Jan 17th 2010 12:44PM Here is the way I understand it from this article:
So you buy a virtual item for $5 and SOE kicks in another $5 plus gives you a virtual item. To that I say kudos to SOE.
They cap it so the most they give is $12,500. They have to have a limit since it comes out of their pocket. That's no small amount and again I say kudos to SOE.
But they also cap the amount that the users can give. Once the users have given $12,500 the rest goes right into SOE's pocket. And a person doesn't know if the cap has been hit or not.
What I don't understand is why not say the proceeds from the item go to the Haitian effort and they'll match the first $12,500? That way if they sell more than $12,500 the additional amount goes to it like the user was hoping?
After all, it is a virtual item. It costs next to nothing at this point for SOE to provide.
Overall though, kudos to SOE for giving. They are no different than most companies that use such things as marketing leverage as well. And if that is what it takes to get companies to give, so be it. A lesser evil.
Feb 6th 2008 6:09PM I don't know if anyone mentioned it yet, but part of the issue is the messed up level 60. It's top of the bracket for AV but bottom for AB and WSG. So if you want to twink a level 60 AV with some choice PvP gear you have to go into AB and WSG to do so. I blame blizzard. I certainly don't enjoy going in at the bottom.
Dec 18th 2007 5:43PM Gimme Alliance or give me... uhm... nothing.
Dec 15th 2007 11:08AM Alliance till I die... in PvP.
Nov 14th 2007 1:13AM Tiger mounts now roar when you press spacebar. It only took them three years. Silly, but it's always bugged me that they didn't.
Nov 3rd 2007 3:18PM I would create a warlock called Mrrglelock and never take it off.
Jul 25th 2007 9:53PM /roll 10000
Apr 26th 2007 9:15AM I deleted a lvl 60 Druid pre-expansion. I thought I was quitting. I learned that lesson when I came back a month later. I still get ribbed for being a deleter in guild.