Wizard101 Community Raises $126,000 for Charity

| 11 Jan 2010 21:33
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Testament to the power of gamers to put their money where their hearts are to help people out, the community of free-to-play MMOG Wizard101 raised a combined $126,000 to give to children in need.

Last month, we reported that Kingsisle Entertainment, maker of free-to-play wizardry-school MMOG Wizard101, had hopped on board the Child's Play train with its in-game Meowmodon mount, a giant rideable tiger that fetched a price of approximately $15 (in real world money). The proceeds were split evenly between Penny Arcade's Child's Play as well as the Austin Children's Shelter, an institution that "provides emergency shelter and care for abused and neglected children," meaning that each charity got $7.50 for each mount sold.

By my count, that's a total of 8,400 Meowmodons sold. So eight-and-a-half-thousand young aspiring Wizards are now riding around Wizard City on their Meowmodons while doing their Wizard Training and honing their Wizard skills (or just hanging out and chatting), and they helped support a good cause for doing it. As every MMOG player knows, tiny contributions add up over time.

"Wizard101 fans have shown that there truly is strength in numbers," said Elie Akilian, CEO of KingsIsle Entertainment. "We were thrilled to see the Wizard101 community band together to benefit these two great organizations."

Nice job, guys. As we say in the MMOG biz, "for the win," indeed.

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Crimsane:
That's the way to do a damn charity, not 5% of the profits. *coughNDoorscough*

This. Seriously. Ndoors made 95k profit (minus a small operating cost for the person who had to process the orders) and gave 5k to charity. That is of course if they are even giving that whole 5% of all orders for that. I doubt it though because 5k is a little too round of a number.

Good story, its nice to see gamers doing stuff like this. We are awesome!

Kudos. Congrats to the developers and all those who contributed to such a good cause. (Any cause to help out those less fortunate, especially kids is ok in my books)

Holy crap! Awesome job guys!

Wow, i remember reading this and thinking there would be like maybe 20,000 raised. But this is fenominal, and its great!

Well that is sweet.

Schools should actually do that to raise money. I do love it when they sell candy for dances and extra curriclur activites, but I would love riding a giant white cat to class more.

I am proud of these guys for doing this.

If anyone plays this look for me Robert Mooncaster

That's the way to do a damn charity, not 5% of the profits. *coughNDoorscough*

I like this idea, it gives you something and lets you show other people that you have.

Nice work! More money for a great cause! Wewt!

Guess a bunch of killer gamers have a talent for being kind people. Weird.

Great Job Guys! Glad to see the gaming community raising money for Child's Play. Between them and the folks from LRR, I am sure they raised a lot of extra money this year.

Good.

Won't be playing it, but still.

They have my support in spirit.

Wizard101 Community Raises $126,000 for Charity

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Testament to the power of gamers to put their money where their hearts are to help people out, the community of free-to-play MMOG Wizard101 raised a combined $126,000 to give to children in need.

Last month, we reported that Kingsisle Entertainment, maker of free-to-play wizardry-school MMOG Wizard101, had hopped on board the Child's Play train with its in-game Meowmodon mount, a giant rideable tiger that fetched a price of approximately $15 (in real world money). The proceeds were split evenly between Penny Arcade's Child's Play as well as the Austin Children's Shelter, an institution that "provides emergency shelter and care for abused and neglected children," meaning that each charity got $7.50 for each mount sold.

By my count, that's a total of 8,400 Meowmodons sold. So eight-and-a-half-thousand young aspiring Wizards are now riding around Wizard City on their Meowmodons while doing their Wizard Training and honing their Wizard skills (or just hanging out and chatting), and they helped support a good cause for doing it. As every MMOG player knows, tiny contributions add up over time.

"Wizard101 fans have shown that there truly is strength in numbers," said Elie Akilian, CEO of KingsIsle Entertainment. "We were thrilled to see the Wizard101 community band together to benefit these two great organizations."

Nice job, guys. As we say in the MMOG biz, "for the win," indeed.

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