Hello EVE Online.
I haven’t posted on these forums for a long long time, as I don’t really interact with EVE Forums much.
I am actually having quite a difficult time writing this, as I have in the last year not been able to talk to Issler Dainze much.
Michele Boland, aka Issler Dainze, which I’m sure is a name a fair few of you have heard through the years, was the CEO of Tadakastu-Obata and the Alliance Leader of the Honda Accord. Issler was always proud of her involvement in EVE Online, regaling her time around 2008 in Bruce, the war with Goons/Test in 2012, and her involvement and work with the EVE Online CSM in which she was a member several times. She always thought EVE Online brought the best and worst out of people, which ironically I personally saw the bad side of in 2018/19, but she always loved her involvement in the game.
Unfortunately, Issler passed away on September 19th 2020 in her own home. In EVE, she leaves behind a small corporation, which do deserve support for the loss of it’s core, and a offshoot that remember their past, for good or for bad.
I’m not asking for any parades, cyno lights or anything of that nature, but just a moment to recognise a piece of EVE history has now left us. Her rants about Space Llamas will no doubt be remembered to all the former Tadakastu-Obata that are still in EVE, and perhaps a small light of memory for a woman who just enjoyed spending time on internet spaceships and being annoyed about the Captains Quarters not being implemented.
I hope she finds the Space Llamas she always talked about.