The Eve community have spent a decade betraying each others’ socks off, but their charitable work has been going on nearly as long. They’re raised more than $150,000 USD in donations since their first collection tin was rattled in the wake of 2004’s Indian Ocean tsunami. And the PLEX for GOOD initiative begun three years ago, in which CCP donate $15 for every PLEX pledged, has accounted for two-thirds of that total.
The latest beneficiaries of PLEX for GOOD are the Icelandic Red Cross, for their continuing efforts in alleviating the aftermath of November 8’s typhoon in the Philippines.
“In the wake of this tragedy of almost 4,000 lives lost, over 12,000 injured, more than 1,100 people missing and three million displaced, it has been a heartwarming experience for us to see so many calls from our community to once again host PLEX for GOOD,” wrote the developers.
“The community has spoken, and we will answer.”
CCP will accept donations from players until Saturday, December 7. Donations can be made in-game by contracting one or more PLEX to the ‘CCP PLEX for GOOD’ character on a 14 day item exchange contract. Contracts will be accepted within 24 hours of submission.
For each PLEX donated, CCP will grant players two avatar Sisters of Eve Food Relief t-shirts – one male, one female. The shirts are currently in the design stage at the studio, and will be distributed on December 10.
CCP warn players to check the identity of the character they’re pledging their cash to – they should belong to the C C P Corporation – but suggest that potential scamming will be met with the hardest of all banhammers.
“Please note that CCP regards any scamming attempts surrounding PLEX for GOOD to be morally reprehensible,” they say. “And any attempts at scamming relating to this program will be met with the harshest and swiftest action at our disposal.”
Past PLEX for GOOD drives have contributed to relief efforts in Haiti, Japan, Pakistan and the US. Have you lot been involved in any of them?