Arena Net Donates Thousands to Guild Wars 2 Player After Her Property Burns Down

 

Should you needed a reminder of just how great folks is often from time to time, that is surely an incredible example of the power and support of MMOs.

Lengthy time Guild Wars player Flora Hunsucker, better known in game as Siadina or to neighborhood GameStop employees as the “crazy Guild Wars lady,” lost her home inside a fire just ahead of Christmas. Siadina has been playing Guild Wars considering the fact that 2005 because it was her 1st MMO. She’s picked up each and every expansion towards the game GW2 Gold and it really is sequel Guild Wars 2 which she still plays. She’s logged 4,874 hours in-game and counting, for those of you who – like me – have pretty little concept of what that amounts to, four,874 hours translates to more than 203 days. So, she’s spent pretty much a whole year on the planet of Guild Wars which is some significant dedication.

Just after the fire, her family members started a crowdfunding campaign to raise income so they could move into a brand new property. But in the wreckage of her old home, Siadina was in a position to recover her Collector’s Edition of Guild Wars expansion Nightfall.

As Kotaku reports:

The firefighters told Siadina and her loved ones that she could return immediately after per week or two to determine what they could salvage. Inside the meantime, they set up a crowdfunding campaign to make an effort to raise funds to move into a new dwelling. She returned towards the home to film a Facebook Reside, to show the persons who were donating what they had been helping her with. She mentioned that as soon as she completed her video, she found her collector’s edition of Nightfall. Other than a little bit water harm, it was intact.

Just after a buddy urged her to do so, Siadina then posted the video to Twitter and tagged Guild Wars developer ArenaNet. Her tweet caught the focus from the studio’s social media coordinator who sent her a direct message asking for her address to send her a t-shirt.

But that is not what she ended up getting.

Shortly right after that Twitter exchange, Siadina said that her mother known as her and told her that, “Someone referred to as ArenaNet,” produced a $3,500 donation to their GoFundMe campaign. And then she got cheap GW2 Gold a package. Siadina stated that her mom told her, “This doesn’t really feel like a t-shirt.” ArenaNet had sent her all of the Guild Wars games, signed by the developers.

“It was a magical point opening that up an seeing all my beloved games,” she said. “That’s to not mention the t-shirt plus the swag bag. All of these have been signed.”

Amongst the gift and donation from ArenaNet, the support in the Guild Wars neighborhood and her regional good friends, she stated that her faith in humanity has been restored, “a billion occasions more than.”

Though Siadina’s GoFundMe campaign has surpassed it is $5,000 goal, donations are still coming in as her household struggles to recover from the fire.