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Memorial For The Fallen (Or the burnt, smashed, mutilated and possesed) Kerbals


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I was wondering, what song, if any, do you play at the imminent death of your Kerbals?

As Bill was falling to the ocean because the parachutes ripped off, see: flexible docking ports that shouldn't flex I imagine he and his crew mate who was still in a perpetual orbit were saying their final goodbyes. After Bill died, I played Knockin' On Heaven's Door by Guns 'n Roses. Is it in bad taste? I would've played Come Fly With Me, but it was too upbeat. Anyway, Bill was my first casualty and deserved a great, cheesy, memorial.

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I think it would be great if an actual memorial at KSC was in place where you could walk/drive/fly by and look at the (ever growing) list of names of your departed Kerbals.

Have a look around Airstrip island. There are areas there that remind me of the graveyard you could build in Simcity 4. You could plant a flag for each fallen kerbal.

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Have a look around Airstrip island. There are areas there that remind me of the graveyard you could build in Simcity 4. You could plant a flag for each fallen kerbal.

Funny thing, I actually did that exact thing later on. Except on top of the capsule there. Maybe I should replant them...

Anyway, that's actually a Kerb-tacular idea!

Anyway, that's actually a Kerb-tacular idea!
a Kerb-tacular idea!
Kerb-tacular

I'll escort myself out...

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I haven't lost one Kerbal in .22 yet....

.....just forgot about those time I reloaded my quick saves.........

I accidentally killed Jeb on my very first 0.22 gameplay video for YouTube. I'm also not using quicksave, quickload, or revert flight buttons.

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I think it would be great if an actual memorial at KSC was in place where you could walk/drive/fly by and look at the (ever growing) list of names of your departed Kerbals.

I like this idea, maybe kinda like this?

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Also:

Kerb-tacular

Happy birthday :cool:

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Full size (It's stupidly big)

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I plant flags next to the astronaut complex for dead kerbals (in saves where I turn off respawn). The plaque tells when and how they died, while the flag name says who.

Turns out for me, the #1 cause of death is trying to do stunts in an airplane and ending up nosediving into the ground.

#2 is failing to land an airplane...

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I haven't lost a Kerbal since 0.20, and now I'm getting super cautious about killing them.

I used to have a ridiculous amount of launch pad deaths, it was carnage, but now I make sure everything has an abort sequence. I even small srb's into the sequence to accelerate the CM away from the doom that is occuring behind them.

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I've found it funny that now we actually care about our Kerbals now that it is actually recorded properly.

I know that feeling from when I first used the "crew management mod" (don't know the correct name). I was really thrilled to see this implemented in 0.22, but then I found out that dead Kerbals resurrect (I'm sure that will change) and now I'm back to square one; Kerbals are collateral damage. :(

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I've taken to planting flags at KSC in career mode for fallen Kerbalnauts.

This one, named after an individual if it's just a single Kerbal.

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And this one if it's multiple Kerbals on the same flight. A crew, for example.

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Though in terms of music, I had the girlfriend's spotify playlist running and this

started playing once as Jeb's lifeless capsule fell into Jool. A fitting end to KASA's finest. I do miss you Jeb, you beautiful green bastard.
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*monument placed

-Maksy Kerman, Age: N/A Gender: F. Title: The noble and adventurous. Lost: On Minmus after a broken save.

-Danbury Kerman, Age N/A Gender: M. Title: First! Lost: after returning home from minmus, suffering a 15+G impact on Kerbin's surface.

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*monument placed

-Maksy Kerman, Age: N/A Gender: F. Title: The noble and adventurous. Lost: On Minmus after a broken save.

-Danbury Kerman, Age N/A Gender: M. Title: First! Lost: after returning home from minmus, suffering a 15+G impact on Kerbin's surface.

RIP, brave kerbals

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"Ladies and Kerbals, I give you President Nikson Kerbal."

"My fellow Kerbonians, fate has ordained that the Kerbal who went to the Mun to explore in peace will stay on the Mun to RIP in peace. This brave man, Halsy Kerman, knows that there is no hope for his recovery. But he also knows that there is hope for Kerbalkind in his sacrifice. This one kerbal is lying down his life in Kerbalkind's most noble goal: the search for truth and understanding. He will be mourned by his families and friends; he will be mourned by the people of the world; he will be mourned by a Mother Kerbin that dared to send one of her children into the unknown. In his exploration, he stirred the people of the world to feel as one; in his sacrifice, he binds more tightly the brotherhood of man. In ancient days, Kerbals looked at stars and saw their heroes in the constellations. In modern times, we do much the same, but our heroes are epic Kerbals of flesh and snacks."

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Continuing grammatical updates
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  • 2 weeks later...

After the first Jeb passed on it was all about oingo Boingo

After the first Jeb passed onit was all about

Kurt, Bill, and Orsy met fate in the Jool atmo

Bob, hudly, and Wilby ended up in eternal orbit of the sun trying to get to Moho

Alacrity

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