The "Real" Federation Outreach Program
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Join Date: Dec 2007
05-19-2010, 05:32 AM
Er, I believe I DID imply that it was completely optional. As previously stated, the player has the "option" to checkmark a donation ammount on his or her account.
Now...as far as simply writing a check to someone goes, this is different. You don't have to think about it, as it is an entirely automatic process. People tend to prefer this route.
Keep in mind, other companies DO offer a donation sevice like this. Ebay, for example, gives you the option with every purchase. Even Walmart does it. No MMORPG has EVER done it, to my knowledge. And companies such as Ebay and Walmart don't reward you for it, either.
From a payoff standpoint, the fact is, Cryptic has NOTHING to lose from implimenting this, and can only profit in the long run. Not to mention, it's ultimately to HELP people.