Plex vs Hats

Plex for Japan has just ended, with Eve players donating a total of $44,607.50 USD for aid to Japan.

Compare this to the Team Fortress 2 donation drive, which garnered a different amount:


Two things to note:

  1. TF2 donors were bribed with hats, which no doubt contributed to the large total – they weren’t donating so much as receiving valuable fashion items. With the release of Incarna, that’s something that CCP would do well to bear in mind.
  2. I thought Eve was full of people who were incredibly spaceship-rich. I guess they’re also spaceship-miserly too. TF2 players have to pay real money; Eve players just have to play a game they already like for longer. Eve players donated an average of $0.13 per account; that’s only about 2 million ISK; for most players, that takes five minutes to make.

1 Response to “Plex vs Hats”

  1. April 14, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    It will be interesting to see how Incarna will shape this if they implement a similar “free bling if you donate” approach

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