100% of Adoption Fee from New Battle Pet to Go to Charity - World of Warcraft - MMORPG.com

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image100% of Adoption Fee from New Battle Pet to Go to Charity - World of Warcraft - MMORPG.com

World of Warcraft News - From now through December 31st, 100% of the "adoption" (purchase) price of the World of Warcraft battle pet, "Shadow", will be split evenly between the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to assist with relief efforts around the world. The US purchase price is $10, with the EU price at 10 Euros.

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  • SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News Manager The CitadelMMORPG.COM Staff LegendaryPosts: 25,196
    edited September 12
    *waits for the obligatory "Blizzard is a greedy company for not donating all of their profits to disaster relief" posts*

    I bought mine and three more for friends. Kudos to Blizzard for again providing millions in disaster relief.
    Post edited by SBFord on
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  • XarkoXarko Member RarePosts: 727
    Would have been more fun if it was for PETA.
  • laseritlaserit Vancouver, BCMember EpicPosts: 4,814
    Giving 100% of the proceeds is commendable.

    Kudos to Blizz
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  • sayuusayuu glendale, AZMember UncommonPosts: 499
    edited September 12

    SBFord said:

    *waits for the obligatory "Blizzard is a greedy company for not donating all of their profits to disaster relief" posts*



    I bought mine and three more for friends. Kudos to Blizzard for again providing millions in disaster relief.



    What are you talking about?

    This is obviously a ploy by BUNGIE to garner some sort of something from suckers!!


    Post edited by sayuu on
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  • RoinRoin Baltimore, MDMember UncommonPosts: 3,270
    Just bought mine a minute ago. Hope enough people consider buying one.
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  • DijonCyanideDijonCyanide EarthMember UncommonPosts: 392
    I haven't been a subscriber to WoW for years now, but this type of effort is commendable. Nice going Blizzard & nice going to the WoW players that purchase this battle-pet.
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  • WizardryWizardry Ontario, CanadaMember EpicPosts: 12,830
    people always using the term Blizzard,that is just a business title it is not REAL people.

    The person who rolls the dice is Bobby kotick.he has PAID staff to build up Blizzard's PR and they do it via various means but almost NEVER out of their own pocket or having Kotick get of his lazy ass.

    Paying staff employees to do this is not the same as say PK Subban going to visit sick children's hospital on HIS time,HIS money ,HIS own effort,he is not paying staff or someone to do it for him.

    As well there are always rich people giving to charity,it is out their own pocket though,Kotick does not do that.Way back with COD he did some tournament to give COD good PR because he used that money  to give to some veterans charity.That was done for Blizzard,for the COD franchise and NOT for vets.MOST of that money was from vets or military people in the tournament,it was NOT out of Kotick's pocket just like these sales are doing the same thing.

    So gamer's are the good people IF again it is for the purpose and not just to get a battle pet but Kotick will take all the credit even though he doesn't have to do a single thing,his paid staff does all thew work.

    here is a hint,when you are PAID to do something and garnering personal gains from doing something, it is NOT the same as a true person with a warm heart,not even remotely close to the same.
    tell Kotick to get off his ass and go visit sick children's hospital on HIS time,his money and without his PR staff rolling the video,then we can talk.
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  • ForgrimmForgrimm Somewhere in TimeMember EpicPosts: 2,422
    Wizardry said:
    people always using the term Blizzard,that is just a business title it is not REAL people.

    So they employ mannequins?
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  • TillerTiller Member RarePosts: 6,116
    I don't play WoW anymore and haven't for years, but I think this is a great idea for those who may not otherwise give to worthy causes. Also Red Cross does much more than you could ever imagine in these situations to help and they are awesome, so big-ups to those who give money to help.





  • AlbatroesAlbatroes Member EpicPosts: 3,275

    SBFord said:

    *waits for the obligatory "Blizzard is a greedy company for not donating all of their profits to disaster relief" posts*



    I bought mine and three more for friends. Kudos to Blizzard for again providing millions in disaster relief.



    Nah, I'll be honest. SE is pretty greedy. All you hear is echos officially while the community over there raised money for the disaster in Texas I believe.
  • SlyLoKSlyLoK Sugar Grove, VAMember RarePosts: 2,203
    Awesome. Though I don't trust the red cross to put the money to good use.
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  • SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News Manager The CitadelMMORPG.COM Staff LegendaryPosts: 25,196
    Albatroes said:

    SBFord said:

    *waits for the obligatory "Blizzard is a greedy company for not donating all of their profits to disaster relief" posts*



    I bought mine and three more for friends. Kudos to Blizzard for again providing millions in disaster relief.



    Nah, I'll be honest. SE is pretty greedy. All you hear is echos officially while the community over there raised money for the disaster in Texas I believe.
    Oh! I'll look into that!

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  • AlbatroesAlbatroes Member EpicPosts: 3,275
    SBFord said:
    Albatroes said:

    SBFord said:

    *waits for the obligatory "Blizzard is a greedy company for not donating all of their profits to disaster relief" posts*



    I bought mine and three more for friends. Kudos to Blizzard for again providing millions in disaster relief.



    Nah, I'll be honest. SE is pretty greedy. All you hear is echos officially while the community over there raised money for the disaster in Texas I believe.
    Oh! I'll look into that!
    http://forum.square-enix.com/ffxiv/threads/345097-FFXIV-community-raised-21-000-for-natural-disaster-relief-charity


    https://www.reddit.com/r/ffxiv/comments/6ysp9e/lalafell_invasion_for_hurricane_relief_a_12hr/

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  • SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News Manager The CitadelMMORPG.COM Staff LegendaryPosts: 25,196

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  • AoriAori Carbondale, ILMember EpicPosts: 3,799
    Real shame they choose the Red Cross. What a waste of a generosity. 
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  • azurreiazurrei Member UncommonPosts: 292
    edited September 12

    Aori said:

    Real shame they choose the Red Cross. What a waste of a generosity. 



    Despite the "bloat," the Red Cross actually does a lot of good - I just wish more of the donated funds went for said good. Red Cross is not a 100% volunteer based charitable organization so it should be expected, to a point.
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  • triikortriikor rotoruaMember UncommonPosts: 13
    Who's to say they will even give 100% of sales?
    Could easily say they only sold 1000 when they actually sold 10000.

    I will never believe anything companies say, and I can't believe other people take what they say as the 100% truth
  • ConstantineMerusConstantineMerus LondonMember RarePosts: 997
    Forgrimm said:
    Wizardry said:
    people always using the term Blizzard,that is just a business title it is not REAL people.

    So they employ mannequins?
    Imagine to learn about that after an interview.
    "well, we thought a mannequin could do your job just as good and would never file for sexual harassment neither."
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  • klash2defklash2def Member RarePosts: 803
    dope! this is something i can get behind! Even though I dont play wow anymore, I love this
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  • ScottJeslisScottJeslis Member UncommonPosts: 29
    Bought mine!
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  • lahnmirlahnmir UtrechtMember RarePosts: 849
    Wizardry said:
    people always using the term Blizzard,that is just a business title it is not REAL people.

    The person who rolls the dice is Bobby kotick.he has PAID staff to build up Blizzard's PR and they do it via various means but almost NEVER out of their own pocket or having Kotick get of his lazy ass.

    Paying staff employees to do this is not the same as say PK Subban going to visit sick children's hospital on HIS time,HIS money ,HIS own effort,he is not paying staff or someone to do it for him.

    As well there are always rich people giving to charity,it is out their own pocket though,Kotick does not do that.Way back with COD he did some tournament to give COD good PR because he used that money  to give to some veterans charity.That was done for Blizzard,for the COD franchise and NOT for vets.MOST of that money was from vets or military people in the tournament,it was NOT out of Kotick's pocket just like these sales are doing the same thing.

    So gamer's are the good people IF again it is for the purpose and not just to get a battle pet but Kotick will take all the credit even though he doesn't have to do a single thing,his paid staff does all thew work.

    here is a hint,when you are PAID to do something and garnering personal gains from doing something, it is NOT the same as a true person with a warm heart,not even remotely close to the same.
    tell Kotick to get off his ass and go visit sick children's hospital on HIS time,his money and without his PR staff rolling the video,then we can talk.
    Why the hell does he have to do that? They make no profits at all and spend money on creating the pet and advertising it. So yeah, they ' lost'  money on this one. Why on earth does Kotick have to take it out of his own wallet when his company can achieve so much more?

    There is no pleasing some people I guess, this is a perfect example. Unless FFXI became a person and personally donated some money I can't see you being pleased at all, with anything concerning gaming that is.

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  • cheyanecheyane EarthMember EpicPosts: 4,749
    He's adorable /runs out and buys one.
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  • MightyUncleanMightyUnclean Member RarePosts: 1,676
    edited September 13
    God damn, some people are cynical bastards.  That must be a miserable way to live.
    Post edited by MightyUnclean on
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  • KnightFalzKnightFalz Member UncommonPosts: 120
    triikor said:
    Who's to say they will even give 100% of sales?
    Could easily say they only sold 1000 when they actually sold 10000.

    I will never believe anything companies say, and I can't believe other people take what they say as the 100% truth
    The larger the amount they donate by virtue of these sales the better PR they will get from it. There is absolutely no benefit to them to report a  lesser amount of sales.

    Aside from that, they may also get some kind of tax break based on the amount, as I believe even corporations get some related benefit from donations they make.
  • CygiCygi Member UncommonPosts: 89
    SBFord said:
    *waits for the obligatory "Blizzard is a greedy company for not donating all of their profits to disaster relief" posts*
    If one of the main worker of this site posts that kind of provocation, then it's seriously something wrong going on with this portal.
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