The Future of Guardian David Bowie (RIP Goblin King)

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What do I do with Bowie?

Poll ended at Mon Jan 25, 2016 3:37 am

Keep his name in memory of the man himself.
Change his name in respect for the dead.
No votes
Never play him ever again.
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Total votes : 3

The Future of Guardian David Bowie (RIP Goblin King)

Postby AkaLuna » Mon Jan 11, 2016 3:37 am

Not too long ago I was approached with sad news, David Bowie had passed away January 10, 2016. Normally this would be the case of just another star fading out, but for me this isn't really the case. When I first started Guild Wars 2, I named my guardian David Bowie. This started as a joke and then grew to be so much more than that. Because of Bowie, I wouldn't even be a part of Refugee Gaming. With Bowie, I was able to make several friends and learn more about the man himself through his fans. I've also been made to memorize the lyrics to Dance, Magic Dance on top of Space Odyssey.

I know nowadays I rarely pop on, but I still play GW2 randomly. Unfortunately, with the news of David Bowie's Passing, I'm unsure what to do with my guardian. Do I change his name in respect for the dead or do I keep his name in memorandum of a great singer/songwriter/goblin king?
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Re: The Future of Guardian David Bowie (RIP Goblin King)

Postby Berenstain » Mon Jan 11, 2016 9:55 am

Keep the name. The world has monuments, memorials, and history books for good reason - we honor those who are gone by remembering them. And this includes naming children after elders or ancestors in a family.

As you stated, David Bowie's name became something of significance in your life. Maintaining that name shows respect and keeps memories alive.
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Re: The Future of Guardian David Bowie (RIP Goblin King)

Postby ∑• Pudds » Mon Jan 11, 2016 12:17 pm


That name is way too important to both yourself and the rest of us. I'd be sad to see it go.
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Re: The Future of Guardian David Bowie (RIP Goblin King)

Postby sadatoni » Wed Feb 10, 2016 10:12 am

While I'm late at commenting on this.... keep it. He would be honored.
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