Today is a tough one. Our longtime friend Gilthanos was struck and killed in a traffic accident yesterday, March 27th. He was only 35 years old.
I’m not usually one to be at a loss for words but I really don’t know what to say. Gil was one of the few people I’ve met in EverQuest that I would consider a real friend, and many others did as well. He was just a charming, giving, helpful, genuine, down to earth guy that you wanted to be friends with. One of those comfortable, familiar dudes that you felt like you’ve known all your life. I can remember when I met him in 2005, just grinding away in Illsalin one Saturday and we were talking and laughing like best friends and we barely knew each other. Luckily we got to become close friends over the years and years we played together and that’s how it always was; hanging out and laughing, chatting in Ventrilo “solving all the world’s problems” and “rolling 11s”.
He was the type of friend you want to have and the kind of guy you’re happy to know. He was taken way too early and this is a great loss for everyone that knew him and everyone that would have. Our condolences to all of his friends, his family and his wife, our friend.
You will be missed dearly, Todd.