CCP Games has announced they're starting up the 'PLEX for GOOD' drive system again from tonight so that EVE Online players can spend in-game PLEX on helping to secure real world relief funds for Nepal's displaced and injured.
Over 6,000 are now believed to have lost their lives in the recent earthquakes in Nepal, with over 130k homes destroyed. The United Nations calculate 3 million are in need of aid. The studio will match pledges by $15.
The money will be given to the Icelandic Red Cross to help their efforts in Nepal.
"Along with the EVE Online community, CCP have been following the devastating impact of these events, and we were extremely humbled to see support tickets start to flood in and requests begin to appear on the EVE forums and social media sites requesting that we launch a PLEX for GOOD initiative to assist those affected," said the studio.
"Beginning today, Friday, May 1st 2015 through to 23:59:59 on Friday May 15 2015, CCP will be accepting PLEX for GOOD donations from our players."
"For each PLEX donated during this period, CCP hf. will contribute USD $15 to the Icelandic Red Cross to fund their aid efforts in Nepal."
For those who wish to make their PLEX for GOOD donation:
▪ Contract one or more PLEX to the "CCP PLEX for GOOD" character on a 14-day item exchange contract.
▪ Contracts will be accepted within 24 hours of submission, though usually sooner than that.
"Once again, as we say with every PLEX for GOOD drive, we cannot thank the EVE Community enough for the support, encouragement and dedication that you all show to the PLEX for GOOD program."
Previously the EVE Online community has helped raised more than $340,000 to assist those in disaster areas in Japan, Haiti, Pakistan, and the United States, and the last PLEX for GOOD drive accumulated $190,890 for those affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.
To learn more about the PLEX for GOOD initiative read the official FAQ.