Visitors Play The 'Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn' video.
IN PHOTO: Visitors play the "Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn" video game at an exhibition stand during the Gamescom 2014 fair in Cologne August 13, 2014. The Gamescom convention, Europe's largest video games trade fair, runs from August 13 to August 17. Reuters

The word community is described as "a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals" or "a group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common." While the video game community has often come under fire from the media due to video games like "Grand Theft Auto" possibly inspiring people to become violent or the recent Gamer Gate controversy that revealed an ugly, misogynistic side of male gamers, there are instances where being part of a gaming community can be fulfilling and shameless.

Codex Vahlda was a level 50 bard of the Gilgamesh server on the hit online game "Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn," but in reality he was a 29-year-old gamer who had been brain dead since last Friday and was kept alive long enough to say goodbye to friends and family. Reddit user pattmyn posted the story on Reddit and the Final Fantasy XIV online board stating that Codex died from renal failure and that "The odds were one in a million something like this could have happened; everything was otherwise under control and a donor was lined up already (his brother)."

Sometime after the post was made Kotaku reported that various players from different servers paid their respects for the late online gamer. Anemius, an Imgur user and member of Codex's free company in the server documented several players arriving at the online memorial and paying tribute to him in various ways. In a short amount of time the players who visited Codex grew so vast that it was hard to keep track of how many people were paying their respects. In one of the more memorable tributes a group of players put on a light show while in a formation that spelled Codex.

Twitch user Spicule captured the event and posted it on Youtube for the world to see. Pattmyn later posted on Reddit that the video was shown to the hospital room of Codex where his friends and family were able to see just how loved his son was to the online community. Our hopes and prayers are with Codex Vahlda along with his friends and family.

In Memoriam: Codex Vahlda of Company Myth from Gilgamesh-NA