I'm long overdue to post anything about Extra Life on my personal profile, especially now that RT Georgia's stream has already happened.
I am constantly amazed by the people in our community. One of my favorite things about managing a community group is finding and utilizing talents that I don't possess myself. This year I decided to use one of the talents I find consistently across our community, and that is humor. Everyone is so damn funny, and fun to be around. So I invited anyone who wanted to be a part of the stream to come and hang out, and man am I glad I did.
I have a lot of technical knowledge, and equipment to be able to produce a pretty high quality stream, but I do not have all of the streaming knowledge I need to run an event like Extra Life by myself. Luckily I didn't have to because I had Noah, who helped immensely by moderating the chat, setting up Nightbot with commands, and helping us get donation alerts running properly.
I think this is the proudest I have been of our community because we all worked really well together to make a fun stream, and we surpassed our fundraising goal of $500, and reached a total of $671 by the end of the stream. Last year we barely passed our goal of $100, so we got more than 6x the donations of last year!
I think our part in the Rooster Teeth Community stream went incredibly well, and I had so much fun playing Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes while laughing so hard at the antics of the lovely Spicy Sunrise. Special thanks to @jack @Chelsea and @RTcastMichael for letting us be a part of it.
I can't wait for next year to be bigger and even better!