I just wanted to let you know that I miss you and I love you. We ran together when I was just starting out on my rogue and I never met anyone that was more patient and kind than you. I just found out that you passed and I couldn't believe it.
I never had the pleasure to know you in real life but you affected me, regardless. Thank you for taking the time to know me and I'm happy you're no longer in pain.
Posted: 05/23/2011 11:48 pm Post subject:
R.I.P. Piper aka "Roksi"... Never got to say goodbye or sorry for leaving on the terms I did... You may never know how much that hurts, but it's nothing compared to the lifelong disease you struggled with... Which I would have known nothing about if you hadn't shared it with me, you were always kind and never bitter... and I am happy your pain has finally over and that fight has come to an end... Among many things you were an amazing leader and listener two traits that sometimes don't mix... but that was who you were fragile yet strong, caring yet a warrior... We are better from knowing you and you will be missed by many... Goodbye my friend...
Posted: 05/04/2011 6:37 pm Post subject:
I haent been in the guild for awhile now, but reading this really stings to the core. Piper was always so understanding and forgiving of my restraints and issues in the raids. She was one of nicest people that i've ever encountered. I really cant believe this news. My heart goes out to Mike, and her family. Piper, you will be missed but not forgotten.
Posted: 05/01/2011 1:28 pm Post subject:
I haven't played in quite some time, but came by to see what was going on.... And needless to say I'm DEEPLY saddened! Piper was one of the best people I have ever encountered and my heart burns for Mike during this hard time. Mikey, if you read this, if you remember I am close by and I can help if you need ANYTHING! No bs! Sorry again for your loss
Posted: 04/26/2011 7:10 pm Post subject: Deepest Condolences
I never thought I would check this page and see that message. I am so sorry and deeply hurt to hear this news. My heart goes out to Mikey and anyone that she was close to. Proco was a great group to be around, I regret that I can't play anymore and I'm still silently cheering for you guys to be number one on the server. I know Piper will be greatly missed as she has impacted many in such a positive manner. Godspeed.
Posted: 04/26/2011 4:55 pm Post subject:
My sincerest condolences, ProCo. Roksi was always a model of class and competence and I quite enjoyed talking shop with her. She was a warrior in every sense of the word.
I will miss her.
Posted: 04/26/2011 4:33 pm Post subject:
I'm so very sorry for your loss, all of you. I didn't know her nearly as well but exactly as Gaia says, it was impossible not to like her. When I took over leading Business Time, Roksi was the first person to send a whisper asking me how things were going and offering her support in any way that she could. We whispered and chatted off and on since that time. I remember her telling me that she'd been wondering if Voss and I had a mad scramble at the beginning of every raid the way that she and her husband did, and she wanted to know which one of us did the cooking and which one 'tanked' the pets! She was charming, but not in a false way - in the way that only a truly good and lovely person can be, extending kindness to everyone she met.
Thank you for posting this publicly, although your grief is of course a private matter. I appreciate having a place to say that knowing her however briefly, I was better for it. My deepest sympathies to you all, her team and loved ones.
Posted: 04/26/2011 1:45 pm Post subject: We will miss you Piper
I wanted to provide a publicly available thread for Piper's friends from other guilds to be able to leave their condolences and share memories of her.
Our sincere thanks to everyone who has been stopping by and offering your condolences in game.
Four years ago, a small group of ambitious internet adventurers set out to form a raiding guild together.
To lead this group, the best among them was chosen.
Over the course of the last four years, Roksi has acted as a beacon of courage and fearlessness for her online flock of raiders. She has provided us direction and guidance along with an infinite supply of patience, grace, and determination. She took a group of random gamers and turned them into an extended family.
She was our leader, our coach, our cheerleader, our confidant, our shoulder to cry on, the person who told us to suck it up and walk it off, and the one who helped us back up and dusted us off when we fell. She was our guild's compass and protector through the years. No matter what challenge we faced, there she was, out in front of us, asking us to just put our trust in her and promising that she would lead us through whatever it was we faced.
She never hid her struggle with Cystic Fibrosis from anyone, but just being around her made it impossible to imagine that she wasn't an invincible being of endless energy and optimism. Among a world of cynical and selfish avatars, she was an unavoidable force of warmth and compassion. Anyone who ever crossed her path left the encounter feeling better about themselves and a little more optimistic about the presence of good in the world. For those of us who got to spend time with her on a regular basis, her simple and unobtrusive pressence was a call to arms to embrace life and help her in her mission of speading goodwill and happiness throughout the world. No one who ever met her disliked her, and without any effort on her part, most of us loved her.
Despite the fact that she managed to overcome just about every prediction ever handed down to her from her doctors over the years and her ability to overcome even the longest of odds when it came to her ability to fight through whatever challenge was placed before her, our beloved friend has finally fallen.
Over the span of time she and I worked together we had a lot of opportunities to talk about our lives outside of the game. She often spoke of how happy she was with her husband and how the the thing that she was most thankful for in life was the chance to be married to him and the years that they had gotten to spend together. She also often spoke of how grateful she was for our guild and for the friendships she had found online. She considered each of us members of her family and she loved leading our group.