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Gallente
C C P
Posted - 2011.03.14 17:53:00 - [1]
 

CCP Fallout is announcing our newest PLEX for Good campaign. Read more about our drive to help Japan here.

Ravion Magnus
Minmatar
Posted - 2011.03.14 18:09:00 - [2]
 

First!

Also, good to hear that this is happening :)

Chribba
Otherworld Enterprises
Otherworld Empire
Posted - 2011.03.14 18:13:00 - [3]
 

Good choice.

/c

DJWiggles
Gallente
Eve Radio Corporation
Posted - 2011.03.14 18:30:00 - [4]
 

Edited by: DJWiggles on 21/03/2011 22:14:34
Edited by: DJWiggles on 14/03/2011 22:17:08
As always with the previous Plex for Good drives I will be collecting any donations anyone has spare over the month on behalf of Eve-Radio and at the end taking it all and buying Plex's to send to the cause. I will update as the time passes on how much the kind listeners of Eve-Radio have helped to donate.

Please donate if you can and help.

Thanks

Wiggles

Update 14/3/2011: After tonight's show we have had 1.383 Bil Isk in donations and a plex too, plus we have a mission fleet running to fund the cause. I will update this every time Im on air until the 28th when I will do a round up and get the plex's to CCP.

Again thank you all

Update 21/3/2001: What a show tonight 15.122 Bil ISK so far in donations PLUS a Rorqual BPO that is researched to ME+2 that will be sold off and all ISK Generated will be put in to the PLEX fun.

I have stared another post too here PLEX Drive so that I can keep track of it too.

Again thank you to anyone who has donated.

Ivanna Nuke
Gallente
Holders Of The Cowbell
Posted - 2011.03.14 18:54:00 - [5]
 

2x30Day Plex's up from myself, hope to throw a few more before the end of the allocated time for donations.

Nadarius Chrome
Celestial Horizon Corp.
Posted - 2011.03.14 18:59:00 - [6]
 

As has been suggested before, how about taking all destroyed PLEX (which is free money for CCP) and donating the value of those too?

And might I add a suggestion that all plex confiscated from RMT'ers is also donated?

Charles Javeroux
Gallente
INTERSTELLAR CREDIT
Posted - 2011.03.14 19:28:00 - [7]
 

A very fine effort. I support this with light and love.
Although more earthquakes are coming as the "Ring Of Fire" is making a good full circle.

Emilya Tatsuki
Posted - 2011.03.14 19:52:00 - [8]
 

I'd say save the plex for a country that will need it more than Japan.

Its sad, but Japan has prepared for this probably more than anyone else,
they can handle themselves.

CCP Yokai

Posted - 2011.03.14 19:54:00 - [9]
 

Love that our players are so into helping people with spare ISK... amazing,

/bows



Winters Chill
Amarr
Ministry of War
Posted - 2011.03.14 20:00:00 - [10]
 

Edited by: Winters Chill on 14/03/2011 20:00:50
Hmm,

Helping players donate PLEX is a nice idea, thank you CCP for the admin work you put into this.

However PLEX donation also seems to have unavoidable beneficial consequences for CCP financially and socially. While I'm sure this is unintended, I think it would be a nice gesture if CCP actually matched the players donations with something from their own coffers, or at least can we have more transparency on staffer/dev donations.

Otherwise, I think I'll just give money to the red cross, a legitimate registered charity.


Caldariftw123
Posted - 2011.03.14 20:03:00 - [11]
 

Originally by: Winters Chill
Edited by: Winters Chill on 14/03/2011 20:00:50
Hmm,

Helping players donate PLEX is a nice idea, thank you CCP for the admin work you put into this.

However PLEX donation also seems to have unavoidable beneficial consequences for CCP financially and socially. While I'm sure this is unintended, I think it would be a nice gesture if CCP actually matched the players donations with something from their own coffers, or at least can we have more transparency on staffer/dev donations.

Otherwise, I think I'll just give money to the red cross, a legitimate registered charity.




Eh? How do CCP benefit from this? It costs them a small amount to process the transactions, the dev time, etc., but they don't pass that cost on to anyone nor do they get a tax break for it as far as I remember.

Mallak Azaria
Three 6 MaFiA
KRYSIS.
Posted - 2011.03.14 20:16:00 - [12]
 

I must've missed PLEX for New Zealand.

Vaerah Vahrokha
Minmatar
Vahrokh Consulting
Posted - 2011.03.14 20:21:00 - [13]
 

Please CCP I need an urgent reply off you.

As you might know I started an EvE charity fund in the thread:

"Vahrokh’s RL Emergencies Charity - Chribba holds stuff"

with the aim to gather ISK and PLEXes to forward to CCP exactly in these cases.

For accounting the transfer (I must be as transparent as possible in this activity) I need to know if you are going to send the money to Japan in one chunk at the end of your initiative or if you are going to send multiple batches.

Depending on your answer I will have to choose two different solutions to gather and account for everything in time.

Chainsaw Plankton
IDLE GUNS
IDLE EMPIRE
Posted - 2011.03.14 20:35:00 - [14]
 

I didn't really know what to do with all my isk, this sounds like a worthy use!

Ze'ev Sinraali
Ataraxia Pharmacies
Posted - 2011.03.14 21:05:00 - [15]
 

CCP Plex for Good needs a face.

Forlani Tristania
Gallente
Feral Tendency
Posted - 2011.03.14 21:41:00 - [16]
 

Edited by: Forlani Tristania on 14/03/2011 21:41:20
Originally by: Mallak Azaria
I must've missed PLEX for New Zealand.


At the risk of appearing to minimize the Christchurch event:

New Zealand
100 dead (?)
$37-70 million in dmgs

Japan
Potentially 10,000 dead
Potentially $180 billion in dmgs

fanaka
Brutor Tribe
Posted - 2011.03.14 21:50:00 - [17]
 

Edited by: fanaka on 15/03/2011 07:48:46

Donated a few plex, couldn't give a rats arse about ingame money

(edit) Donated out of game too so slightly less than what I did Wink

CCP Fallout

Posted - 2011.03.14 21:50:00 - [18]
 

Originally by: Vaerah Vahrokha


For accounting the transfer (I must be as transparent as possible in this activity) I need to know if you are going to send the money to Japan in one chunk at the end of your initiative or if you are going to send multiple batches.

Depending on your answer I will have to choose two different solutions to gather and account for everything in time.


One check when the drive has ended. We calculate the total, purchase any ISK off the market if players opt to donate ISK rather than PLEX, and then provide the check to the Red Cross in the name of the EVE Online Community.

Imigo Montoya
Wildly Inappropriate
Goonswarm Federation
Posted - 2011.03.14 22:01:00 - [19]
 

Originally by: Forlani Tristania
Edited by: Forlani Tristania on 14/03/2011 21:41:20
Originally by: Mallak Azaria
I must've missed PLEX for New Zealand.


At the risk of appearing to minimize the Christchurch event:

New Zealand
165 dead (not 100) potentially 200
11 billion (not $37-70 million) in dmgs (8% of GDP)

Japan
Potentially 10,000 dead (currently 2,800)
Potentially $180 billion in dmgs (3.5% of GDP)



Fixed that with a few more accurate details.

Not to mention population of NZ 4m (GDP 126 Billion), population of Japan 127m (5.07 Trillion). So to scale, not too dissimilar.

At any rate, it would be nice, seeing as donations are going to the Red Cross, if we could chose which disaster to donate to. The Red Cross are active in pretty much all disaster areas. I'd like to donate to help out both events myself.

Nadarius Chrome
Celestial Horizon Corp.
Posted - 2011.03.14 22:02:00 - [20]
 

Originally by: Forlani Tristania
Edited by: Forlani Tristania on 14/03/2011 21:41:20
Originally by: Mallak Azaria
I must've missed PLEX for New Zealand.


At the risk of appearing to minimize the Christchurch event:

New Zealand
100 dead (?)
$37-70 million in dmgs

Japan
Potentially 10,000 dead
Potentially $180 billion in dmgs



Nowhere near the same scale, but I do feel the need to correct you.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_Christchurch_earthquake
Quote:

At least 166 people have been confirmed dead as of 7 March 2011, with the final death toll expected to be over 200.
Analysts estimated that the earthquake could cost insurers US$12 billion (NZ$16 billion).



That said, where do you draw the line for these PLEX drives? Do you go by number of fatalities per head of population? Percentage of GDP damage? In both, the NZ quake may exceed the Japan quake, although I doubt anyone will argue that the Japanese quake is the bigger catastrophe.

Doing these PLEX drives too often will lessen their impact significantly.

But anyway.

CCP PLEASE DONATE THE VALUE OF DESTROYED PLEXES TO THESE PLEX DRIVES! Back your words with actions.

Trebor Daehdoow
Gallente
Sane Industries Inc.
Posted - 2011.03.14 22:07:00 - [21]
 

As someone with in-laws in Japan (my wife is Japanese, and I lived there for 6 years), I would like to thank CCP for taking this step.

While this is a massive blow, the Japanese people have hundreds of years of experience dealing with earthquakes and tsunami. When the earth began to shake, they were prepared, both individually (emergency kits) and as a society (building codes FTW). The result was that the loss of life, while great, was a tiny fraction of what it could have been.

In the aftermath, the Japanese, like good people everywhere in a tough spot, are pulling together to help their neighbors, in ways both great and small. People are opening their homes to give strangers a bed; many stores are opening their doors and locking their cash registers -- "just take what you need, but only what you need".

International aid is urgently needed in the immediate aftermath, to help get the basic infrastructure back online, but once that is done, I have absolutely no doubt that the Japanese will quietly get down to the business of cleaning up, and rebuilding stronger than ever before.

The Japanese deserve your help, I encourage you to give it, and you should know that they will remember it and pay it forward.

Sincerely,
Trebor Daehdoow

(note: we have managed to contact all of my wife's relatives and they are all safe)

Nika Dekaia
Posted - 2011.03.14 22:58:00 - [22]
 

Thank you CCP to offer once again an oportunity to convert meaningless game money to actual help for people in need. Much appreciated.

Boz
Posted - 2011.03.15 01:12:00 - [23]
 

Thank you CCP: I live here just south of the Earthquake and Tsunami area.. the devastation is tremendous.. didnt see the link earlier as internet / phones are on and off due to the Grid rotation of power over here... my efforts are going to be hands on with cleanup/rescue operation with the japanese ground self defense force.. Many of the people here are needing basic items.. water, food, blankets, juice etc.. many friends have perished and the aftershocks continue even to this day.. for those that have donated thank you and god bless you.. many people dont understand how this not only affects the local people, but that worldwide.. Japan is strong, but they still need help..Smile

Dictator Dan
Posted - 2011.03.15 02:11:00 - [24]
 

Originally by: Nadarius Chrome
As has been suggested before, how about taking all destroyed PLEX (which is free money for CCP) and donating the value of those too?


^ this

Mireru
Amarr
Little Garden
Posted - 2011.03.15 05:26:00 - [25]
 

Definitely donating all I can! Very Happy

Xolve
Caldari
Catocalypse Meow
ZOMBIE KITTY FORCE
Posted - 2011.03.15 11:18:00 - [26]
 

Edited by: Xolve on 15/03/2011 11:19:10
Well, since I have all but stopped playing, gonna liquidate and cash out in a productive way. Glad CCP is offering this drive again as I'm tapped out in real life and could not make a donation as large as can be offered with my in game funny money.

Anyone else 'quitting' EVE? Why hang onto your pixels? Turn em into real blankets, food and water instead.

Marchocias
Posted - 2011.03.15 11:29:00 - [27]
 

Quote:
Power is out, and several nuclear plants are in severe crisis, with radioactive leaks being reported as radiation seeps from protective barriers never designed to withstand earthquakes of such magnitude.


Not trying to be funny, but what makes you think that they weren't designed to handle this? Japan is one of the most advanced nations on the planet, and they are well aware of the regions propensity for massive earthquakes. Given they happen about once every 20 years or so, it is ludicrous to think that a reactor with a lifespan of 40+ years was not designed with PRECISELY this kind of quake in mind.....

Just saying.

Korvin
Gallente
Shadow Kingdom
Best Alliance
Posted - 2011.03.15 11:53:00 - [28]
 

Originally by: Marchocias
Quote:
Power is out, and several nuclear plants are in severe crisis, with radioactive leaks being reported as radiation seeps from protective barriers never designed to withstand earthquakes of such magnitude.


Not trying to be funny, but what makes you think that they weren't designed to handle this? Japan is one of the most advanced nations on the planet, and they are well aware of the regions propensity for massive earthquakes. Given they happen about once every 20 years or so, it is ludicrous to think that a reactor with a lifespan of 40+ years was not designed with PRECISELY this kind of quake in mind.....

Just saying.

People are so naive thinking they can control chaos itself.

Meantime in Japan


/me Donated PLEX for Japan and a bullet for the idiot who builds nuclear stations in an earthquake area.

Aarin Wrath
Caldari
East Khanid Trading
Khanid Trade Syndicate
Posted - 2011.03.15 13:58:00 - [29]
 

Awesome. Glad to see CCP doing this. I'll be sending 2 x PLEX.

Japan needs us.

Trebor Daehdoow
Gallente
Sane Industries Inc.
Posted - 2011.03.15 14:10:00 - [30]
 

Originally by: Marchocias
Not trying to be funny, but what makes you think that they weren't designed to handle this? Japan is one of the most advanced nations on the planet, and they are well aware of the regions propensity for massive earthquakes. Given they happen about once every 20 years or so, it is ludicrous to think that a reactor with a lifespan of 40+ years was not designed with PRECISELY this kind of quake in mind......

They were. But this has been reported to have been the largest quake in recorded Japanese history... and they have a lot of history.

When the quake hit, the emergency systems functioned and shut down the reactors. But after that happens, the residual heat of the core, and the heat generated by the decay of short-lived fission products, has to be bled off. Unfortunately, the power needed to run the cooling pumps -- both from other power stations and from emergency generators on-site -- failed. This is about the worst-case scenario for a water-cooled reactor.

Despite all this, and the release of radioactive steam (a by-product of trying to cool the cores), there is room for guarded optimism. The absolute worst case -- where they lose the ability to pump water into the cores, the core melts, the pressure vessel fails and the entire core drops into the cooling sump in a giant lump, generating a steam explosion that cracks the containment structure -- is not only very unlikely, but would be nothing like Chernobyl, where the entire core burned and literally went up in smoke.


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