Ah shit, I am close to tears here, i knew he wasn't doing too well, but i had hoped he'd recover again as he has always previously managed to bounce back - he was the first from the guild that i had added as a friend on MySpace then Facebook( my facebook has less than 60 friends on it and i have to have had a 'personal relationship' before your added) and regularly chatted to outside of game, and although we had some disagreements, mostly prior to me being an officer, i still thoroughly enjoyed his company.
He didn't suffer fools lightly;- but he always attempted, and spent time, assisting people with their class and all aspects of the game, he wasn't perfect but he was always for the Tribe, infact that was his tag line "For the Tribe".
He was a real ambassador for the game and guild - obviously until he got caught in a weird loop with others, and left the guild on some toons and came under criticism for his decision, rightly so in many's reasoning, given his very very strong views on not being able to have toons in WST and in differing guilds.
My most lingering memory of him is when he was coming in game from his hospital bed after having a leg amputated and being close to death's door, and apologising for being unable to tank in the raid and feeling he had let the side down( the raid was a 25 man and his lack of attendance did infact result in the raid being cancelled
), infact i think he did tank a few from his hospital bed
i also think it was Lyc that took him his laptop to hospital, and if it wasn't Lyc it was Echo?
RIP Michael -i hope you are now in peace and enjoying everything that you deserve, just change guns to sword and shield.
Also my heart goes out to Lyc who was a RL friend of Bront's