“I’m really sad this morning.”
“One of my friends died this week.”
Cancer claimed the life of Zach Best a few days ago. Zach, better known to most of us as Ravious of Kill Ten Rats, was a prominent voice in the MMO blogging community ever since he started writing on that site in 2008. He was prolific, opinionated, and personable, and I genuinely enjoyed reading his writing over the years.
I only got to meet Zach once, and only then briefly. In 2011, he and I worked to throw an impromptu “bloggers and breakfast” meetup at PAX East. It was pretty chaotic and crowded when it happened, and I regret not having had more time to just sit and talk with him and the other writers.
If you are unfamiliar with Ravious or want to revisit his writings, perhaps take a few minutes this morning to peruse his posts over at KTR.
My morning prayers will be asking for comfort, strength, and grace for Zach’s wife and children. I hope his kids always remember the special father they had and that they take time when they are older to share some of his life by reading his words left behind on the blog.
Fare thee well, Ravious. The blogging community will dearly miss you and your thoughts.