Strangest Resubscription Event Ever?

30 Jul

So I get this email linking to the July newsletter for Richard(tm) Garriott’s(tm) Tabula(tm) Rasa(tm) from NCSoft (also tm).


So after R(tm)G(tm) was put out to pasture by NCSoft, he decides to visit the International Space Station.  Check.

But now they’ve cooked up this whole Operation Immortality thing…. I’m confused, and yes, perhaps a bit disturbed by it all.

Aside from the dubious merit of leaving the “digitized DNA” (whatever the hell that is) of gamers in orbit, I’ve got to wonder whether this is simply a slick way of the Garriott’s getting NCSoft to pick up the tab on shooting R(tm)G(tm) off in a Soyuz rocket…

I can only imagine the so-called “immortality drive” that will be used as an “off site archive” of humanity’s achievements is little more than an NCSoft thumbdrive left in the ISS’s glove box for eternity.  Of course, the ISS will come tumbling down some day as well, so maybe the should just flush it in a not-so-similar send off to that of Spock’s in Wrath of Khan…

Is it just me or is this really weird?


Posted by on July 30, 2008 in Uncategorized



3 responses to “Strangest Resubscription Event Ever?

  1. Guy

    July 31, 2008 at 12:55 am

    No – its not you…its weird….I don’t understand it

  2. Marchosias

    August 1, 2008 at 9:15 am

    When I first read that notice, I had to go read it again ‘cuz it was just … odd… and then it seemed kinda creepy. Thanks, but no… :P

  3. Mashidin

    August 3, 2008 at 3:56 am

    I had read about Mr. Garriots intention of being shot into outter space a coupla months ago..or was it several months?..I forgot about it until this “Digital DNA” thing popped up recently. Perhaps it’s not strange at all. Perhaps space is the only place left big enough for the nerd ego’s of our “Game Gods”. I suspect Brad McQuaid is waiting up there for Richard and his (TM) and they aren’t coming back. Next up: Sid Meiers!


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