Guild Wars 2 developers donated $3,500 to a fan’s crowdfunding web page following a fire consumed everything but a copy of her collectors edition of Nightfall, an expansion for Guild Wars.
As Kotaku reports, the fire struck two weeks before Christmas and destroyed the property that Siadina (real name Flora Hunsucker) lived in with her loved ones. When returning to survey the damage to find out what could be salvaged, she filmed the discovery of her unscathed collectors edition of Nightfall.
She posted the video to Twitter and tagged developer ArenaNet, and was approached shortly after by the studio’s social media coordinator asking for her address to send a t-shirt. Flora started playing Guild Wars in 2005. “It was my first MMO,” she told Kotaku. “I fell in appreciate with it.” She has logged more than 4,000 hours within the 1st game, and about yet another 2,500 in Guild Wars 2.
Later on it was revealed that ArenaNet produced a $3,500 donation to Siadina’s crowdfunding campaign, and instead of getting a t-shirt she was sent all the Guild War games signed by the developers.
“Thank you is so inadequate. It’s all I got. Thank you for me and my family and anything. I didn’t anticipate any of this,” Siadina expressed to Kotaku. “To have the Guild Wars community come up behind me so strongly and so positively, it really is a blessing without the need of price tag.”