Gaming with a Heart
Everyone says that gamer are entitled, ego-centric, loners or just not social-able. There are event in game and out of game that put a lie to this. This past week the gaming world lost an inspiration. Ribbitribbit has passed. For those not familiar with his story, it started with a modest request. The story ended this week and was passed on to the gaming community here.
A short time ago I saw this post about how someone was making an incredible journey and was immortalized in game.
The World of Warcraft and Diablo II have many NPC named after notable figures from Blizzard and the player community. World of Warcraft also has a couple of notable quests in game that no one should miss out on doing.
Alicia’s Poem - http://www.wowhead.com/?quest=11451
This quest pays tribute to a WoW player who died of luekemia.
Kyle’s Gone Missing - http://www.wowhead.com/?quest=11129
This quest was added as part of Ezra Phoenix (Ephoenix) Chatterton’s Make-A-Wish visit to Blizzard headquarters. Ezra got to design this quest, which is given by Ahab Wheathoof.
Often groups will get together to have in-game events for charities such as Child’s Play, Heart and Stroke and many others. To protest the ending of Mass Effect 3, players set up a Facebook group and fundraiser to to be donated to Child’s Play as a way bring attention to what many felt were poor choices for the ending. That event raised over $80,000.
With all the bad news in the gaming world this last few weeks, 38 Games and Bioware SWTOR layoffs and Diablo III launch issues, it is important to remember that there is good in games as well.