….or it could be called “how Wargaming EU screwed us once again” Hello everyone, well, here’s something nice. Remember that Veteran tanker charity? Well, the news got to one of the biggest Czech newspapers, MF Dnes (and its internet portal, iDnes) and the reporter made an interview with the organizer of the entire event, Carramba66. In the interview, carramba66 (don’t bother looking for him on the forums, he got permabanned recently for an argument with Wargaming staff) states that: - the charity drive is meant for the tankers, who fought both in the west and in the east - there will be more recipients than just one, as the charity exceeded its goals already - the money will go to the veterans through their own organization, ČSLO (Czechoslovak Legionnaire Community) - ČSLO did not expect this to succeed at first (SS: noone did!) and is very happy about it :) - ČSLO representative was surprised that young people playing computer games can not only organize it, but also finish what they started - even foreign people donated via FTR - Carramba states that it would be a bit strange for players from other countries to give money to a Czech veteran, therefore efforts are being made and coordinated to start similiar initiative for example in Poland - the money will in the end not go for a spa treatment (like we intended before), because health-wise the veterans are too frail already and it was not recommended by their doctor, instead – new medical aid devices (SS: for example hearing aid) will be purchased from the money (SS: so much for “free healthcare”). And, of course the last part about Wargaming is also interesting: “The internet tanker (Carramba66) was very surprised by the attitude of the Czech branch of the company that runs the game. ‘We only wanted them to publish the info about the charity, but they didn’t bother talking to us at all. Only when they found out, what kind of positive feedback the charity has, they came with an offer, which was so laughable we sent them to hell with it. We invest from our own sources in it, there is a special ingame vehicle waiting for the person, who donates the most.” Good job, Wargaming EU. A player telling how it is on main Czech portal, that’s some nice PR. Of course, Wargaming EU doesn’t care about veterans or charity, just about PR and tax deductions (Wargaming US actually does donate to American veterans and I think the Russians do too). The charity is still running (thanks to everyone, who donated!) and its goals have already been met, but this post did mean the influx of new donators, money already started pouring in from all over. It’s very impressive, really. Thank you all! I think two or more ex-tankers (depending on how much is collected in the end) will have really nice Christmas.

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