Sun Jan 13, 2013, 12:47 PM
RetroGamer1971 (177 posts)
World of Warcraft Players Break Fundraising Record for Hurricane Sandy Relief
World of Warcraft is a community as much as it is a game, and sometimes that community has been called on to help out the real world. Blizzard, the company behind WoW, has hosted fundraising efforts in the past for charities like St. Jude Children’s Hospital, the Make a Wish Foundation, and even the relief effort after the devastating 2011 tsunami in Japan. Their latest call to action for players has broken all of their previous fundraising records. Blizzard announced last week that World of Warcraft players have raised $2.3 million dollars for Hurricane Sandy relief.
The money was raised in-game by offering players the chance to adopt a fiery pet cat known as a “Cinder Kitten.” The pet was offered to players at the price of a $10 adoption fee, and Blizzard announced that all the money would go to Sandy relief even before the Cinder Kitten was added to the game. The community responded in record numbers, snapping up the fiery little furballs.
Read more: http://www.geekosystem.com/warcraft-sandy-relief/
Awesome! It is nice to see gamers helping out. Kudos to Blizzard for coming up with the idea!
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Sun Jan 13, 2013, 02:49 PM
onehandle (42,054 posts)
5. Nice. I stopped playing recently, because I was tired of having to relearn the game.
It was perfect about two years ago. Now it's just too different.
Blizzard has lost millions of players in the last couple of years.