Gamers Express Condolences for Chinese Earthquake

Date: 05-19-2008 Views:
KeyWord: Earthquake, China, Gamer, player, wow
Summary:A 8.0 magnitude on the Richter#DY#s scale earthquake hit South East China in Sichuan province on Monday, May 12. Several lower-scale earthquakes and aftershocks followed in the same area.

A 8.0 magnitude on the Richter#DY#s scale earthquake hit South East China in Sichuan province on Monday, May 12. Several lower-scale earthquakes and aftershocks followed in the same area. The quake destroyed many buildings in the area, as well as infrastructure like communication towers. It killed more than 12,000 people and more are reported missing. This news shocked not only us Chinese but also people throughout the world.

View the earthquake report: Here

( click pic to see more photos )

Towards this earthquake, many Chinese game developers such as the9 and Shanda all announced to shut down all game servers for 3 days. ( From Beijing Time May 19th to 21st.)

( The Chinese Official Website of World of Warcraft, the color of page has turned black and white)

In game players also express their condolences. Many players observed 3 minutes of silence to mourn over the deaths. A wow player made a distinctive wallpaper to express his sad and condolence.

So far, the death toll continues to rise in Wen Chuan County, close to the epicenter, with over 34073 confirmed dead and almost 245108 people thought to be still trapped in the rubble.

We thank all of the players who express their condolences and hope everything will be fine soon.

This is the way for u to donate:

1. Red Cross Society of China

Recipient: Red Cross Society of China

RMB Opening Bank: Beijing Dongsinan Branch, the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China.
RMB Account: 0200001009014413252
Recipient: Red Cross Society of China
Foreign Currency Opening Bank: Jiuxianqiao Branch of the CITIC Bank
Foreign Currency account: 7112111482600000209
Donation Hotline: (+86-10) 6513 9999
Remittance: No. 8, Beixinqiao, Dongcheng District, Beijing. Postcode: 100007
Online Donation: www.redcross.org.cn

Source: charity in china

( WoW Players Express their Condolences in Game)

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