ArenaNet Kicks In $3.6K To Help GW2 Player Whose Family Lost Its Home To Fire

Jason Winter
By Jason Winter, News Editor
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How about some good gaming news for a change? Well, the story starts off badly, but has a decent end to it, thanks to ArenaNet.

Back in December, the Hunsucker family lost its home of 21 years -- and, sadly, its two pets -- to a house fire. In response, Lisa Taylor, who identifies the Hunsuckers as her mother, father, and sister, started a GoFundMe page to try and raise $5,000 to "help them raise enough money to pay several months up front on rent and other bills whenever they are ready to move to a new home."

Exactly one month after starting the GoFundMe, the total stood at $1,405 from 19 donations. The next donation? $3,595, enough to make the $5,000 goal. And it was offered up by Guild Wars 2 developer ArenaNet, as confirmed by Community Manager Rubi Bayer on Twitter:

As you might expect, Taylor's not just a random person. According to her Twitter, she's been a Guild Wars/Guild Wars 2 player for over a decade, and ArenaNet decided to reward that loyalty, both with the donation and a care package of autographed merchandise. Good for them, and good luck to the family as it tries to rebuild.

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Jason Winter
Jason Winter, News Editor
Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.

Discussion (1)

Deathloche 5 years ago
That is awesome news. With news like this, there is hope for the human race


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