By W. Bainbridge
This publication demonstrates ideas of Ancestor Veneration Avatars (AVAs), by way of operating avatars in line with 11 deceased contributors of 1 family members via ten hugely assorted digital worlds from the violent Defiance to the highbrow Uru: Myst on-line, from the early EverQuest to the hot Elder Scrolls Online.
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Among her greatest sorrows was the death of her first child, a daughter born with a fatal defect, but her joys were the three children she raised to adulthood. Near the very end of her life, she suffered from Alzheimer’s, and lost many of her memories while preserving intact her gentle personality, a fate her younger son, John, recapitulated exactly. When June’s elder son, William, was accidentally killed in 1965, her daughter, Barbara McIntosh, thought it best not to tell her mother, lest the shock be too much.
The chief avatar statistic in Defiance that measures progress is EGO points, which had a cap of 5000, but this number is far above what players could reach without repeating many battles many times. At only level 30, Junior undertook a mission called “A Little Competition,” his first experience with an arkfall. A Defiance Wiki explains what one is: “Wreckage from the Votan ships that exploded in space periodically falls to Earth. ”12 Since he was destined to be an ark hunter, this was a crucial training experience, and he would face many more much larger arkfalls later.
13 Unfortunately, Uru had never become commercially viable and had gone through a series of beta tests and closures. This MMO was “beyond Myst,” because it was one of several sequels to an exceedingly artistic and influential 1993 solo-player computer game called Myst. I had been aware of its fame at the time, and played the sequel, Riven, when it came out in 1997. I myself found Riven rather boring, with slow movements, mostly static environments, and too many obscure puzzles to solve. In retrospect, I thought June might have liked these gentle games.
An Information Technology Surrogate for Religion: The Veneration of Deceased Family in Online Games by W. Bainbridge