On the Meta Show on Saturday, Ministry of Love Director Boneytooth Thompkins Isk-Chip announced that the next Burn Jita event will be held on an undisclosed date in February.
This years event is titled “Burn Jita 4 Kids”, a mockery of the scam charity “Care 4 Kids”. Held annually, the Burn Jita events mark a weekend where the Goonswarm Federation and its allies descend upon Jita to gank freighters.
At this time, The Ministry of Love is in the process of fitting more than 20,000 ships for the event, with a goal of beating the totals of the previous Burn events, Burn Amarr and Burn Akini, at 596 and 606 billion ISK respectively.
This will be the 6th “Burn” event organized by the Ministry of Love, and the 4th Burn Jita.
The amounts destroyed at each of the previous events is as follows:
- Burn Jita Classic (2012): 518.47 billion ISK
- Burn Jita 2 (2013): 578.35 billion ISK
- Burn Jita 3 (2014): 586.7 billion ISK
- Burn Amarr / Unrest in Uedama (2015): 387b / 359 billion ISK
- Burn Out Warr Akini (2015): 606 billion ISK
When asked for comment, Boneytooth Thompkins Isk-Chip said, “I don’t know how ya’ll see it, but when it comes to the children, MiniLuv is for the children. CODE. may be good, but MiniLuv is the best. I just want you to know that this is Boneytooth Thompkins Isk-Chip and I love you all, PEACE”
We’ll post further details, including the date of the event as they are released.
Burn Jita is very good business for traders, looking forward to it!January 30, 2017 at 7:35 AM
Since when is Care4Kids a scam charity? Never heard of that before.January 30, 2017 at 10:13 AM
Stephanie Daugherty Daito Endashi
Given that there’s no legal way for anyone other than CCP to convert in-game assets to real world money, the wealth flaunted by Care4Kids, the fact that they solicit only in-game donations, and the lack of any apparent participation in the official CCP-sanctioned charity scheme (Plex 4 Good), there is overwhelming evidence that it’s not a real charity.January 30, 2017 at 12:49 PM
Otto Bismarck Stephanie Daugherty
Wait what? Who ever said they converted ingame assets into real world money? The wealth ‘flaunted’ by Care4Kids, is a matter of perspective, they provide a means to play and interact in the game, who gives a **** how they provide that as long as its not through RMT. Thirdly, they also have out of game donations, and are a registered charity. Fourth, only CCP run PLEX4Good for their own things. I don’t see any evidence here of it’s not a real charity. So either call them out legitly and post your evidence or to be honest, pony up and how about you try to do something good instead of posting dribble on the internet? To paraphrase someone off the internet somewhere, ‘It is better to have tried and failed than have not tried at all’.January 30, 2017 at 2:53 PM
Gerd L. Plüü Otto Bismarck
Personally, I just do not have enough information to say whether it’s a legit charity or not. I have my doubts, as with most charities, simply because I cannot know for sure what exactly is being done with the money or assets collected, but I’d rather not judge.
However, assuming they actually do try to help children in need, I am still not a big fan. Assets in a fairly adult online game, which is nothing more or less than unnecessary luxury do not help children in need. And considering there’s an ingame-political, sov-holding, citadel-building, super-flying alliance attached to this, as well as some well known ingame multi-bajillionaires and real money traders, it kind of feels like a farce to protect their assets and ingame-power, as well as to make some money off the game after their previous money printers have been prohibited, rather than a sincere attempt to help children in need.
Real-world charities in my book have no place in the gameworld. While they may or may not be sincere, they do hurt the game itself. Care 4 Kids will only set a precedent, which will ultimately lead to people claiming this titan or that citadel is totally for charity (true story, bro!) to draw people on their side, both hurting the game and the credibility of charities overall. And even if Care 4 Kids may be legit, the copycats may not be.
It’s the same as the Olivia scam not too long ago: Even if it had been real, it would not have been a good thing, as it would have only served to entice people to play the role of a needy person to gain benefits in the game. Actually, it likely only happened because of the white knight mentality that took a hold of the game in the last couple of years.
And that is what Burn Jita is parodying: If you are against Burn Jita and try to prevent us from ganking, then you are against charity, and a despicable person! For realz, true story! Think of the children!January 31, 2017 at 3:24 PM
Christer Johansson Otto Bismarck
Problem is, that Care4kids claim to have a “charitable registration status” with Swedish Revenue Agency. But in order to able to run a charity, you are required to show your registration number and disclose all details about your organisation. Care4kids does not, and have never, had a “charitable registration status” because they simply does not exist as such.
I have checked with the official databases where charitable organisations are required to be listed, and Care4Kids or it’s “official name” The Care for Kids EVE Foundation does not exist. Can’t be found in the Revenue Agency’s database, nor in the charity organisation database.
They are simply not a charity organisation. They just claim to be.
I can’t say anything about wether they actually help kids or not, I don’t have enough information for that. But they aren’t a real charity org as they claim.
All charity organisations within EU are required to publically disclose registration numbers, contact details and show verification of registration.
Why Sweden you ask? Owners of their website is Swedish, even though they registered it in UK.February 1, 2017 at 3:51 PM
David Matterall Otto Bismarck
I think C4 collecting ISK for buying time for kids in long term hospital situations is totally legit and should be honored as a good thing. It’s a good thing he does. Although it is not as needed as it was before, thanks for Alphas/free EVE.
The labels of “scam”, “charity”,”charity shield”, and “cancer kids” all that is loose terms thrown around to make sense of it. If anything, the people that talk and think about this are too fast with words and just use it to fight each other. I also think C4 was not careful to keep the effort to help kids separate from ingame politics, but thats not a big deal.
C4 was/is doing a great thing for kids and for EVE consciousness in general.February 2, 2017 at 8:13 PM
Moomin Amatin Daito Endashi
I think that much of the suspicion surrounding Care4Kids has been generated by those involved. For instance in the “press” release, some 7 months ago on Reddit, IronBank stated that he alone had been donating 150-200 PLEX per month. On the Care4Kids website the current PLEX stated as provided is recorded at 560. Now I am no mathematical genious but even I can spot that numbers already seem a bit off. Now this may be due to the website not being kept up to date or that IronBank was not honest in his own contributions. This however is the main point. There seems to be no oversight, transparency or accountability in any of this.
If you also look at some of the major names being put forward here, such as IronBank, Lenny Kravitz and Suas, you will also see that there are some other things that these people have in common. Casinos, RMT, bans from CCP and a great desire to see the success of the NETC. I should also note that C4w3 also seems to have a real interest in the NETC for some reason.
So for some people to take a position of being suspicious should be perfectly reasonable. Just because someone has taken the action of registering a charitable organisation does not mean that charities have never abused the system for personal gain.January 31, 2017 at 3:31 AM
Jonas “King” Sjösten
Hi there since you are sperging random lies one care4kids ingame dont take any donations and havent for a good one and a half year, we did in the past yes but since alpha and our alliance struckture we are self sufficiant.January 30, 2017 at 12:57 PM
Moomin Amatin Jonas “King” Sjösten
This was taken from the Care4KidsEve website today:
“We will accept ISK/Assets/PLEX ingame via contract, these can be assigned to M1sty (note the ONE in place of an I) or directly to the “Care for Kids” ingame corporation. These will be used to directly fund/create care packages.”
7 months ago IronBank stated that they gave 150-200 PLEX per month to Care4Kids. Was this then done in the form of an out of game real money transaction?
So you are right in saying someone is lying here, I am not just sure you have identified the right liar as yet.January 31, 2017 at 3:38 AM
Febuary you say? My birthday is the 5th, the Spacepope’s is the 14th as it happens……….St. Valentine’s Day Massacre???? Pretty please! *cwtch* <3January 30, 2017 at 3:16 PM
Menaiya Zamayid Rhiannon Williams
I am actually for real getting married on the 14th of February. Could use a fireworks show.January 30, 2017 at 9:27 PM
a 600+b isk goal is quite impressive…January 30, 2017 at 5:14 PM
Down with sham charities, burn jita 4 the kids!January 30, 2017 at 5:15 PM
Oh please make it late Feb, I am going to be in the Caribbean the first half of Feb. I’d hate to be, you know, doing a surface interval on a beach with a margarita in hand while you guys are melting Jita.January 30, 2017 at 9:17 PM
OH MY GOD! An Eve sponsored charity that has no transparency, is not legit?? LIES I know its the truth because they said so! I mean who lies in eve??January 31, 2017 at 4:01 AM