Those affected by Hurrican Katrina can now be helped even when playing Everquest 2
. Just do a /donate command and you'll be on your way to sending some aid to them. In addition, SOE is suspending billing for 13,000+ players who are in those areas. Pretty cool on the part of Sony.
Hurricane Katrina has left an incredible wake of destruction across the Mid-Atlantic States. Sony Online Entertainment would like to ask you to take a moment to make a donation to the American Red Cross in order to help alleviate some of the suffering.
In EverQuest II we have added the /donate command, type in /donate to be taken to the American Red Crossâ€™s Hurricane 2005 relief page. For those members of SOE Communities in other games, you can contribute using this link, American Red Cross. The American Red Cross will process your donation and make sure that it is put to maximum use to help those whose lives have been affected by the hurricane.
Additionally, for our 13,000+ players actually in the affected areas, we will be suspending billing until such time as they are able to play again. In addition, any items or structures in any of our games, which decay over time, will be preserved until the userâ€™s next login.