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Blizzard to donate Diablo III ill-gotten gold to charity
Posted: 12.05.2013 17:12 by Comments: 9
Blizzard has announced that the publisher would be donating the ill-gotten gold from the recent Diablo III real-money auction house exploit to charity.

Production director John Hight announced on Battle.net, "We'll also be donating all proceeds from auctions conducted by the suspended or banned players including all of their sale proceeds that we intercepted as well as our transaction fee to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals."

Hight went on to note only a few players actually had the funds to take advantage of the exploit, and "only 415 of those players chose to use this exploit for personal gain." Said players were, of course, banned.

The real-money auction houses were re-activated on Friday.
Source: Polygon
Related games: Diablo III (PC)

Comments

By danfreeman (SI Elite) on May 12, 2013
danfreeman
Huh? What is this? Blizzard being nice? And how exactly would they donate a virtual coin to charity? What in the world did i just read?
By djole381 (SI Elite) on May 12, 2013
djole381
I'm so glad I haven't bought this game. It would have been a terrible waste of money.
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on May 12, 2013
SirRoderick
It is a real-money auction house dan, you know that
By danfreeman (SI Elite) on May 12, 2013
danfreeman
The article says they will donate gold or maybe I am misreading.
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on May 12, 2013
SirRoderick
The gold is worth actual cash, isn't that the point of it all?
By Voqar (SI Core Veteran) on May 13, 2013
Voqar
It's a nice gesture even if the funds going to charity are a slice of facilitated cheating in a video game and are ultimately tainted. RMAH = built-in cheating where bliz takes a cut.
By SiyaenSokol (SI Elite) on May 13, 2013
SiyaenSokol
Blizzard, I am impressed.
By nocutius (SI Elite) on May 13, 2013
nocutius
It was probably peanuts and it gives them nice publicity, but even if we're talking a few hundred it's still something.
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on May 14, 2013
FoolWolf
Finally a good decision! :)