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Blizzard Has Raised Nearly $10M Through Sales of Mercy Charity Skin - Overwatch - MMORPG.com

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imageBlizzard Has Raised Nearly $10M Through Sales of Mercy Charity Skin - Overwatch - MMORPG.com

Overwatch News - The Overwatch Facebook page has been updated with the amazing news that sales of the Mercy charity skin has raised nearly $10M benefiting the Breast Cancer Research Center. All proceeds from the sale of each $15 skin will be sent to the BCRC and Blizzard is hoping to top the $10M mark.

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  • SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerMMORPG.COM Staff LegendaryPosts: 28,971
    In before someone rushes in with a pitchfork claiming that "IT'S NOT ENOUGH BLIZZARD ARE GREEDY BASTICHES RAAAAAAAWR!!!"

    I think it's fantastic and, as a survivor, it's <3
    laseritShelassaNephethLeiHngWeiMisterZebubfrostymugPanther2103ZombieCatStoneRosesGaladournand 3 others.

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  • ShelassaShelassa MMORPG.COM Staff UncommonPosts: 602
    I am astonished at the number, considering that Blizzard spoke of the $250k minimum donation originally
    SBFordLeiHngWei
  • NephethNepheth Member RarePosts: 329
    It is crazy how one skin for charity could raise this much money. That’s awesome!
    SBFord
  • laseritlaserit Member EpicPosts: 5,517
    I think it's great that they're donating 100% of the proceeds.

    Props are well deserved.

    It's when a company donates partial proceeds, especially if that partial amounts to a small % of the proceeds that I become cynical. 
    SBFordMisterZebub

    "Be water my friend" - Bruce Lee

  • MisterZebubMisterZebub Member EpicPosts: 2,656
    SBFord said:
    In before someone rushes in with a pitchfork claiming that "IT'S NOT ENOUGH BLIZZARD ARE GREEDY BASTICHES RAAAAAAAWR!!!"

    I think it's fantastic and, as a survivor, it's <3
    Damn it can we not bitch about anything any more without feeling like assholes!? :D
    SBFordTorvalmrputts


    "My name is ruin, my name is vengeance
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    My name is ruin, my name is broken
    My name is shameless, I'll tear you wide open"


  • XingbairongXingbairong Member RarePosts: 585
    edited May 17
    These greedy bas... just kidding. Good job as always.
    I really like that Blizzard always give 100% of the proceeds.

    Btw a bit off-topic, but Call of Duty has been added to the launcher, hmmm :P

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  • SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerMMORPG.COM Staff LegendaryPosts: 28,971
    edited May 17


    These greedy bas... just kidding. Good job as always.

    I really like that Blizzard always give 100% of the proceeds.

    Btw a bit off-topic, but Call of Duty has been added to the launcher, hmmm :P




    Yep, it has been! BNet is the exclusive purveyor of COD:BO4 for PC. :)
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  • XingbairongXingbairong Member RarePosts: 585

    SBFord said:





    These greedy bas... just kidding. Good job as always.


    I really like that Blizzard always give 100% of the proceeds.



    Btw a bit off-topic, but Call of Duty has been added to the launcher, hmmm :P







    Yep, it has been! BNet is the exclusive purveyor of COD:BO4 for PC. :)



    I can see WoW Token prices going up even more :(

    I used to be excited for the WoW Tokens since I could get stimpacks and other stuff for HotS with them, but now... it feels like a waste to spend so much gold(close to 360k on EU) especially with the expansion coming soon.
    SBFord
  • cheyanecheyane Member EpicPosts: 5,466
    Blizzard - good job.
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  • AoriAori Member EpicPosts: 4,023

    SBFord said:

    In before someone rushes in with a pitchfork claiming that "IT'S NOT ENOUGH BLIZZARD ARE GREEDY BASTICHES RAAAAAAAWR!!!"



    I think it's fantastic and, as a survivor, it's <3 </div>


    I gotchu

    What about prostate cancer? why is it always charity for breast cancer!? Blizzard is just pandering!
  • TorvalTorval Member LegendaryPosts: 17,225
    That's a cool skin. I love Overwatch art. I wish there was a coop/pve action game with this look.

    The costume reminds me a little of the Legend of Dragoon for PS1. 

    SBFordAori
    silent protagonist, dirty mmo gamer, filthy casual
  • ScorchienScorchien Member EpicPosts: 5,066
    Aori said:

    SBFord said:

    In before someone rushes in with a pitchfork claiming that "IT'S NOT ENOUGH BLIZZARD ARE GREEDY BASTICHES RAAAAAAAWR!!!"



    I think it's fantastic and, as a survivor, it's <3



    I gotchu

    What about prostate cancer? why is it always charity for breast cancer!? Blizzard is just pandering!
    Because everyone Loves breasts .. Women love having them and Men love that they do .. the inner workings of the exiting orifice get much less attention in general
  • Soki123Soki123 Member RarePosts: 2,469
    Amazing
    SBFord
  • RenoakuRenoaku Member RarePosts: 2,802
    If they sold more skins there would be more money to donate???
  • winghaven1winghaven1 Member RarePosts: 664

    SBFord said:

    In before someone rushes in with a pitchfork claiming that "IT'S NOT ENOUGH BLIZZARD ARE GREEDY BASTICHES RAAAAAAAWR!!!"



    I think it's fantastic and, as a survivor, it's <3 </div>


    How can it ever be not enough if it is 100% of it that they give away? Sounds like you see an issue where there isn't. I'm fairly confident this is universally loved.
  • XiaokiXiaoki Member RarePosts: 3,032

    SBFord said:

    In before someone rushes in with a pitchfork claiming that "IT'S NOT ENOUGH BLIZZARD ARE GREEDY BASTICHES RAAAAAAAWR!!!"



    I think it's fantastic and, as a survivor, it's <3



    How can it ever be not enough if it is 100% of it that they give away? Sounds like you see an issue where there isn't. I'm fairly confident this is universally loved.
    You should read the thread in which the skin was announced ....or any thread about Blizzard doing charitable work ever really. Its not universally loved.

    Its just that the people that hate Blizzard cant reply to this because it would make them look like even more of an asshole.
    Nepheth
  • SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerMMORPG.COM Staff LegendaryPosts: 28,971
    edited May 18
    SBFord said:

    In before someone rushes in with a pitchfork claiming that "IT'S NOT ENOUGH BLIZZARD ARE GREEDY BASTICHES RAAAAAAAWR!!!"

    I think it's fantastic and, as a survivor, it's <3
    How can it ever be not enough if it is 100% of it that they give away? Sounds like you see an issue where there isn't. I'm fairly confident this is universally loved.
    Didn't you know that no matter how much Blizzard raises and donates to charity, it's never enough because they're a multi-billion dollar corporation that is f*cking GREEDY! :D

    As @Xiaoki said: Every thread about Blizz's charity work is blasted with garbage like that.

    I love Blizzard's work, in this case, it's personal.
    Post edited by SBFord on

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  • cheyanecheyane Member EpicPosts: 5,466
    Glad you survived @SBFord
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  • SwaneaSwanea Member UncommonPosts: 2,383
    Grabbed mine because I mean, why not.  If they made a soldier 76 prostate cancer skin, I'd get it as well....
    SBFordOctagon7711
  • HydraelzHydraelz Member UncommonPosts: 4
    Blizzard  <3
    SBFord
  • MilanderMilander Member UncommonPosts: 178

    laserit said:

    I think it's great that they're donating 100% of the proceeds.

    Props are well deserved.

    It's when a company donates partial proceeds, especially if that partial amounts to a small % of the proceeds that I become cynical. 



    Blizzard might be but Sony is NOT....Apparently Sony is giving X to charity and keeping a few bucks for themselves on each sale of the Overwatch skin on PS4.

    As @Nakeman said on Twitter..."Pretty disgraceful from Sony. Taking a 22% cut from each purchase of Overwatch’s Mercy Breast Cancer Research charity skin. 100% goes to charity on Xbox and PC. Games media needs to report this."

    Still cannot find if that's something only happening in EU but still. When things read like this...
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    "They key word here is "Blizzard Entertainment will donate 100% of the proceeds that it receives from Sony PlayStation"
    Where as on Xbox it states
    "Blizzard Entertainment will donate 100% of the purchase price for your purchase of the Pink Mercy skin on Xbox "
    PSN it states it will donate 100% of what Sony gives them and on Xbox it states 100% of your purchase price.
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    Makes it sound like Sony takes off the top and then passes on the rest as 'Charity" Maybe that's why it says 25 bucks to get the skin for me
    laserit

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  • TamanousTamanous Member RarePosts: 2,779
    edited May 18

    Milander said:



    laserit said:


    I think it's great that they're donating 100% of the proceeds.

    Props are well deserved.

    It's when a company donates partial proceeds, especially if that partial amounts to a small % of the proceeds that I become cynical. 






    Blizzard might be but Sony is NOT....Apparently Sony is giving X to charity and keeping a few bucks for themselves on each sale of the Overwatch skin on PS4.



    As @Nakeman said on Twitter..."Pretty disgraceful from Sony. Taking a 22% cut from each purchase of Overwatch’s Mercy Breast Cancer Research charity skin. 100% goes to charity on Xbox and PC. Games media needs to report this."



    Still cannot find if that's something only happening in EU but still. When things read like this...

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    "They key word here is "Blizzard Entertainment will donate 100% of the proceeds that it receives from Sony PlayStation"

    Where as on Xbox it states

    "Blizzard Entertainment will donate 100% of the purchase price for your purchase of the Pink Mercy skin on Xbox "

    PSN it states it will donate 100% of what Sony gives them and on Xbox it states 100% of your purchase price.

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------



    Makes it sound like Sony takes off the top and then passes on the rest as 'Charity" Maybe that's why it says 25 bucks to get the skin for me




    This is why I never donate indirectly through product endorsement, which is what this is. Even if there is 100% donation it is still using charity as advertising. It always leads to skimming somewhere and keeps the door WIDE open for scammers.

    The very reason why Breast Cancer research was chosen over other research was because of it's current marketability, exposure and industry (yes, it's an entire industry and it's highly criticized as being built around sustaining the money flow over actually researching targeted cures).

    There is a whole lot of ignorance around the charity industry as it stands and even a fraction of the amount donated to targeted scientific research would yield better results. Sadly this takes far too much time and research for those who just want to feel good about themselves by donating around promotional media events.
    Post edited by Tamanous on

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  • laseritlaserit Member EpicPosts: 5,517
    Tamanous said:

    Milander said:



    laserit said:


    I think it's great that they're donating 100% of the proceeds.

    Props are well deserved.

    It's when a company donates partial proceeds, especially if that partial amounts to a small % of the proceeds that I become cynical. 






    Blizzard might be but Sony is NOT....Apparently Sony is giving X to charity and keeping a few bucks for themselves on each sale of the Overwatch skin on PS4.



    As @Nakeman said on Twitter..."Pretty disgraceful from Sony. Taking a 22% cut from each purchase of Overwatch’s Mercy Breast Cancer Research charity skin. 100% goes to charity on Xbox and PC. Games media needs to report this."



    Still cannot find if that's something only happening in EU but still. When things read like this...

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    "They key word here is "Blizzard Entertainment will donate 100% of the proceeds that it receives from Sony PlayStation"

    Where as on Xbox it states

    "Blizzard Entertainment will donate 100% of the purchase price for your purchase of the Pink Mercy skin on Xbox "

    PSN it states it will donate 100% of what Sony gives them and on Xbox it states 100% of your purchase price.

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------



    Makes it sound like Sony takes off the top and then passes on the rest as 'Charity" Maybe that's why it says 25 bucks to get the skin for me




    This is why I never donate indirectly through product endorsement, which is what this is. Even if there is 100% donation it is still using charity as advertising. It always leads to skimming somewhere and keeps the door WIDE open for scammers.

    The very reason why Breast Cancer research was chosen over other research was because of it's current marketability, exposure and industry (yes, it's an entire industry and it's highly criticized as being built around sustaining the money flow over actually researching targeted cures).

    There is a whole lot of ignorance around the charity industry as it stands and even a fraction of the amount donated to targeted scientific research would yield better results. Sadly this takes far too much time and research for those who just want to feel good about themselves by donating around promotional media events.
    Meh

    As far as charity as a business goes... Blizzard is in the video game business and 10 million pays for a lot of advertising and instead it going into cancer research.

     We all know people taken from us by this disease. I don’t think there is anything nefarious about it in this instance.

    "Be water my friend" - Bruce Lee

  • aCi11i3saCi11i3s Member UncommonPosts: 54
    Since less than 10% of this actually goes to research, then maybe they can find somewhere else to put it other than Planned Parenthood, of which, they’ve sent millions. No one thinks for themselves anymore and eat propaganda like candy
  • lahnmirlahnmir Member EpicPosts: 1,487
    Better to put up a sale and donate only 10% then to whine and donate absolutely nothing.

    People these days..

    /Cheers,
    Lahnmir
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    Kyleran on yours sincerely 

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