissions.
 
Thanks everyone, and I really hope this turns into a fun thread for all.  :grin:

 

 

This is a nice gesture on your part squeakymeister. I would suggest you put something on the memorial stones similar to " I want Romance in PoE" .... :wowey:

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"What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead" - Nelson Mandela

 

 

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I would suggest you put something on the memorial stones similar to " I want Romance in PoE" .... :wowey:

That would be hilarious just to watch all the whiners rage.

 

A very generous offer SqueakyCat. :thumbsup:


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Since Bruce started it with his romance suggestion... :p

Bruce the Lover

A problem he'd hoped remained hidden
came to the light of day quite unbidden;

forbidden was the marrying of women three

when found out he made his last decree

- "Romance isn't dead, its resting"
 

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In Memoriam of our fallen companion, Romance:

 

On 14 September 2012, the opening shot is fired and stylishly locked by Big Green. It was a tiny glimpse into what lay ahead. As the Kickstarter begins, sides are taken and skirmishes ensue between the factions. Without leadership, the trolls gain the upper hand.

 

The first Poll thread appears and the leaders begin to emerge. The Anti-faction is championed by Monte Carlo and TwinkieGorilla, the Pro-faction by BruceVC and The Merin. Numerous threads begin to emerge, as well as more poll threads. Suddenly, a hush comes over the battlefield when Metiman has visions of birdcages. Only twelve days into the Kickstarter, a moratorium on Romance is put into effect. Two weeks later, a new thread arises and Big Green decrees: Only One Romance Thread May Exist In The Realm.

 

Untethered by the restriction, the factions continue to spar in the first of The "Unofficial" P.E. Relationship/Romance threads and then the second. A wiley soldier tried to circumvent Big Green's decree by taking the 'sexuality and mature content' path, but was quickly taken into custody by the local law, Tale. Newbies entered the fray, but were escorted out with helpful advice about donning flame retardant suits.

 

With the advent of the Unofficial P.E. Relationship/Romance Thread pt. 3, a Champion falls in battle. The Merin was ensnared in a trap of his own words by the Anti-faction sleuth, Bos_hybrid. The Merin was never again seen in the kingdom, but left a heartfelt message to its inhabitants in his wake. There have been reported sightings of The Merin in his faraway homeland but nothing confirmed.

 

For seven months, the Relationship/Romance Thread IV brought about a time of uneasy peace between the factions. Many returned to their homes knowing they could be recruited at a moments notice.

 

The 28th Romance thread arose on 4 September 2013 and was quickly redirected to the current thread at that time with Gorth's unequaled flare.

 

On 11 February 2014, the Town Crier, C2B, brought news from King Sawyer and a call-to-arms was heard throughout the kingdom. The Pro-faction, with one of its champions in self-imposed exile, looked to BruceVC for leadership. NanoPaladin looked to science for the answers.

 

King Sawyer, in an attempt to quell the uprising, issues a formal Proclamation dashing forever the dream of finding love in PoE.

 

 

R.I.P. Romance

You just have to shorten it a bit and you're set. ;)

 

Alternatively, you can go with:

 

"Roses are red,

violets are blue

romance is dead

and that's a good thing, too.

 

R.I.P. Romance"

Edited by Doppelschwert
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Rather than trivializing the addition, might I suggest simply choosing a tasteful quote from the bard?


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Do something about golden codpieces and boobplate.


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Here's a few tries:

 

Here lies The Chosen One.

No-one knows who chose him, or what they chose for.

Now here he lies forevermore.

 

Here lies Adahn.

Try coming back from this.

*On further inspection, the soil around this grave appears disturbed, as though something had been recently unearthed, or somehow managed to unearth itself.*

 

Here lies Gygax(Or possibly Zagyg, if that's too obvious).

Rolling in his grave.

 

(Replace xx with whatever's appropriate within the setting's dating system, ex 1921-1948)

Here lied Vlad Dracul

xx21-xx48, xx58-xx74, xx95-xx96, x(x+1)00-x(x+1)05, x(x+1)10-

(Universal studios Dracula, Hammer Horror Dracula, Mel Brooks Dracula, no-one cares Dracula, and Hammer Horror is back and needs to do another Dracula respectively.)

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Since Bruce started it with his romance suggestion... :p

 

Bruce the Lover

 

A problem he'd hoped remained hidden

came to the light of day quite unbidden;

forbidden was the marrying of women three

when found out he made his last decree

- "Romance isn't dead, its resting"

 

 

Thats clever, I like that :biggrin:

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"What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead" - Nelson Mandela

 

 

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Do something about golden codpieces and boobplate.

 

Here lies Mr. and Mrs. Findangle

 

It was love at first sight

Love still in last light

His golden codpiece

matched her golden booplate

and the world was made right.

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I like the romance idea. Put it into the cold, cold ground once and for all. :p And then, after examining the "memorial stone" (which I assume is some kind of gravestone), the corpse within emerges as a zombie and tries to smother you to death with a binding hug. He's hungry for love.

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It would be funnier if it made some of the less mentally stable NPC's grouse non-stop for the rest of the game. :lol:

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A haiku, methinks...

 

 

Romance in the game:

An unnatural longing whining

On the poor forum.

Edited by Monte Carlo
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Here lied

Ray

Patrick

Greg

dying a long painful death, he has been resurrected recently by Obsidian stone.

May he prosper in unlife.


^

 

 

I agree that that is such a stupid idiotic pathetic garbage hateful retarded scumbag evil satanic nazi like term ever created. At least top 5.

 

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Here lies Old Yarrick, Hero of yesteryore

A righteous wise man of mystery and war
On his deathbed people came from far and wide
To wish him well, be by his side
No one knows what to make of his last croon
'Always, always, keep the pantaloons'

 

 

 

 

Thanks for the opportunity. I had some good fun writing this.

 

I'm not sure if the name of the stone and the message of it will flow into one another in game. Hopefully they do.

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Here lies dyslexic Arnie

 

I was offered to be named Isacc Fire

They said I could write my own tones

Little did I know I'd have to be nails

Rap once to pay spectres, twice to awake the dead.

 

Ok so that was horrible and easily decipherable. Tells a very short story and a connotation wherever it is. Plus an homage to an old title. If I thought about it for more than a min I'd do a better job.

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I think the text: "Is this like a runestone or something?" would be kind of funny for players to see inscribed there. Sorry I can't contribute with anything else right now :|
It could continue with a line below it "Yes it is, and you missed your chance of being forever remembered!" And another line "So did you!" ... etc.. uhm...

I can find the door m'self


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Hmm, since I have some time and a glass of wine

 

Thanks everyone, and I really hope this turns into a fun thread for all.  :grin:

 

Squeaky was a cat
Who the romance threads did roam
And a minute later
His head did explode

 

At the inquest of his death
The judge ruled ‘suicide’
As who visit such threads
Always die a little inside.

 

(191 chars)

 

Do something about golden codpieces and boobplate.

 

Codpieces, boobplate
Waifus and Jailbait
Hooray they’re finally dead
Obsidian knocked them on the head

 

Bury them very deep
Tramp the dirt with our feet
Oh no, the modders came
To bring them to life again

 

(196 chars)

I think the text: "Is this like a runestone or something?" would be kind of funny for players to see inscribed there. Sorry I can't contribute with anything else right now :|
It could continue with a line below it "Yes it is, and you missed your chance of being forever remembered!" And another line "So did you!" ... etc.. uhm...

I can find the door m'self

 

Is this a rune or something?
Insidious did inquire
Seeing the glyph on the door
As she did retire

 

The answer was short and swift
In a *BANG* heard near and far
And what remained of her
We put in this jar

 

(196 chars) :biggrin:

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i'll think on this and see if i can come up with something decent. really nice offer squeaky.

 

i have to say i love the first romance poem. that was really well done.


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I don't think that direct references to real-world discussions will be accepted by the devs. Again, I will link the Betrayal at Krondor epitaphs so that you can get some ideas for immersive, appropriate memorial stone texts. Here's some more: Guild Wars 2.

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i dunno, i think that romance one would be considering the way it was done.


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I don't think that direct references to real-world discussions will be accepted by the devs. Again, I will link the Betrayal at Krondor epitaphs so that you can get some ideas for immersive, appropriate memorial stone texts. Here's some more: Guild Wars 2.

 

To me:  It is more resonating to have an average person who did something heroic gifted a memorial rather than a fabled warrior or King. 

 

- "Here lies my daughter, our village's potter, whose young life was cut short while rescuing her sister.  I will never forget you. - Mom"

 

- "The resting place of my love Athena who could fold herself into a pretzel and hop around."

 

In summary:  I like the Guild Wars 2 examples...nice, short, and sweet...but not necessarily the ones that rhyme.

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I guess this was to be expected.  To Bruce, Gifted, etal,  I hope you will all collaborate on a Memorial Stone about romance.  If well written, I would happily provide you with a survey for it (seriously).  Since it is text only (no images), I can rest safe in the knowledge that my eyes will not feel compelled to leap to their death at the sight of a diaper-clad adult cartoon character trying to emote passion. :biggrin:

 

Thank you, Gifted1, for answering the question I posed in a previous thread.  Clarity is always welcome.

 

To everyone who chose to continue to wage battle in a nonexistent war, I am more than happy to accommodate you with your 34th platform to do so as this thread was never about trying to provide some incline to the Memorial Stones tens of thousands of people will be reading once the game is released.

 

To those of you providing your ideas for a Memorial Stone, thank you very, very much.  If you have more than one idea, please continue posting. 

 

I'm going back to vacation mode.    I'll check back in a couple of days.

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Valeska the Actress

 

There was no role she could not play.

So natural in talent,

so powerful in conviction.

So good in fact was she, that we

are not entirely sure she's deceased.

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