CCP Organizing EVE Online Relief Fund for Haiti

CCP Organizing EVE Online Relief Fund for Haiti

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EVE Online studio CCP is giving players a chance to assist with the recovery effort in Haiti, and has also taken the unusual step of warning that scammers will be severely punished.

Until February 15, players can use EVE's Pilot License Extension (PLEX) system, which lets players add time to their accounts without the use of conventional payment methods, to donate to a Haiti relief fund being organized by CCP. PLEX donations made until that date will be converted to cash and donated in their entirety to the Red Cross in Haiti on behalf of the EVE community. The effort is similar to the one made by CCP in 2004, when it organized a drive among EVE players to help victims of the devastating tsunami in Southeast Asia that left more than 225,000 people dead.

And while CCP's famously hands-off approach has led to a "Wild West" environment and a string of increasingly high-profile in-game crimes, this time around the company is warning that severe punishment awaits anyone slimy enough to run a scam on the back of the Haiti disaster. "CCP regards any scamming attempts surrounding this effort to be morally reprehensible and they will be met with swiftest action," wrote CCP CEO Hilmar Petursson. "This is about one community of people helping another in need. I urge you to use your hard earned ISK (or any of the other various ways which you can acquire a PLEX) to do something greater than it could ever do in New Eden."

EVE Online players who want to help out with the Red Cross relief efforts in Haiti can learn more at the EVE Insider Dev Blog.

via: Gamasutra

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Well, thats nice of them. Even beter to see they are taking it seriously too.

Good for them.

It nice when a game company and its community help those in need.

Gotta hand it to CCP. They do things big, including giving.

Well done for them, i'm seeing a very big game company donation trend going on.

Also i feel harsh, but did anyone else glance over "Relief fund" and read it as refund?

I don't think they should do stuff about scammers. It makes EVE Online have this exciting player-based community full of deception and treachery.

laryri:
I don't think they should do stuff about scammers. It makes EVE Online have this exciting player-based community full of deception and treachery.

Deception and treachery is fine in a game but when it has real life consequences it's very much a dick move.

I know I'm going to participate at least, a few members of my corp are gearing up to mine as much as possible to buy PLEXes over the next few days. Anyone else going to take part in this?

Heathrow:

laryri:
I don't think they should do stuff about scammers. It makes EVE Online have this exciting player-based community full of deception and treachery.

Deception and treachery is fine in a game but when it has real life consequences it's very much a dick move.

I know I'm going to participate at least, a few members of my corp are gearing up to mine as much as possible to buy PLEXes over the next few days. Anyone else going to take part in this?

Just bought 6 from Jita with my old account, gonna donate em all once I can figure out how to.

I bet there will be at least ONE bastard who'll try and run a scam off this in some way.

In nay case, though, it's nice to see that they're doing this, and taking it seriousely. Here's hoping that it does some good.

 

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