Like many, I’ve been astonished at how rapid the response was from Iceland to get aid to Haiti after it was devastated by the recent earthquake. Continuing with that, my mind is now totally blown that CCP is letting EVE players donate — through the game.
Beginning January 29th, 2010 and ending February 15th, 2010, CCP will accept PLEX donations from players and convert them to a cash donation for the Red Cross efforts in Haiti. 100% of the proceeds will be given to this important charity as a representative gift from EVE’s player community.
That’s right, the greater EVE community can now convert their hard earned ISK into cash donations that will go to help out the people of Haiti. Let me repeat: you can go out and mine a bunch of Veldspar, refine it and sell the trit on the market, and use that ISK to heal/feed/clothe someone in dire need.
There is no better game out there, and in a way there’s no better reason out there to play it right now. Give what you can.
CCP… wow. Kudos. Big time kudos.