EVE Online community donates to Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts

PLEX for GOOD is back, donations will go towards areas affected by the recent typhoon in the Philippines.

Responding to calls from the player community, EVE Online Icelandic developer CCP announces the return of PLEX for GOOD. The program allows players to donate to areas in the Philippines affected by Typhoon Haiyan.

PLEX is an in-game currency in EVE Online. For each unit of PLEX that a player donates to the character "CCP PLEX for GOOD," CCP will contribute $15 to the Icelandic Red Cross to fund their efforts in the Philippines. CCP is also encouraging players to participate by giving away a Sisters of EVE Food Relief T-shirt to anyone who donates a PLEX. CCP will accept donation until Dec. 7.

It should be noted PLEX is not the same as in-game currencies in other MMOs, like gold in World of Warcraft, for example. While PLEX can be earned by simply playing EVE Online, it can also be used to pay for subscription to the game and other content, so players are actually giving something up when they donate. That being said, PLEX for GOOD donations are not tax deductible.

CCP has also issued a warning about any scamming attempts surrounding PLEX for GOOD. It considers them "morally reprehensible" and will respond to them "with the harshest and swiftest action at [its] disposal."

$100,000 in previous PLEX for GOOD donations have gone towards victims of natural disasters in Haiti, Japan, and the United States. Overall the EVE Online community has raised more than $150,000 for charitable causes since it first started collecting, following the Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami.

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Emanuel Maiberg is a freelance writer in search of the Citizen Kane of burritos.

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14 comments
bassjunkee
bassjunkee

There is so much scamming in this game.  I wouldn't be surprised if this was an elaborate alliance scam as well.

commanderxp90
commanderxp90

Let's pray for Filipinos in Philippines.  I'm a Filipino American, too.

kgbinusa
kgbinusa

Yeah...well...I would have donated if CCP didn't ban my account for no reason...sooo

F u CCP....

baszzer
baszzer

We Filipinos are truly grateful to the gaming community. From the bottom of our hearts, "Maraming salamat po".

Vozlov
Vozlov

Awesome?

I don't play Eve so I have no idea of it's worth, and how much would be required to actually prove useful.

Still, sounds good.

SauhlGood
SauhlGood

@AggrandizedUser right ...cuz theres an actual currency in the world called "Philippines tycoon relief" currency...THINK