Some nice news about a charity effort Blizzard enabled through their MMORPG World of Warcraft.
World of Warcraft users raised more than $1 million for the Make-A-Wish foundation, a charity that grants wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.
From Nov. 4 to Dec. 31, WoW users could buy a Pandaren Monk, one of the many virtual pets that can accompany players in-game. The Monk sold for $10, half of which was donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. That means about 222,000 players purchased the pet.
Blizzard president Mike Morhaime handed the $1.11 million check to the foundation on Tuesday at Blizzard?s private campus in Orange County, California. About a dozen children in the local Make-A-Wish program were invited to attend the brief ceremony and play Blizzard?s Starcraft 2 and Diablo 3.
Yes, a dozen kids in the LA-area Make A Wish foundation got to go to Blizzard HQ and play Diablo 3. I bet you wish you were an eleven year old with a life-threatening disease now, huh? Oh wait…