CCP Games announced today that its PLEX for GOOD initiative will help fund relief efforts for victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. On November 8th 2013, Typhoon Haiyan (Typhoon Yolanda) struck the Philippines, leaving a trail of destruction and loss whose effects continue to be felt in the region. In response to this tragedy, CCP and their community of over a half million players will again host a PLEX for GOOD drive to aid survivors.
The PLEX for GOOD initiative is a cooperative effort between CCP and its player community which began to help victims of natural disasters. PLEX, or the Pilot’s License Extension, is an item within EVE Online that may be used to add game time or be traded on the EVE market. Rather than use their PLEX in game, the EVE players have the option of contributing their PLEX as a charitable donation. Since its creation, the PLEX for GOOD program has raised approximately $108,000 for various charitable endeavors.
Beginning Wednesday November 20th and running through December 7, 2013, CCP hf. will be accepting PLEX for GOOD donations from participating EVE Online players. For each PLEX donated during this period, CCP will contribute USD $15 to the Icelandic Red Cross to fund their aid efforts in the Philippines, up to a maximum of USD $75,000. For each PLEX donated, CCP will award donors two virtual t-shirts (one male, and one female) for use in EVE Online.
You can learn more about this initiative at the Eve Online Community site.