Destiny’s community helps to raise $1M for Nepal recovery

    
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When tragedy struck and the call went out to pitch in, let it be said that the Destiny community stepped up to help. As part of a fundraiser with Bungie, profits from a sale of in-game and real-world gear were donated to Direct Relief for the aid and recovery of Nepal earthquake victims. Along with funds from Activision, the drive raised over a million dollars that is now going out to assist the rebuilding of the region.

“This was an astounding act of generosity on the part of Bungie and the larger Bungie community,” Direct Relief CEO Thomas Tighe said, “and we at Direct Relief are deeply grateful — beyond what can be expressed in words.”

The studio’s weekly update newsletter went on to encourage players to help track down cheaters and mentioned a recent hotfix that patched up a couple of issues from the recent expansion.

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Dope_Danny
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Dope_Danny

I’m not gonna lie the shirt they printed for this was pretty rad, might have had as much as draw as selfless aid :p

Smiggins
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Smiggins

What did they do come up with some more DLC?

Zennie
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Zennie

Hold on, do you SERIOUSLY think that EVE players got PLEX for the donation?
Wow. Just wow.

Sobach
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Sobach

A_Dad Supreme Sobach No More Tears

Not sure if you’re being intensionally obtuse, or you just have no grasp on the concept of how it works.

Let me break it down for you elementary school style:

When you donate $100 through Bungies store by buying their merchandise:

  – profit portion of that purchase becomes the donation
    – you end up with whatever merchandise you bought

When you donate $100 through CCP via PLEX:
    – 100% of the $100 becomes the donation
    – you end up with nothing, because the PLEX you donated is gone.  You seem to think that Eve players receive PLEX for donating, it is the complete opposite – the PLEX is erased as a sort of donation token.

SirRagesAlot
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SirRagesAlot

A_Dad Supreme I heard from an insider that they almost had 5 million more for nepal, but half of it got blown up and the other half stolen.

A_Dad Supreme
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A_Dad Supreme

Sobach A_Dad Supreme No More Tears 
Not sure what part of PLEX being ‘tangible’ and benefitting the player you don’t get.
It’s pretty clear players bought PLEX to benefit themselves mainly, unless you thought they turned around and donated that back to CCP.
Nope. They used it to their benefit so… no difference.

Zennie
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Zennie

Wow grats, that’s actually 10x more than us EVE players, was that only player donation or the company as well?

Sobach
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Sobach

A_Dad Supreme No More Tears 
Looks like reading comprehension isn’t one of your strong suit.
What NMT was saying is that those that “donated” to Bungie’s effort got tangible items in return, much like traditional fundraising events – ie. you buy a $50 jacket, profit goes towards the relief effort etc.

Whereas for Eve players, they “donated” via PLEX – and gets no tangible item in return (though I think there’s supposed to be some lol-shirts for player avatars as reward).  No jacket or whatever else was sold in the store.  That’s the difference.

SallyBowls1
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SallyBowls1

Werewolf Finds Dragon Not as clear about the “relevant charities / smart people” 

With a half billion dollars of donations for Haiti rebuilding, the Red Cross built six houses.

http://www.npr.org/2015/06/03/411524156/in-search-of-the-red-cross-500-million-in-haiti-relief

SallyBowls1
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SallyBowls1

A_Dad Supreme Not a huge surprise: http://greedygoblin.blogspot.com/2013/12/looking-good-being-good.html