Players can donate their PLEX until February 21st.
EVE Online players have been coming together to show their generosity and support for survivors of the recent earthquakes in Syria and Turkey. The community is coming together to donate money in the form of in-game currency to help those affected by the disaster.
The currency in question, PLEX, represents one of two in-game currencies, with PLEX being the premium option, which can be purchased with real-world money or another in-game currency, ISK. PLEX can be used to purchase just about anything on EVE Online, including ships and other items.
In response to the earthquake, EVE Online players donated PLEX to a special fund set up by the studio behind the game, CCP. Funds raised in this way will be used to support relief efforts in affected areas. The response from the EVE Online community has been overwhelmingly positive, with players from all over the world coming together to show their support.
CCP has been running this specific program, PLEX for Good, for the last 20 years, asking players to support relief efforts following hurricanes and earthquakes, including those in Haiti and Japan. So far, PLEX for Good has raised over $1.2 million in total.
EVE Online players can give PLEX to a special NPC, CCP, converting the proceeds into real world cash, which will be donated to charities, in this case Doctors Without Borders and Ahbap. CCP currently plans to run the initiative through February 21, 2023.
The EVE Online community’s response to the earthquakes in Syria and Turkey was especially encouraging, as players came together in a show of solidarity and support for those affected by the disaster. The earthquake that reached magnitude 7.8 hit the region on February 6, 2023. The disaster brought widespread devastation, including hundreds of collapsed buildings, widespread power outages, and substantial loss of life. The death toll currently stands at over 27,600, with over 87,500 injured and many more left homeless.
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