Final Fantasy XIV players to host in-game events, charity stream for hurricane relief Saturday

Hat tip to MMO blogger Aywren, who picked up on a Final Fantasy XIV-based Direct Relief charity event “to raise awareness and bolster hurricane relief efforts” — referring of course to Harvey, which ravaged the gulf coast of the US just a few weeks ago, and now Irma, which is already devastating the Caribbean with its sights set on the whole of Florida, never mind Jose behind them.

Streamer denm0 will begin the charity stream on Saturday at 1 p.m. EDT (10 a.m. PDT) and asks players to roll up a potato-themed Lalafell toon to join up with what looks like an airship tour, leveling-up race, march across Eorzea, and a party, all in the service of raising money for disaster relief.

“The starting server is a secret that will be announced at the start of the stream. This way everyone begins at level 1. Getting through MSQ takes about 2-3 hours, so you have plenty of time.”

Let me also take a moment to echo Aywren and extend MOP’s well wishes and thoughts to everyone affected by the storms and the displacement and the constant, crushing worry. I doubt I am alone in having family and guildies affected – some who won’t or can’t leave. I can say that MOP writer and Floridian Matt Daniel told me he’s prepared to evacuate but should be safe in the Panhandle. I hope the same for all of you and yours. Please be careful and smart down there.

Source: Reddit via Aywren

Here are a few other ways you can help the victims of Harvey and Irma:

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Jay Power

If you like FFXIV and Japanese culture like me you should check out the new series on Netflix called Dad of Light. Super cute!

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Nathan Aldana

speaking as an atheist with christian friends, most of the sane ones I know say “pray, then go out and do something about it”

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Albert Guzman

Even As a Floridian, I still can’t speak for everyone, but this agnostic at least isn’t praying to anything. If draining our swamps to build resorts and farmland causes us to suffer like Katrina did, it’s what we’ll have to deal with. Either way, I’m not worried. This will all be a memory for 95% of the population by next summer.

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Aywren

Thank you so much for spreading the word, Bree! Hopefully we’ll see a lot of lalas out there!

Also, sending my best wishes to Matt and everyone in Florida — please be safe!

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