When special pets are offered through popular PC games, it seems players have no problem buying them in droves. That’s certainly the case for Argi, an intergalactic goat pet that was offered in Blizzard’s World of Warcraft, which avid fans snapped up in a heartbeat, while at the same time helping out the Red Cross’ Ebola relief fund.
Eurogamer has reported that the pet, which was offered for virtual purchase a while back for $10, has sold like crazy, with 100 percent of sales proceeds going to benefit the Red Cross. In all, Argi (the goat in question) has managed to raise a whopping $1.9 million for the fund, indicating that, once again, gamers have no problem giving back to a good cause.
The virtual animal has no limitations either, as players can utilize Argi with any given player in Warcraft, whether it’s a current character that’s leveled up or a new character that’s just getting started on his or her quest. So it really pays off for players as well.
“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,” said the company in a post. “In December, we announced that for every Argi purchased by December 31, 2014, 100 percent 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.”
Who knew that a magical goat would be able to make such an impact And for the players that missed out on Argi initially, don’t worry — it’s still available for purchase in World of Warcraft now.