- Oct 2, 2009
My hat goes off to Valve..
Yes yes I know that now. This is what I get for reading it too quickly...BoosterGold said:
Seconded.HG131 said:I really hate to do this, Escapist, I really do, but I'm calling favoritism. Why does this get an article yet the wristbands Bungie is making having their money go to help Japan, plus ALL money spent in the Bungie store, doesn't? I REALLY hate to do this, but I feel that you guys are playing favorites.
Where is the Like button when we need it. I said almost the exact same thing to my dad last night when we saw like 20 "send relief to Japan by texting XXXXXX".Icehearted said:This is too much. Where was this outpouring for Haiti? Where was this support for gulf flood victims? Japan is more than capable of handling things, and from what I've read from people actually living there (and the EPA) it's not nearly as bad as the media portrays it.
There is nothing remotely admirable about pick and choose charities, especially when they pick and choose wealthier nations to aid rather than a poor nation that actually NEEDS the help.
Japan needs our help less than Haiti and even Americans still displaced to this day because of the Katrina and Rita hurricanes. I really don't know what to make of this, but it looks like just about everyone the world over has their priorities back assward.
I have to agree.HG131 said:I really hate to do this, Escapist, I really do, but I'm calling favoritism. Why does this get an article yet the wristbands Bungie is making having their money go to help Japan, plus ALL money spent in the Bungie store, doesn't? I REALLY hate to do this, but I feel that you guys are playing favorites.
1) How do you know Valve didn't donate personally?Jarrid said:As someone before me said, why doesn't Valve just donate their own money to aid Japan instead of pulling it out of their customers' pockets?
Because the idea is to encourage people to give as much as they can. If you can afford ten bucks, buy the ten buck hat. If you can buy the hundred buck one, buy that. It would be bad if they only gave away the hat at one hundred, but they're not. Options for everyone. Ideally, this way they'll get those "more" people buying the ten buck hat, and some of those "more" people doubling or 10×ing (I don't know the word for 'increase tenfold' here) that amount.Andronicus said:I know it's all for a good cause, but what the hell is with those prices? Even the $20.00 is really quite high. Again, I know the idea is really just to get people to donate, but most people are going to read "Something something Japan something something charity something something A HUNDRED DOLLARS FOR A HAT?! Screw that!". I guess they could just get the small one, but if people read about the $100 one, they're much more likely to be put off competely by it. Wouldn't have been better to lower the prices to something more reasonable, like $10.00, and just have more people buy the hats?