EVE Online community donates 3.7 million PLEX to family of fallen developer

    
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Last fall, one of EVE Online’s senior software engieers passed away at the age of 35, leaving a hole in the team’s heart. While the studio created a special ship SKIN to memorialize CCP Blaze, there was more that the company and community felt that could be done.

Funds were raised to support his fiancée and one-year-old daughter which resulted in an “astonishing, unparalleled” success. The community donated over 3.7 million PLEX — $119,828.50 — to the family, making it the second-largest fundraiser ever to happen in CCP’s history.

“It’s honestly not possible for us to find words that would accurately convey the gratitude we feel to our pilots,” CCP said. “Once again, the EVE community has shown that despite differences in game, our pilots are a formidable, and indestructible force for good.”

Source: EVE Online
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cista2bpo

This is EVE.

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Mukit

I have a couple of dormant Eve accounts. Makes me wonder if I could convert my loot to Plex and donate it…

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Alex Willis

More importantly, it represents a donation of $119,828.50 USD that CCP will make to CCP Blaze’s family on behalf of the EVE Online Community.

That is astonishing. But also true to what I have come to expect from the most misunderstood community in the history of online gaming: even EVE’s yarr-est pirates have some heart.

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Hirku

EVE’s yarr-est pirates have some heart

Yes, they keep them in jars on the mantel.

I keed, I keed…seriously, nicely done EVE players.

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Alex Willis

Well you can’t keep your heart in your chest all the time. That’s where other pirates will come looking for all the booty — in your chest, right?

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Schmidt.Capela

The issue with EVE’s community isn’t a lack of good people, but rather that the game empowers the bad elements (as well as people that “roleplay” bad elements) to cause astonishing damage. If you are able to ignore those bad elements, or else roll with the punches without it spoiling the experience for you, EVE might be just fine; for everyone else, it’s better to stay away from the game.

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Sterling

For context, that’s a hair under $120,000.

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krieglich

Thank you!

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roo woods

Can they sell the plex to raise real world money ?

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Schmidt.Capela

When the fundraising is done with the support of CCP, it is CCP itself that converts Plex to money. I believe CCP already helped with a few such donation drives.