If you have $750 burning a hole in your pocket, here is a list of things you could do with it: You could give it to your friendly neighborhood MMORPG blog, donate it to a local charity, buy a sweet VR headset, or throw a huge drunken party for your guildies. But hey, why pay for something useful or generous when you could buy an absurdly priced virtual starship for a game that hasn’t officially launched yet?
Cloud Imperium has announced a new concept ship for Star Citizen, the RSI Polaris, due to begin sales on October 9th for the “introductory price of $750.”
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Remember last year back when Richard Garriott raffled off his rat tail to raise money for Shroud of the Avatar? Yeah, good times. Now the Portalarium boss is selling something even wackier: his own blood.
The studio announced the fundraiser during its livestream yesterday, where Garriott and longtime collaborator Starr Long joke about the call where they first discussed selling their blood. “You know, that’s what I like about working with you, Richard,” Long is said to have told Garriott. “I really never know exactly what to expect, but I always know that it’s gonna be crossing at least a few lines of good civil society.”
You can cross that line yourself to pick up one of the new bundles — including a “Lord British Blood Reliquary” or “Darkstarr Blood Reliquary” art piece by Steve Brudniak — on Ebay to the cool tune of somewhere north of $5000, thanks to a built-in reserve price. There’s a ton of digital items and a studio visit included as well.
Sorry, space fans; it’s unlikely any of the blood you’re buying has actually been to space, as the average lifespan of a red blood cell is only a couple of months.
It gets more awesome/weird: They actually do the blood drawing during the stream, around 19 minutes in.