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Community #1 Posted 03 December 2013 - 06:04 PM

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Our charity partner War Child UK is launching a new ‘Real War Is Not A Game’ campaign and we are happy to be able to support it.

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Monster95alpha19 #2 Posted 03 December 2013 - 06:07 PM

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Its nice to see those kind of actions!  :honoring:

krazypenguin #3 Posted 03 December 2013 - 06:19 PM

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One hundred thousand Euros...that's excellent.

Kudos to anyone who purchased one of the charity packages and to WG for making this possible and topping up the total, in particular Richard (The_Challenger) for selecting such a worthy charity.  You did a good thing sir.

jimonwye #4 Posted 03 December 2013 - 06:41 PM

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Well done WG, Thank you all. :great:

WoTDaFoCh #5 Posted 03 December 2013 - 06:45 PM

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Worthy cause....well done

bandit287 #6 Posted 03 December 2013 - 07:57 PM

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If i recall well,they said they are going to give 25 % of the profits of some "discounts" in gold and stuff.So if they are giving 100k ,their profits are 400k which means they kept 300k for themself from selling a virtual non-existing stuff.The so called charity packages they were giving back there were a whole different packages from the ones in the "discount" section in the current week or month,which means that all the profits from those packages could've been given to this charity,but instead WG decided to make a whole new news with packages for charity ,but to keep 75 % of the profits.
Good job

Edited by bandit287, 03 December 2013 - 08:06 PM.


ErenJager #7 Posted 03 December 2013 - 07:59 PM

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So, first Wargaming refused to support the charity for veteran tankers, and now you throw away hundred thousand Euro on "war kids"? I am sure that some local warlord in Africa will appreciate the money (well, half of it, the other half is eaten by the "charity" itself - charity is great business, that's why there are so many).

Oh, I forgot, sorry - British official charity, that means it's all tax deductable, am I right?

WarxOfx23th #8 Posted 03 December 2013 - 08:28 PM

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Looks like it is official this time, not like last time when you guys stealth changed the post into 'just a charity drive for charity X'.

CoolBreeze541 #9 Posted 03 December 2013 - 09:24 PM

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U have to write off that tax right WG   :teethhappy: You seriously dont think that we know what your doing. Anyway i support most Charity I have no problems with that but it just so happens to be a UK Charity convenient I think NOT. And why War child we all know half the moneys going into the charity's back pocket and the rest to a corrupt official the money will never reach where its needed :facepalm:
EDIT:Thanks for all the neg rep just sharing my opinion that's all you dont have to like it and u can disagree with it but i have seen this time and time from companies who will donate to UK Charities as a tax write off its so common its unreal.

Edited by Martin541, 04 December 2013 - 01:25 AM.


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View PostErenJager, on 03 December 2013 - 07:59 PM, said:

So, first Wargaming refused to support the charity for veteran tankers, and now you throw away hundred thousand Euro on "war kids"? I am sure that some local warlord in Africa will appreciate the money (well, half of it, the other half is eaten by the "charity" itself - charity is great business, that's why there are so many).

Oh, I forgot, sorry - British official charity, that means it's all tax deductible, am I right?

Your views are black and white, if you want to support veteran tankers in your country, go on then. What WG does is noble, and I applaud them for it. And didn't you say that a country should take care of it's own problems? Well then you go complain to your local beloved government then about the veterans not receiving enough money for whatever they need it for.

There are more veterans in other countries that requires more than just a charity funding around Europe, yet I don't hear a single mention about that from you? You are arrogant, it appears you only cry out loud when your fellow country men doesn't receive charity funding. And now you are gonna hack down on charity for war children? Wow, you are a terrible person.

WoTDaFoCh #11 Posted 03 December 2013 - 09:51 PM

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Yes its true what you guys say to some degree ......but if some kids get something better than their current situation its worth it in my eyes

Edited by BigBadEnglishUK, 04 December 2013 - 12:33 AM.


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View PostSMGJohn, on 03 December 2013 - 09:31 PM, said:

Your views are black and white, if you want to support veteran tankers in your country, go on then. What WG does is noble, and I applaud them for it. And didn't you say that a country should take care of it's own problems? Well then you go complain to your local beloved government then about the veterans not receiving enough money for whatever they need it for.

There are more veterans in other countries that requires more than just a charity funding around Europe, yet I don't hear a single mention about that from you? You are arrogant, it appears you only cry out loud when your fellow country men doesn't receive charity funding. And now you are gonna hack down on charity for war children? Wow, you are a terrible person.

.....says the guy with hammer and sickle in his avatar.

Yes, how terrible of me, saying it how it is. Hell, maybe I am a terrible person, but then, I don't believe in these "industrial" charities. Also:

View PostSMGJohn, on 03 December 2013 - 09:31 PM, said:

There are more veterans in other countries that requires more than just a charity funding around Europe, yet I don't hear a single mention about that from you?

The link I posted in the first post contains the following text:

Well, the answer is simple. You don’t have to. There are thousands of veterans still alive in your own countries, who, especially in former Eastern Bloc, are living in poor conditions. Your own veterans need you. go, google your own veteran organizations and see how you can help your own people, how you can honor them for sacrificing sometimes everything they had apart from their lives for your country.

So yes, I do care about other veterans. In fact, Carramba66 (the person who organized the whole veteran thing) is coordinating such effort in other countries too. I also donated a sum of money. And whom exactly did YOU help, since you rant so nicely?

Yea, that's what I thought.

darkfang77 #13 Posted 03 December 2013 - 10:38 PM

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What does WG hope to achieve here? "War is not a game", but gets donations from War-gaming. Come on...

Cocodog13 #14 Posted 03 December 2013 - 11:22 PM

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View Postdarkfang77, on 03 December 2013 - 10:38 PM, said:

What does WG hope to achieve here? "War is not a game", but gets donations from War-gaming. Come on...

i hope that they hope to end the utter stupidity of people like you.

The_Challenger #15 Posted 03 December 2013 - 11:47 PM

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View PostErenJager, on 03 December 2013 - 07:59 PM, said:

So, first Wargaming refused to support the charity for veteran tankers, and now you throw away hundred thousand Euro on "war kids"? I am sure that some local warlord in Africa will appreciate the money (well, half of it, the other half is eaten by the "charity" itself - charity is great business, that's why there are so many).
Oh, I forgot, sorry - British official charity, that means it's all tax deductable, am I right?
Please explain refused ? Did you contact anyone (me for example) as for "throw away" well (Wow) we are all entitled to our own opinion here is mine. I have worked with many Charity Organisations over the years in a number of Operational environments, numerous Veterans organisations which I still do, the Red Cross and so on, there are in excess of 1800 charities in the UK alone.
If you have so much skepticism concerning then so be it, personally having seen them work in the field and spent some time with them, I admire what they do and the way they do it.So I am proud to support them.
I was never in any doubt that whatever Charity we supported then some would not like, that's life.Ultimately a worthy cause got some help,simple.
Ps last time i looked neither Afghanistan or Iraq were in Africa, breakdown of some finances and a few annual statements here :
http://www.warchild....ut/our-finances

RegularLogic #16 Posted 04 December 2013 - 06:09 AM

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So nice that people can take issue with something nice being done for others in need... Having volunteered for a charity in the past, I'm ashamed to see that the issue in this thread is headed towards how deserving a child is of a brighter future.
Also lovely to see a shameless self promotion of blog and diversion of attention being applied by someone who has, in the past, openly critisized the company responsible for this charitable action. If only we were all so bold as to take issue with the plight of children to further our own gains.
Jager, if you have nothing nice to say, on a topic such as this, button your lips. We don't want to hear it. Peddle your pathetic blog in a topic which doesn't involve a selfless and charitable gesture towards children affected by the horrors of war.
Any form of charitable action towards such a cause as this deserves nothing but respect and humility.

Edited by RegularLogic, 04 December 2013 - 06:11 AM.


KhelgarFK #17 Posted 04 December 2013 - 07:43 AM

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Well done Wargaming and everyone who purchased a charity package. Any money that goes to a charitable cause is worthwhile. Yes charitable donations are tax deductible, that doesn't reduce the amount that goes to the charity though which is what really matters. Yes some charities spend way too much money on the "organisation" but again, any money going to people that need it is better than nothing. Some people love to sit behind their pc in a nice warm room and whine about everything and anything. Get a life, get some life experience, then come back and post a more educated response.

Asghaad #18 Posted 04 December 2013 - 08:19 AM

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ohh o wondered how long it would take them to pull up the "good publicity" from their charity scam ...

i would be applauding them if they didn't pull the name of charity mid event so players couldn't go for direct donation instead buying their insanely expensive bundles ... (guess they weren't generating enough profit this way huh ...)

i would also be applauding them if they didnt grab 3/4 of proceeds and called that charity - if you put virtual goods with ZERO manufacturing expenses, then grab 75% of the prices for yourselves, that's NOT charity, that's using the charity to boost the sales. As i stated before, that 25% down is only 10% less that WG usually discounts, so in reality they took 10% of their profits to boost their sales by dozens of percent by hiding behind the charity ...

Its good that at lest something good came out of it but at the same time its DISGUSTING that WG profited from it in this way, running a charity as business practice is pretty low and is one of the reasons i lost all my trust in this company.

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View PostThe_Challenger, on 03 December 2013 - 11:47 PM, said:

Please explain refused ? Did you contact anyone (me for example) as for "throw away" well (Wow) we are all entitled to our own opinion here is mine. I have worked with many Charity Organisations over the years in a number of Operational environments, numerous Veterans organisations which I still do, the Red Cross and so on, there are in excess of 1800 charities in the UK alone.
If you have so much skepticism concerning then so be it, personally having seen them work in the field and spent some time with them, I admire what they do and the way they do it.So I am proud to support them.
I was never in any doubt that whatever Charity we supported then some would not like, that's life.Ultimately a worthy cause got some help,simple.
Ps last time i looked neither Afghanistan or Iraq were in Africa, breakdown of some finances and a few annual statements here :
http://www.warchild....ut/our-finances

i think that what this guy says is influenced too much by "feed the Africa" charities that are exactly like what he described. The one you and WG chose is at least focused enough on the populace that really needs help and i actually think you couldnt chose a better charity (because even if it works, feeding the starving african only means few years later you have dozen more starving africans to feed ...)

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Well done to all who contributed, WG and players alike. And especially to Richard for suggesting it in the first place -  a big plus 1 to you sir.

So what/ when's the next one? As Silentstalker suggests in a roundabout way; there's always a need to help those who can't take mouse to pad and hand to wallet?




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