I wish I could tag Peirs Price, but he is no longer with us. Peirs was one of the first players of Evolve, and renowned for his instantly good monster skills. He would set up challenges for himself like killing hunters without using abilities, or not evolving, or…you know, going for his own secret challenges. He made many rage, I am sure.
He joined up on @MaddCow’s team “Pushing Daisys” during Pax East and helped bring them the victory. As a hunter player he was all about the team effort, and a loss was just a round over, an experience to learn, but never any anger or salt to the monster. He was one of the most laid back players I have ever met, to be honest, and always had a kind thing to say, like a salve on a wound. He enjoyed playing as a team and didn’t want to wipe his friends…unless they were a masochist like me and asked for him to play on monster.
I wasn’t very close to Peirs, though I wish I had been…even more so nowadays. Everything we discussed was only about Evolve, game strategy, and monstering. He was a good guy, even though we had to moderate him a little bit on the forum, heh. If he had issues in the real world, I wish he would have sought refuge in any of his friends here, or teammates. I wish things could have ended differently. And I’m left feeling like an opportunity was direfully missed where something could have been done to change things. Sometimes when you leave others behind you don’t know what effect you really had on their lives, and how much they would have wanted to help you, if only given the chance.
I think about Peirs often, and hope that if any forum member has any real world problems, that they would reach out to the family they have here on the forum…even strangers behind a screen can be every bit as helpful or more-so than those around you in real life. We are all strangers, yet sometimes it’s easier to talk to strangers in the darkest of hours. I want everyone to know I will always be here to listen no matter who they are or what they have to tell me, even if I’ve never spoken to you before.
Peirs, you are greatly missed, even by some people you probably didn’t know would miss you as much as they do…even complete strangers. We can’t change the past, but we learn from it. I hope you are in a better place now.