Hurricane Harvey & Irma (Shame on You Kabam)

This was an incredible opportunity for Kabam to use its tremendous player base to really make a difference. Offer up a Harvey and Irma package. Something amazing, that if you buy it all proceeds go to help Hurricane Harvey and Irma victims. That would be a real stand up thing to do, and I am sure the community would come out to support it.
I am thinking an class option r5 5* package. Everything you need to take 1, 5 star up to r5 plus a class specific 5* awakening gem. ($250).
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  • ShrimkinsShrimkins Posts: 259
    Not sure it's that simple. All their transactions run through a 3rd party app store so it would have to be worked out with them in advance. Probably not something that can be done overnight.
  • SirnoobSirnoob Posts: 646
    edited September 13
    deleated
  • MadMarksMadMarks Posts: 99
    edited September 13
    When it comes to money, they are pretty smart, I am sure they could figure it out.

    the key is "ALL PROCEEDS" then they are saviors not opportunists.
  • GbSarkar wrote: »
    MadMarks wrote: »
    This was an incredible opportunity for Kabam to use its tremendous player base to really make a difference. Offer up a Harvey and Irma package. Something amazing, that if you buy it all proceeds go to help Hurricane Harvey and Irma victims. That would be a real stand up thing to do, and I am sure the community would come out to support it.
    I am thinking an class option r5 5* package. Everything you need to take 1, 5 star up to r5 plus a class specific 5* awakening gem. ($250).

    If you want to really help, donate directly. You shouldn't "donate" expecting something in return

    Its not about whether we want to donate. No US based foundation is going to go to all second world and third world countries to get relief for a first world country.

    It is part of Corporate Social Responsibilty of any corporate to assist the country its based in. Kabam has a world wide base. I cannot 'donate directly' to US from India.

    Also, it doesnt take anything except coding time to make virtual items, so i dont see why not.
  • Well said, @Dark_King888
  • They did put up a message to donate to the red cross.. but It would have been nice to show some compassion for those in need... we have a member in Miami that took a big hit...
  • @MadMarks

    Maybe you should take a good long look in the mirror before saying things like shame on you. If you want to donate to the hurricane relief there are plenty of avenues to do so. Trying to get something in return for your donation is the real shame.

    Ya, pretty pathetic post by the OP no doubt. I'll help out but only if i get something for it!!!!!
  • Kabam did not make hurricane Harvey and they don't owe the victims money. For those of you saying they haven't done enough I'd love to know the true answer to how much you have done. Get off their back.
  • SkylordSkylord Posts: 130
    Hey Everybody,

    Unfortunately, due to various regulations and reasons, we weren't able to offer a special in app purchase like we have in the past with Apps for Earth and (RED). So, instead of not doing anything at all, we’ve opted to help build awareness and hopefully drive donations!

    Additionally, this hit home for many of us at Kabam and we've been putting together various drives and events internally across our US and Canadian offices in an effort to help out as well.

    What regulations? Reasons? Sorry this sounds like a cop out
  • Is it really a player's duty or place to tell Kabam how to run their Corporate Social Responsibility programme?
  • Dj Ripster, you are absolutely right.
    So basically what Kabam is saying is tough luck for affected players in Hurricane demolished areas. No power or wifi for arena and other events for 2 weeks. Is it really so much to ask for the champ you were trying for? Will it truly break Kabams bank? Honestly... Then they have the audacity to ask players to donate, when Kabam themselves aren't doing anything to compensate the affected/loyal players. They'll say it's unfair to those who grinded for said champ, yet NOT unfair to players who wanted the champ and had absolutely NO way to log in and grind for 7million points. It makes absolutely no sense. Especially after losing much needed potions/revives/items in inventory due to expiration. Then have bundle offers at $30-$100, when most victims of the disaster areas are flat broke from stocking/repairing their homes and trying to help their communities. I personally am taking in homeless and people still without power and feeding them. What are you gonna do personally Kabam besides asking Summoners to do it for you? It's disgraceful
  • Is it really a player's duty or place to tell Kabam how to run their Corporate Social Responsibility programme?

    Mate, i did not say shame on you, i was looking at the thread, and only suggested Kabam could run it thru CSR which is part of every corporate. That said, Only Kabam knows the legal and policy implications, i would have loved to contribute this way, is all I said. No ones asking for anything in return, its just to get a wider base. Hope that clears what you may have found offensive.
  • MadMarksMadMarks Posts: 99
    edited September 14
    @TheSickmaster @danielmath

    You guys attack me and don't know anything about me at all. My own company has donated Thousands of dollars and resources to helping out the relief effort.
    This post isn't about me, it is about mobilizing a community around the world.

    @Kabam Miike
    Thanks for the response, If it can't be done then it can't be done. I could only imagine the type to revenue you guys would have been able to send to the effort, because I am sure almost everyone in the world wide community would have heard and responded to the call to action.
  • Imac7065Imac7065 Posts: 144
    edited September 14
    I am in south florida and I am actually offended by this thread....


    Why do you need kabam or anyone else to incentivize you to help? If you want to help..... DO IT!!! Call the red cross, go volunteer, get off your butt and help!

    To attack a for profit company for not doing what you should do out of the kindness of your own heart is shameful. Do me a favor... don't bother.
  • Imac7065Imac7065 Posts: 144
    MadMarks wrote: »
    @TheSickmaster @danielmath

    You guys attack me and don't know anything about me at all. My own company has donated Thousands of dollars and resources to helping out the relief effort.
    This post isn't about me, it is about mobilizing a community around the world.

    @Kabam Miike
    Thanks for the response, If it can't be done then it can't be done. I could only imagine the type to revenue you guys would have been able to send to the effort, because I am sure almost everyone in the world wide community would have heard and responded to the call to action.

    Do you own "your company" or are you taking credit for donations someone like wal mart or kraft has made? I ask this because you came off in this thread as needing some gift or reward to help people.. whether you intended it that way or not.
  • MadMarksMadMarks Posts: 99
    edited September 14
    Yes, I own my business. And I practice what I preach
  • Imac7065Imac7065 Posts: 144
    MadMarks wrote: »
    Yes, I own my business.

    So are you, yourself making those donations or is the company doing a tax right off? Can you tell me why you needed rewards to donate? Kabam did send out a donation request in game if you missed it.. they just didn't offer you anything for that donation.
  • Re-read my post, none of what anyone is attacking me for is in my post.
    Have a nice day
  • Imac7065Imac7065 Posts: 144
    MadMarks wrote: »
    Re-read my post, none of what anyone is attacking me for is in my post.
    Have a nice day

    can I ask why you just flagged my post? I'm one of the people you want to "donate" to yet when I question your motives you want someone to shut me up? lol
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