World of Warcraft players have helped raise $1.9 million (£1.25 million) for the Red Cross to help with Ebola relief in Africa.
The money was gathered with the release of Argi, an intergalactic goat who players could adopt for $10. All of the money raised was donated to the Red Cross by developer Blizzard.
Once the $10 had been paid, Argi would be available to all current and future characters that are/will be linked to that players’ account on battle.net in each respective characters pet and mount journal.
In a post on battle.net, Blizzard wrote: “Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of World of Warcraft players around the world who purchased the Argi pet, we’ve raised a total of more than 1.9 million USD to support the ongoing Ebola relief efforts in Africa by the Red Cross.
“In December, we announced that for every Argi purchased by December 31, 2014, 100% of the adoption fee would be going to assist in aiding in the fight against this deadly disease — and the community embraced this cute little intergalactic nibbler, helping out a great cause in the process. Thanks again to everyone who helped make a difference.”
Did you get your hands on an Argi? What do you think of the pets success?