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Posted 15 January 2010 - 09:44 PM
Well, we all know about the recent horrendous loss of life in Haiti. I was wondering about what *I* could do, personally, and it is very little.
I was thinking it might be nice for EA to do a real-world community service by offering certain UO items on the UOGameCodes store, with the proceeds going to help Haiti (or any tragic event as it might occur in the future).
I am not (necessarily) talking about creating a NEW item - and all the programming headache that goes with it. Instead, offer a Heritage Token (not currently available, as far as I know - but this is only an example) for $10, with those proceeds going to Doctors Without Borders (or any aid organization, but whichever one, it should be stated up front for the buyer). Perhaps include with the Heritage Token a shirt embroidered with "I helped support Haiti & Doctors Without Borders, 2010".
Yes, $10US is more than a Heritage Token is worth (I think), but that is not the point - You donate, and you get a neat in-game item as a thank you. Heck, even the Shirt would be fine with me. Maybe take an existing painting and re-label it "A painting of Haiti".
The offer would be limited to say... six months? After that time the offer would be withdrawn until the next major tragedy, with a new shirt/painting+token combo (or whatever they might come up with).
I believe this would be great public relations for EA & UO, and it would be something that we as a community could be proud of supporting.
Thank you for your time!
P.S. Perhaps, if the item offered happened to be non-deco & 'powerful' (say a 3.0 SoT of choice), then each credit/debit card number could only buy the Charity Item once, to prevent market flooding - though at $10US it might not be profitable to do it anyway - something for the smarter-than-me people to work out.
Posted 15 January 2010 - 09:58 PM
Posted 15 January 2010 - 11:41 PM
Please tell me more about the Katrina auction, or if you have a linky...
Posted 15 January 2010 - 11:52 PM
Posted 16 January 2010 - 12:11 AM
Thankfully the threads are still here on UO Forums .... I did a search for the main threads on about Katrina Relief ...
Posted 21 January 2010 - 01:04 AM
I did now. Let's see if we get graced with an answer.
Awesome! Thank you! I don't have the time or know-how to set up an auction event, and withe the price of game gold falling, EA selling stuff might bring in more money across all shards...