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(Off Topic) Extra Life

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Cirno, Oct 17, 2012.

  1. Cirno

    Cirno Purple Pony Princess
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    You may have noticed the announcement/notice thingy up top of the forums for Extra Life.
    I'm here to expand on it a little, and put on my bets Jimmy Wales stare and ask for support ;)

    The very bones of Extra Life is that people play games for 24 hours straight, and people sponsor them for it.
    Kind of like a sponsored walk, but without the walking.
    The proceeds then go to one of the Children's Miracle Network hospitals.

    This is where the meaningful stare comes in.
    On the 18th October, staff from here on Stratics, and over on our sister network TGN, will be holding a leveling race, in Guild Wars 2 and World of Warcraft. At the end of the 24 hours, the winner will be crowned "The Winner", and the loser may be subject to some penalty involving dancing.
    And this is where you all come in.

    The first, and most obvious way you can help would be to hop on over to the team page (link) and sponsor one of us. It doesn't have to be a lot, but it would mean a lot.
    If money's tight, or you otherwise lack inclination, that's fair. There's plenty of other ways you can support us.
    Spreading the news, even at this late hour, could never hurt.
    Or, you could tune in on the day. Several of the participants will be streaming their sessions, so you can always stop by and watch them, give them a little encouragement or advice to help them on their way (I don't have a list of who's doing it, and the addresses currently).
     
  2. Taylor

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    All contributions are deductible. Upon contributing, a tax receipt is sent immediately in PDF format to your e-mail inbox.
     
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  3. Cirno

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    Forgot to mention that.
    Also, that all of the donation goes to the hospital.
     
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    24 hours straight. my wife would kill me... good luck.
     
  5. Cirno

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    A little over an hour to go!
     
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  9. AirmidCecht

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    I'll bump anything for charity o_O
     
  10. kelmo

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    They are making some head way! 50% of the goal so far! No one here loses. The kids are the real winners!
     
  11. AirmidCecht

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    Trying to think of creative things for the TGN guys to earn some $ :D

    Stratics is a lil bit whippn their butts!
     
    #11 AirmidCecht, Oct 18, 2012
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  12. kelmo

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    Man... I lost the comments.
     
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    Stratics is still doing OK... Ya know one dollar donations are welcomed.
     
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    So close... even a dollar counts now.
     
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    Update: Together, TGN and Stratics raised $800 USD for Children's Miracle Network hospitals. Special thanks to Pinnique and Cirno for organizing this event and gaming for 24-straight-hours for this event.
     
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    Awesome Great job!!
     
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    Great Great Great Great!!!! :grouphug::banana:
     
  18. Zosimus

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    Gratz :)

    Was fun to watch when I could.
     
  19. Cirno

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    It was an absolute blast.

    Massive thanks to everyone involved.
    I'd make a list, but I just know I'll forget people.
    But really, I do want to thank everyone who did anything.
    Even just watching the stream; as the hours ticked by, it meant a lot to see that we weren't just adrift and alone. Adrift certainly, come about the 18 hour mark, but not quite alone ;)
    The donations were awesome, and we hit $800.
    The participants were all good sports, and I doubt any of us would have made it if it weren't for the collective effort.

    A little special recognition for Benny/InfectedCrow from TGN.
    He arrived a little late because he was having some medical wizardry done on his ankle, and lasted well into the night in spite of the pain and the meds he was on.
     
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  20. Cirno

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    It's not over yet!
    Your very own Shamus Turlough is going to be doing the 24 hours thing, levelling a Warlock in World of Warcraft, from 8am CST (2pm UTC) on Saturday all the way through 'til the same time on Sunday.
    You can sponsor him here (link).
    You can also watch his twitch stream here, when he's doing it (link).

    And here's a small preview ;)
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  21. Zosimus

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    What server was you on Cirno? I totally forgot to ask lol
     
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    This is going on right now, by the way!
    I know it's not UO, but it's one of y'all's moderators :p

    Go check out his stream at ShamusTurlough!
    What's the worst that could happen? ;)
     
    #23 Cirno, Oct 20, 2012
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    Thank you to all, for the support! Was a real blast, unsure if I will recover over the weekend :D

    We did an amazing feat, and Shamus is now carrying it on!
     
  25. AirmidCecht

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    ...and donated to a worthy cause (and mod!) :cool:
     
  26. Storm

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    Bump everyone should at least check this out