Greetings marvelous ones!
We tend to use devblogs and news articles to call attention to exciting new things our developers are working on or what to expect in the next release just a few weeks away, but I wanted to change that up a bit for once, and give a shout out to the friendly generosity of EVE players.
A few weeks ago, a simple post appeared on Reddit by AgonistX. Two Redditors (raphendyr and cornak_firefist) then took this a step further and the idea of buying a round of tasty development fuel was born, #CCPizza became a thing, and a GoFund.me page was created. Donations and comments poured in, and can still be viewed here.
In just over 21 hours, more pizza money had been raised than the EVE developers in Reykjavik could possibly eat in a sitting, so the funding page was shut down temporarily while myself and Cornak Firefist tried to work out what to do with the extra cash.
In the spirit of the effort, we decided to extend the pizza to all CCP offices and give the leftover funds to the Icelandic Red Cross. The page was reopened and allowed to run for the full 7 days originally planned. Here is what it all broke down to:
- 7 days of funding
- Donations from 109 people, many with wonderful notes of encouragement to the team
- US$2116 raised for the original goal of US$60
- After fees, taxes and transfer costs, CCP received US$1,916.38
- Everything left over from the pizza costs will be donated to the Icelandic Red Cross
And because you guys love your graph pr0n…
Total pizzas consumed by office
Total pizzas that contained pepperoni
Total pizzas that contained pineapple
Thank you to everyone, not just those who contributed, but all of you who make up this great community we are all so happy to be a part of. Fly safe o7