@RixxJavix On behalf of TCS, a premier low sec boutique specializing in all the PvPers accessories, ISK is sent to @Mikeazariah
— Sugar Kyle (@Sugar_Kyle) October 14, 2014
Silva decided to sell himself. This is Eve and it makes complete sense that this can happen. He didn't go about it cold and technical. He put himself up for sale and decided to see what would happen.
What happened is Rixx started a 'save Silva' campaign to buy him. Rixx, however, has little cash, and he stated this. That was when Bagehi stepped in and offered to donate towards Rixx's purchase.
That was the unusual part. Character buying in Eve is very cut throat. The characters skill point totals and abilities have an absoulte value. The buyers buy and use or buy, clean up the skills, and resell. It is a trade of bodies and abilities. It is one that is a clever work around to the out of game sale of characters.
I both like and dislike buying and selling characters. I have done it myself. I trained up a Nomad pilot and sold her just to see what it was like. I decided that I did not enjoy it. But my opinions about using purchased characters are not for this post. Instead, this was about saving Silva.
Over the course of the last day or so, over twenty billion has been raised. Silva accepted Rixx's offer. Mike Azariah is holding the ISK.
The entire event is weird. It is good weird in an Eve way. It is a moment when a desire to save a character becomes a crowd sourced project. I decided to have TCS send the ISK in. Rixx's offer for Silva involved PvP and a life of violence. TCS specializes in helping people remain violent in space. It synergized.
This type of thing will probably not help me to achieve my goal of being ridiculously space wealthy. But that is okay. It may not make a lot of sense ether. That is okay as well. I'm happy with this outcome.
This is the type of thing I would tell someone about Eve. That this is a game where a group of people will donate to the goal of preserving a character name for the memories and attachments that they have to it. That people would donate to a character based off of his reputation. That is the type of world that we can and have created.