Death is so permanent. All the memories and all the laughs that you once shared with someone who's gone, you now hold alone.
I can't believe I'll never hear your voice live again.
Thinking of beautiful you, all alive and warm, that playful, fun guy, as a lifeless, motionless, cold body is awful.
I hate that you've been taken by this force that leaves us helpless.
I'm glad I told you while you were alive that I admired how you played with heart, how you loved impossible games, how you were no coward. You'd take on any match or challenge with not a word of complaint or fear. I'm glad I told you I cared, I'm glad I told you you brought me joy.
We were matched as allies one tournament, and clicked and became good W2 friends and continued to be allies in tournaments before the server split. We played other games too like chess and your favorite scrabble-like word game and others.
Your playful, competitive, laid-back nature was devoid of malice.
Matty told me his other closest W2 friends were PBRMEASAP, ^Adam^ (also gone), and iLxSnappy.
I started reading through our Discord chat history and it feels unreal that the amazing person who had so much life and beauty is just gone for good.
If not for W2, this game we both loved, we never would have become friends or talked.
You were one of my all time favorites.
Of course I cry for you, sweet and beautiful Matty, never mean spirited towards anyone. I saw you stand up for me when others were to me.
You leave behind a hole. The world of W2 will never be the same without you, Matty. I'll remember you with warmth and fondness as long as I'm around. You will be dearly missed.
If Aimee ever reads this, you should know how much Matty loved you. When he spoke of you, I could tell you were an anchor for him in this sometimes brutal journey of life. He loved you so much, Aimee. I am so, so sorry he's gone and my heart breaks for you right now Aimee. I'll pray for you.
If there are any real life close friends/family who are interested in things like pictures or game replays or something with his voice on it, I can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do not reply using this forum as I will not be back here for a very long time or ever.