EVE Online player makes a 1 million PLEX bid for charity

    
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In space, no one can transmit illness.

Last week, we reported on a PLEX for GOOD charity event being run by EVE Online to benefit the Australian brush fires victims. That was pretty good on its own, but one player has really stepped it up by helping to make a 1 million PLEX donation to the fundraising.

A player by the name of Kelon Darklight offered up an extremely rare ship for auction: a Gold Magnate, one of only two in existence in the entire game. The proceeds of the final auction will be turned into PLEX for the charity. One bid has risen above the others in the form of a 1 million PLEX offering from Illectroculus Defined, aka science YouTuber Scott Manley, who offered CCP some proof that his bid is legit. Additionally, the amount of PLEX has been confirmed to be in Manley’s inventory according to no less than CCP Games itself.

At the time of this writing, the sale has not yet been finalized, but the trade is expected to be finalized soon, if it hasn’t been already.

sources: press release, official forums (1, 2), Twitter
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Armsbend

What does that translate into – for actual money to charity?

1 million plex means 10s of 1000s in charity according to CCP – so 1 million of nothing basically.

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PanagiotisLial1

500 plex is usually around 20 euros unless there is a discount

and I disagree there, its a big amount raised by a single individual unless you actually ever donated more for charity

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Armsbend

I guess I don’t understand the translation of plex into donation money.

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PanagiotisLial1

Its more than I expected from CCP as they give the full Real value per plex

actually MOP had a previous article on it

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zoward

Assuming this works as described in the article and you got the conversion number right, this is a forty thousand euro donation. Props to both the donors and CCP for making this happen.

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PanagiotisLial1

I would give the props mostly to the ones donating, since CCP is mainly the facilitator but yes seems quite good. Lots others games I noticed give just a % of what is spent as donation

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Troy Browning

Plex is an in game item with real world monetary value… for each Plex donated, CCP donates the real world value to charity. In this case, 1001001 Plex is $40,000’ish in real world value.