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#1 Dracoth Simertet

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Posted 16 January 2015 - 04:01 PM

This March I'll have been in Red Fed for four years and athough a change in work shifts a while back has meant I haven't been as active in day to day RvB as I would like, I've been enjoying Ganked nights since pretty much the start and anyone part of the alliance tourment team will know me well. 
 
In 2013 I met many of you at Fanfest and Eve Vegas and had an amazing time talking about internet spaceships with my fellow nerds. As those of you who were at Eve Vegas last year will know I wasn't very well and it's long overdue I give you guys an update on how I'm doing. 
 
When I landed back from Vegas I had an endoscopy later that same day, straight after that I was told I probably had cancer. I was refered for a CT scan and a doctors meeting later confirmed it was indeed cancer of the oesophagus. 
 
Another meeting and the doctor in charge of my treatment advised there isn't a cure and that chemotherapy may be able to extend the time I have left. Just before Christmas I had my first and only chemotherapy session, to say it didn't go well is a bit of an understatement and I've decided to end the treatment. 
 
I have no intention of spending a single moment of the time I have left being miserable or sad, while it might be a bit of a push as of now I'm not ruling out a trip to Fanfest or Eve Vegas. For now my plan is to stay pain free and out of hospital as long as I can. 
 
I do intend to get back to some more spaceship action once I'm feeling better and will be helping out with the AT team as much as I can. 
 
 
o7
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#2 Del DelVechio

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Posted 16 January 2015 - 04:07 PM

I have had the pleasure of meeting Drac on two occasions, Fanfest and Eve Vegas.  Both times were fantastic.  In real life Drac is cool, laid back, and fun to hang with.  Its very sad to read that post, but its good to know that you are planning to do the best you can.  I hope life treats you well for as long as possible.

 

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#3 Lady Ayeipsia

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Posted 16 January 2015 - 04:09 PM

As Del says, I hope life treats you well. Thanks for being such a great member of red. Greatly appreciated.
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Posted 16 January 2015 - 04:15 PM

Just so unfair, Dracoth, just so unfair :(  

 

(( hugs!! ))


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Posted 16 January 2015 - 04:18 PM

I can only echo the statements of those before me. Thank you for being part of our grand social experience. I wish you all the best.

O7

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#6 Wiiggls

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Posted 16 January 2015 - 04:30 PM

Your a great guy drac, had a bast with you in the ATX! Hopefully I will be able to get back into the pixel spaceship explosion world to pew with you again! If not then keep having a blast dude, you are such a big part of the positive side of RvB and have been for a long time. 

 

Keep positive dude 

 

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#7 Vash Aideron

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Posted 16 January 2015 - 04:46 PM

I look forward to flying with you as many times as I can 

 

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Posted 16 January 2015 - 04:48 PM

Hi Drac

 

I know we have never spoken or met but unfortunately I know really well what it's like to lose someone to cancer. My thoughts are with you and your family! Don't write yourself off mate, enjoy your life!

 

If you intend to play and need anything ingame - please drop me a line!

 

Stay strong!

 

 


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#9 Combat Mink

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Posted 16 January 2015 - 06:35 PM

I have had the pleasure also of meeting Drac In real life at Fanfest, good times all round, If you go to something In the near future I'll keep an open schedule 


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Posted 16 January 2015 - 07:19 PM

Drac, man I am so sorry to hear this. It's hard news and you know we all hope the best for you.

I am totally with you on your plan to stay out of the hospital as long as you can.

Know I will keep you in my prayers for a miracle.
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Posted 16 January 2015 - 08:19 PM

i dont know what to say that hasn't already been said, only that i'm incredibly sorry to hear this, although i'm glad that you've decide to enjoy your life while you can.

o7

 


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#12 Xan Drakov

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Posted 16 January 2015 - 08:20 PM

Spent half an hour at the end of work trying to find some words. A trip to the pub for a heavy drinking session later and the wife propping me back up again and not much has changed.

 

Sometimes there just aren't any words.

 

We've spilt the same elite space pixel blood, in the same elite space pixel mud. It's strange how something can mean so much, and yet so little.

 

Does a Rattlesnake Victory Edition roam to Amamake top belt grab anyone?


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#13 Dracoth Simertet

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Posted 16 January 2015 - 08:38 PM

Firstly thank you everyone for your kind words, it's meant a lot to me. 

 

I've had a couple of offers to make sure I'm not wasting any time on PvE, thank you again, but I have stacks and stacks of isk and plenty of ships left to blow up  :)

 

Xan leave the roam organising to Mang he does it much cheaper lol  ;)

 

o7

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#14 Xan Drakov

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Posted 16 January 2015 - 08:59 PM

Firstly thank you everyone for your kind words, it's meant a lot to me. 

 

I've had a couple of offers to make sure I'm not wasting any time on PvE, thank you again, but I have stacks and stacks of isk and plenty of ships left to blow up  :)

 

Xan leave the roam organising to Mang he does it much cheaper lol  ;)

 

o7

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It's only space pixels. The damn thing's only going to sit in my hanger anyway quad XL-ASB fit for the odd undock asshattery. Holding Amamake top belt for as long as possible (probably not very long) seems more fitting.


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#15 Delling Kessel

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Posted 16 January 2015 - 09:26 PM

Dracoth, i don't know you that well but i'm deeply saddened to hear this. And like Delucian said i will also keep you in my thoughts and prayers. It is also very inspiring that your outlook is so upbeat, and i wish you nothing but the best, and hope that you can stick around pain free for as long as possible. 


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#16 Dracoth Simertet

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Posted 16 January 2015 - 09:31 PM

It's only space pixels. The damn thing's only going to sit in my hanger anyway quad XL-ASB fit for the odd undock asshattery. Holding Amamake top belt for as long as possible (probably not very long) seems more fitting.

 

 

Fair point I do like the idea of holding Amamake top belt, it's where I got my first proper taste of pvp. 

 

 

 

I few people have mentioned meeting up at Fanfest or Eve Vegas, I'm also going to try for Eve_NT in Nottingham Feb 7th 

 

https://forums.eveon...182&find=unread

 

o7

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#17 Wiiggls

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Posted 16 January 2015 - 10:13 PM

I will try and make the nottingham event mate. No better reason to pop my eve immersion bubble!! 


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Posted 16 January 2015 - 11:32 PM

Sometimes there just aren't the words. I just don't know what to say... If you can make eve NT I'll make sure i'm there.

 

 

You'll be in my prayers


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Posted 16 January 2015 - 11:39 PM

Keep yer head up and keep fighting!! My thoughts are with Dracoth!!  RvB is a Community / Family! We fight , Bicker , Love ,Hate but in the end we still a family! 

 

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Posted 17 January 2015 - 01:32 PM

"You're going to look pretty silly with that knife sticking out of your ass." - we never met in person, so this catchy phrase and your voice on comms (AT/Ganked/Purple) - it's how I know you.

That's really sad to hear that. Hard and unfair. So, as others already said, hope life treats you well and let you cross out everything important from your bucket list.

Keep calm and positive! From the AT experience we had together, I know you can do this so well.
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