The Philippines recently suffered its worst natural disaster in living memory when typhoon Haiyan made landfall on November 8th
, leaving over half a million people displaced and millions without food and basic supplies. Countries and organisations around the world have been sending relief aid into the region, and gamers have once again proven to be a generous bunch. Several livestreamers have been running donation drives; the developers behind Luvinia Online
even promised to donate 100% of the income from three new in-game items to the Philippine Red Cross. EVE Online
has now also joined in the fundraising by reactivating its popular PLEX for Good scheme.
started the PLEX for Good scheme back in January of 2010
as a way for players to donate in-game assets and ISK to help people in the real world. EVE Online
players have collectively donated over $150,000 US in aid following 2010's Haitian earthquake
, tsunami devastation in Japan
, flooding in Pakistan
, and tornadoes in the US
two years ago. Players hope to smash all fundraising records this time around with dedicated fundraising auctions, events, and liquidation firesales happening across the game. There are even ways for ex-players without active subscriptions to donate their idle in-game assets to charity.
In this week's EVE Evolved
, I look at the PLEX for Good scheme, the fundraising efforts players are using to help out a country in need, and how you can donate your ISK to charity even if you've long since quit EVE