Yes... Extra Life starts in literally less than 12 hours. Where have we been? Either way, here is the
master post that you can reference for all things Extra Life in 2017. Here we go!
If you're planning on attending a location this year, you've likely already talked to and heard back from the person running said location. And I believe most places are at capacity. But! If you still want to be involved you can be. If you had your heart set on attending then we apologize, but we hope to see you at some more meetups, around the discord, and of course, at next year's marathon!
If you aren't sure if you're attending a location, the people to contact are Garret (Long Island), Chas (New Jersey), or Amaury (Austin). You can contact them for more information
If you aren't able to attend on location OR if you are but you wanna chat with others, hop in our discord! We will have a 25 hour long open channel. (Sam will be there literally as much as she's physically able to be). So, come and chat with us! Get to know us, see if there's a game you all want to play together.
Additionally, Discord may be used to communicate during PC games. So, if you were planning to play some of those with us and don't have Discord to be in the chat, I recommend downloading it! It's a quick install.
Stream starts at 10:00 am Eastern Time on Saturday and goes until 10:00 am Eastern Time on Sunday. Need more information? Look no further! Here's the tweet with our schedule! https://twitter.com/RTNYCommunity/status/926511822714429440
You may have noticed that we'll be playing UNO at 5:00 AM, which leads me to my next point.
If you'll be on location with us for that hour, you'll hear more about it, but be prepared to be AWAKE!
5. Where to Watch
We're doing things a little different this year as we're going to be streaming on YouTube! Thanks to the site's multi-cam function people can switch between the different locations as though they were switching cameras!
If you'd like to tune in, and share, here is a link specifically to the event stream:
(if for whatever reason nothing appears there, go to youtube.com/watch?v=95Qo44uptwI)
6. Give A-ways!
While we don't have many stretch goals this year we have a LOT of stuff to give away! Here's how it will work:
* At stream launch we will announce the prize for that hour.
* For the next 60 minutes everyone who donates with a dollar amount ending in .01 (that's a penny) will be entered to win that prize. 1 Dollar = 1 Entry. If you don't want to be entered, then donate whatever you like sans the penny, it's that easy. If you do want to be entered, be sure to include some sort of information (a twitter handle, email address, etc) so that we can get a hold of you!
* At the top of the next hour we will announce the new prize and announce the winner of the previous hour's prize, and the cycle starts all over again.
What could you win? WELL I'm glad you asked. Some prizes that we have available are...
* Avatar: The Last Airbender, the complete series on DVD
* Peek-a-Doodle-Doo! from FatBrainToys.com!
* RTNY T-Shirts
* Wolfenstein Posters
* The One Ring
* And more! Plus...
* Destiny 2 for Play Station 4: The Collector's Edition as sold at Game Stop
However Please note that for Destiny 2 the rules will be a bit different. We plan to give it away during our power hour (so at 5:00 am ET). If you'd like to be entered for this prize, your donation must still end in a penny, but it must be a minimum of $3.01. Also, only for this hour, 1 Donation = 1 Entry. The dollar amount will not give you more entries. But! You can donate $3.01 as many times as you want to give yourself more entries!
I can hear you asking it now. How do I donate though? Well I'll tell ya.
To be entered for our raffles you have to donate to RTNY. You can do so at this link here: https://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donate.participant&participantID=264313
That will take you directly to our donate page! Spread it around. It'll be tweeted frequently and posted in the chat often. But it will always be here for reference.
8. How do I join your game?
The folks running the different locations are also likely going to be the best people to talk to about joining a game. You can message them in the discord, or, you can find them on Xbox Live:
Amaury: Evil Angel2020
Garrett: GRat Finn
Chas: C OtterMayhemLJ
9. What else is there going on?
Beyond just watching us on Youtube, you can also watch the community stream here on RoosterTeeth.com! They'll start their live broadcast, and you can tune into that all day.
Many other communities will be streaming as well, so I encourage you to explore around, see who is talking about whom and what else might be going on!
For example, RT Radio is also doing a 25 hour music stream right here on the site! And Sam is even going to be DJing for an hour in the afternoon! If you'd like to tune in for the tunes here's a link: http://roosterteeth.com/group/rt-radio (It makes great background music If you find that you need some thing to play!)
And that about wraps it up. Woo! That is a lot. We hope you'll spread the word. Tell your friends. Ask your family to donate. OH! And this year's official hashtag for OUR group is #ForTheUpstateKids as we are supporting the Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital. Thank you all! Let's make history!