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Sun Jan 13, 2013, 12:47 PM

World of Warcraft Players Break Fundraising Record for Hurricane Sandy Relief

Source: www.geekosystem.com

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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RetroGamer1971 Jan 2013 OP
riverbendviewgal Jan 2013 #1
1983law Jan 2013 #2
WillyT Jan 2013 #3
yeswecanandwedid Jan 2013 #4
onehandle Jan 2013 #5
friendly_iconoclast Jan 2013 #6
kimmylavin Jan 2013 #7
Tutonic Jan 2013 #8
Marrah_G Jan 2013 #9
samsingh Jan 2013 #10
Skittles Jan 2013 #11
Ash_F Jan 2013 #12
Uncle Joe Jan 2013 #13

Response to RetroGamer1971 (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 12:54 PM

1. awesome work

I am not a game player. I commend this fine fund raising.

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Response to riverbendviewgal (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 01:00 PM

2. What you said.

 

And thanks OP for posting....

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Response to RetroGamer1971 (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 01:37 PM

3. HUGE K & R !!!




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Response to RetroGamer1971 (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 01:39 PM

4. "Work, work" nt

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Response to RetroGamer1971 (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 02:49 PM

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.

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Response to RetroGamer1971 (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 04:51 PM

6. K&R. Kudos to the WoW players who made this happen

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Response to RetroGamer1971 (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 04:56 PM

7. What a great idea!

And what an incredible outcome!
Good for them.

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Response to RetroGamer1971 (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 09:20 PM

8. James Yaeger is member of WOW

I'm sure ATF is combing through WIW membership now. uh huh.

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Response to RetroGamer1971 (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 09:34 PM

9. Evil Evil Gamers!

Well, only if you are Horde

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Response to RetroGamer1971 (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 10:20 PM

10. kick

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Response to RetroGamer1971 (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 12:21 AM

11. kudos to those gamers!

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Mon Jan 14, 2013, 12:41 AM

12. Wow nerds are less useless than republicans /nt

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Response to RetroGamer1971 (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 01:03 AM

13. Kicked and recommended for Blizzard and the gamers.

Thanks for the thread, RetroGamer.

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