Standing Stone, Daybreak, KingsIsle, and more MMO companies will fundraise for Extra Life 2020

    
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Standing Stone, Daybreak, KingsIsle, and more MMO companies will fundraise for Extra Life 2020

The season of Extra Life is almost upon us, meaning all your favorite MMO studios are going to be dispatching their developers to play all the things for the long-running gaming charity.

“Since its inception in 2008, Extra Life has raised over $70 million USD for sick and injured kids. Right now, children’s hospitals need YOUR support. Be a hero. Sign up today and raise funds for the Children’s Hospitals COVID – 19 Impact Fund.”

This year, the festivities begin on November 7th. Here are a couple of the studios you could help with the cause this year:

Standing Stone Games (Lord of the Rings Online and Dungeons and Dragons Online) will be aiming to raise $20,000 for the Boston Children’s Hospital, donating $5000 to seed that fund. SSG has some pretty nice rewards for folks who donate, including titles, minipets, and point codes.

Most of the Daybreak sub-studio crew (EverQuest/EverQuest II, DC Universe Online, PlanetSide 2) are turning out for the cause too, with the EverQuest teams angling to raise $10,000 and the PS2 and DCUO teams hoping for $20,000 apiece. Funds will go to Dell Children’s Ascension in Austin and Rady Children’s Hospital, the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital in San Diego.

Finally, KingsIsle (Wizard101, Pirate101) are likewise hopping in to raise $10,000 for the Austin Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas, with prizes on deck to include mounts and crowns and more.

Keep your eyes peeled for more studios doing good!

Source: Extra Life

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Wait …

hang on a sec….

COVID doesn’t affect children? COVID doesn’t affect children !

Sign up today and raise funds for the Children’s Hospitals COVID – 19 Impact Fund.”

What the hell?

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lol you’re going to think I’m obsessed cause you posted this 2 minutes ago, but I swear, I literally just opened my emails and saw a notification (I haven’t been checking every 5 minutes lol).

Anyway, you may be right, “perhaps”, I read the article you shared, then had a look at Wikipedia (I prefer Wikipedia). I don’t understand all of it, but what I did get from it was that it was rare, and mixed with other underlying conditions.

That said, and yeah, it’s slightly off topic, but as I understand it, how dangerous the virus is is heavily impacted by age, with old people being a lot more susceptible to it (and fragile) and younger people not so much. And in the entire population, the people least susceptible, least fragile, who suffer from it the least, and (save some rare exceptions like you mentioned) who don’t even get any of its symptoms when they do carry it, are kids..

So why make a charity fund for children suffering from COVID??? Makes no sense?

PS. This is maybe a little cheeky, but where I live, healthcare is free, so we don’t need funds and charities :o

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Don’t know why I didn’t think of this before, but maybe it’s just marketing?

I mean, pick the most trendy illness, associate it with the population target that creates most compassion and you get : KIDS WITH COVID..

Seems unrealistic to me, but I can’t find any other realistic explanations..

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Its Friday after work (for me) so when I saw Daybreak’s name in title with the other companies I had like a .5 second freak out.