EVE Online launches PLEX for Good for Typhoon Haiyan victims
CCP Games does a good deed for the millions affected by the world's most powerful storm on record.
EVE Online has launched the PLEX for Good campaign which will raise funds and support from the over half-a-million mmo player base in the game, and funnel it to the ongoing relief efforts for victims of Typhoon Haiyan, which slammed into the central islands of the Philippines.
This is not the first time that the space sandbox online rpg has launched the PLEX for Good initiative. It was also activated to help Japan recover from its earthquake and nuclear reaction meltdown disasters.
PLEX for Good is basically a pledge drive wherein EVE players contribute their PLEX -- short for Pilot's License Extension -- as a charitable donation, instead of using it to redeem game time or sell it on the market for valuable in-game ISK currency.
For each PLEX donated during this period, CCP will contribute USD $15 to the Icelandic Red Cross to fund their aid efforts in the Philippines, up to a maximum of USD $75,000 in matching contributions.
Since its creation, CCP Games has tallied approximately $108,000 in funds raised for those in need.
Do-gooder capsuleers will receive two virtual in-game Sisters of EVE Food Relief “'Humanitarian' T-shirt YC115” t-shirts (one male, one female) for every PLEX donated.
This latest PLEX for Good campaign for Typhoon Haiyan has begun and will run for almost three weeks until Wednesday December 7, 2013.