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    Sapience is offline Former Community Manager & Harbinger of Soon
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    $50,000 Raised during Extra life 2013 - Help kids, Get stuff!

    We're back! And I'm once again asking all of you to help raise funds for Boston Children's Hospital.
    BCH treats 1,400 children per DAY and over 500,000 per year, regardless of their family's ability to pay. These kids are facing scary stuff like cancer and cystic fibrosis. We can help!

    Last year we raised $18,473.71. Your support was awe inspiring. We set the bar and raised more money than anyone. This year, let's raise the bar I can't do this without your help, but together we can do amazing things.

    Here's the link to the donation page where you'll find all of the details: http://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?...cipantID=45752


    EXTRA LIFE KICKS OFF AT 8:00AM EASTERN TIME ON SATURDAY NOVEMBER 2!


    If you are planning on participating in Extra life as well, why not join Team Turbine? We've already got 22 team members and we're looking for more. Last year we finished in the top 2 teams for total amount raised!

    Of course, as with last year there are opportunities for you guys to make me do something embarrassing. Three of them actually...

    if we raise the totals listed here, I'll do the 'reward' listed next to it.

    • $22,500 - Dye my Beard Rivendell Green (or as close as I can get). Tweet Photo Proof.
    • $25,000 - Bonus Goal - Add Hot Pink stripes to the beard. Tweet Photo Proof.
    • $27,500 - Video of myself and LOTRO Producer Hannah Foell rapping. Most likely Christmas in Hollis by RUN/DMC likely reworked into 'Christmas with Hobbits'


    All donors who have donate at least $5 during Extra Life 2013 will receive a thank you letter from me at the end of the event with codes for all of the following:

    • Exclusive in game title - Hero of the Small Folk - New for 2013!
    • In Game Title: The Sociable
    • Perlino Steed (Account Wide)
    • Cremello Steed (Account Wide)


    Plus there are incentives listed on my fundraising page that spell out additional things you could win/earn as we get closer to our overall goals. A long as the donations keep coming, I'll keep finding things to add to the incentives as we go.

    And yes, there is a Lifetime Account that will be given to a random donor once we hit $20,000!



    Getting your stuff: YOU MUST LEAVE AN EMAIL ADDRESS FOR ME WHEN YOU DONATE. Extra Life will make sure I see it. Since ALL codes and other communication requires me to send you an email, if you leave this out I cannot find you. So please remember to include your email with your donation. There's a space for it in the forum when you submit it.

    "Winning": This is me. Me personally. Not Turbine, WB, or any other company doing this. They make it possible and permit me to do so, I am ultimately responsible for moving the mountains to get this stuff out. No matter where you live, as long as you meet the minimum $5 donation and any other requirements for any of the incentives I'll figure out how to get you your items if you win something physical like a banner or whatever. These aren't prizes, they're thank yous. So I'll sort out how to get them to you with the least trouble possible. Just please know your country may throw a tax or import duty on it if it's a physical item.

    As a final note, let's please try to remember the whole point here and that's to help sick kids and make the world a little bit better place. The real 'winners' here are the kids.



    Kinship Goal STATUS
    The Kinship with the largest total donation in the name of their Kin (The donor name must be in the name of the kinship or the kinship must be named in the donation note) will have a lottery named after their kinship.

    Standings as of 12/2/2013 (Top 3 - everyone else is under $1k)


    1. The Inklings of Meneldor $1,726.00
    2. Defenders of the Lost Light of Brandywine $1,500.00
    3. Knights of Valour of Vilya have donated $1,325.00





    Largest Single Donation by an Individual
    STATUS (Gets a box of stufff LTORO/Turbine/Gaming/Boston related stuff):


    Leader:
    $1,000

    The box of STUFF! LOTRO Stuff, Boston Stuff, and whatever I can lay may hands on. But you gotta donate BIG. Plus, you get a lottery named after your character. Largest Donation by 11:59PM (Eastern time) December 2, 2013.

    Currently: Rohan Banner, Ring Banner, Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E 7 Keyboard ($300!)


    Special Thank you to the following sites for donating.
    • Killtenrats.com
    • CSTM
    • Tales of Arda (And a double awesome shout out to them for raising over $500 for BCH as part of Team Turbine!)




    Some final notes:

    I had to add the minimum donation to qualify for any incentives because last year some folks donated pennies. Literally. There were 1 cent donations. Not cool.

    That said, you guys came through in truly epic fashion last year and together we raised over $18,000 for Extra Life and Boston Children's Hospital in 2012. That was good for the #1 spot over all and Team Turbine was in the Top 4!

    So this year you can see I've set the goal higher. We can hit it. I know this because all year people have been stepping up and making both small and large contributions and we're already half way there. It's not that far to go considering the good it does.

    To everyone who has already donated, "thank you" doesn't seem like enough.

    To those who haven't' yet, your donation might be the one that makes the difference in a child's life. That's a pretty awesome thing when you think about it. If that's not incentive enough, it's also possible that your dollar will be the one that puts us over the top and forces me to do some of the potentially embarrassing things I've agreed to.


    Because we ran out of room on my official Extra life page, I'm moving all our completed goals here to keep track. This frees up space on the page for NEW GOALS!

    Completed Goals:
    $250 PAX East 2013.
    $125 - Orlando, FL Meet up
    $650 by May 1
    $150 - Buffalo, NYC meet up.
    $1.6k - Reveal EXCLUSIVE IN GAME TITLE for Extra Life 2013
    $2K - All donors recieve "The Sociable" (in game in and forums title)
    $2,750 - 3 Ring Banners. (See below for image).
    $3.5k - 5 donors get 1000 Turbine Points.
    $4.5k - Increase to 10 winners, 1000 points each.
    $5K -25 HD Beta keys given at random to donors
    $5.5k - 25 Keys! + Perlino Steed codes to ALL
    $6K - 25 Beta Keys!
    $6.5k - 25 Beta Keys! + Cremello Steed to ALL
    $6,750 - Hero of the small folk Title for ALL Donors
    $7K - Live Stream 2 hours creepside in the moors (Crickhollow)
    $7.5k - 50 HD Beta Codes
    $8K - 5 HD Premium Codes + Beta Key
    $8.5k - 5 HD Premium Codes + Beta Key
    $9K - 50 HD Beta Keys
    $10K - 1 donor Wins a Lifetime
    $10.5k - 25 Helm's Deep beta Keys
    $11K -25 HD beta Keys.
    $11.5k - Five more 1,000 Point winners (Total 15 winners)
    $12K - 50 HD Beta Keys
    $12.5k - Five more 1,000 Point winners (Total 20 winners)
    $13.5k - 5 Helm's Deep Premium Edition Keys.
    $14K - 15 HD Beta Keys
    $15K - 5 One Ring Banners
    $16k - 5 Cloth Mines of Moria Maps
    $16.5k - Lunch for 1 donor and a guest at Legal Harborside (Floor 1). You have to get to Boston.
    $17k - 3 Riders of Rohan CDs
    $17.5k - 3 More Rohan CDs
    $18.5k - SURPASS LAST YEAR'S GOAL!
    $20k - Random donor wins a Lifetime (Drawn when total hit!)
    $22.5k - Dye my Beard Rivendell Green (or as close as I can get). Tweet Photo.
    $25k - Add Hot Pink stripes to the beard. Tweet Photo.
    $27.5k - BONUS - Rap Video with Hannah Foell, Celestrata and RockX
    Last edited by Sapience; Dec 02 2013 at 01:59 PM.

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    Oh, it is SOOOOO on...

    Dye my Beard Rivendell Green (or as close as I can get). Tweet Photo Proof.
    I have decided I absolutely MUST have this happen...

    It's on!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bel-Astarte View Post
    I have decided I absolutely MUST have this happen...

    It's on!
    I blame players and twitter for that particular lapse in judgement. That and the pink stripes.

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    Rick, Could you give a link to the beard shaving video?

    Never mind. I see you already did.

    Good luck!
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    Sapience is offline Former Community Manager & Harbinger of Soon
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    $8k Passed. Helm's Deep Premium edition keys and beta codes going out to 5 folks RIGHT NOW!

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    I've donated! It was quick and very worthwhile!

    C'mon, fellow LotRO players! Let's help some children who need it! Woo! =)

    Honor and fun,
    Dannigan a.k.a. Gori of the Lonely Mountain Band
    a.k.a Cubbles (because my friends gave me that nickname and I love them far too much to ditch it).

    Lifetime Subscriber - Thank you so much for the referrals (you know who you are)!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sapience View Post
    At $8,000 There's 5 HD Premium edition keys up for grabs along with a beta key.
    Same at $8,500.
    At $9,000 there's 50 HD Beta keys.
    Ten grand puts a lifetime in the mix and things go up from there.
    You set these amounts too low, Sapience.

    The total is already over 10k before I even got to see this topic.

    I'll still donate of course, I mean, why not? But I'm bummed to have missed out on all the giveaways, especially as I'm struggling to come up with the spare cash to buy the expansion this year.
    How to get help on the Tech Forums and how to contact Turbine

    Please reply to the topic or PM me if a solution I posted works for you: The more data I can gather the better I can help.

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    Umm, I thought we asked for a green beard *and* a hot pink Rosiebelle-approved Dwarf dress! Ok fine, pink stripes in the beard will have to do, I guess.

    I've already donated, but as we inch closer to the possibility of pink-ness, I may have to add to my original pledge. In fact, I may have to enlist the help of all known friends and associates. Come on people: Pink is Possible!!!!!

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    "get stuff" may be a bit exagerated, I am still waiting for the title from last year, PMs didn't help.

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    It's great that you've brought this message to this audience you have here; great work.
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    If I can give, you can give too! Keep up the good works Rick...er Sapience! Didn't give much but, I gave what I could!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neumi View Post
    "get stuff" may be a bit exagerated, I am still waiting for the title from last year, PMs didn't help.
    Um no it is not. I got my stuff.
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    Sapience is offline Former Community Manager & Harbinger of Soon
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neumi View Post
    "get stuff" may be a bit exagerated, I am still waiting for the title from last year, PMs didn't help.
    Everyone who sent me a PM about the 2012 Donors forum title has been granted it. Send me one right now and I'll fix it.



    Now an update!

    $8k Goal - PASSED
    $8.5K Goal - PASSED
    $9K Goal - PASSED
    $10K Goal - About $500 away!

    Also, Kinships are getting into the act!
    Rangers of the West-Gladden are in the leadWith $100
    Top Single donation tie has been broken, it's now $542.

    I'll update all of this in the Original Post.
    Last edited by Sapience; Oct 09 2013 at 10:51 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sapience View Post
    YOU MUST LEAVE AN EMAIL ADDRESS FOR ME WHEN YOU DONATE. Extra Life will make sure I see it.
    If I check option "Allow participant to see my email address", will it be visible to you alone or will it display publicly?

    Alternatively, for donating anonymously, will the email address reach you if it's put into "message to fundraiser" section with an option that only the fundraiser sees it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Herwegur View Post
    will the email address reach you if it's put into "message to fundraiser" section with an option that only the fundraiser sees it?
    I wondered this also, as that's where I included my e-mail address.
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    Trying to toss a fiver in the pot, but the site doesn't like me.

    edit:
    Heh. Second attempt was a charm. Am in, all good.


    Gonna throw a note up on DDO side, that should get us over that 10K hurdle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Herwegur View Post
    will the email address reach you if it's put into "message to fundraiser" section with an option that only the fundraiser sees it?
    Quote Originally Posted by AarawynnP View Post
    I wondered this also, as that's where I included my e-mail address.
    Me too.
    (Or have I overlooked the answer?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trendafil View Post
    Me too.
    (Or have I overlooked the answer?)
    The email field will never be made public. The choice is whether to show it to the participant (Sapience in this case) or whether you want to be completely anonymous - even to him.
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    We just hit 10K!

    Good luck on the lifetime subscriber drawing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sapience View Post
    If you are planning on participating in Extra life as well, why not join Team Turbine? We've already got 22 team members and we're looking for more. Last year we finished in the top 3 teams for total amount raised! Of course, as with last year there are opportunities for you guys to make me do something embarrassing. Three of them actually...
    KoV (the Knights of Valour of Vilya) accepts the challenge: Perhaps a great way to raise funds: One hour of Sapience going on a raid with the top fundraising kinship??? Great job Rick: Glad you started this!
    [URL="http://s1069.photobucket.com/user/Pherenn/media/e72940e3-4cdc-4677-aa07-fe0e9ab95c33.jpg.html"][IMG]http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u470/Pherenn/e72940e3-4cdc-4677-aa07-fe0e9ab95c33.jpg[/IMG][/URL] Pherenn, Phermin, Pherkeeper, Phertain, Pherhuntress, Pherhunter, Pherburg, and too many others to track. Lotro Featured Player 2011; If I can help you...ask.

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    Kinship Leader in donations??

    Quote Originally Posted by Sapience View Post


    Kinship Goal STATUS
    The Kinship with the largest total donation in the name of their Kin (The donor name must be in the name of the kinship or the kinship must be named in the donation note) will have a lottery named after their kinship.

    Standings as of 10/15/2013
    Leader: Rangers of the West-Gladden ($250)
    Second Place:
    Nossecemna ($50).
    The Knights of Valour of Vilya is up to $780.00 in Kinship donations... great job KoV members: Thanks for your donations for the kids.
    Last edited by whosjgalt; Oct 17 2013 at 01:14 AM. Reason: update to data
    [URL="http://s1069.photobucket.com/user/Pherenn/media/e72940e3-4cdc-4677-aa07-fe0e9ab95c33.jpg.html"][IMG]http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u470/Pherenn/e72940e3-4cdc-4677-aa07-fe0e9ab95c33.jpg[/IMG][/URL] Pherenn, Phermin, Pherkeeper, Phertain, Pherhuntress, Pherhunter, Pherburg, and too many others to track. Lotro Featured Player 2011; If I can help you...ask.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sapience View Post
    We're back!
    Kinship Goal STATUS
    The Kinship with the largest total donation in the name of their Kin (The donor name must be in the name of the kinship or the kinship must be named in the donation note) will have a lottery named after their kinship.

    Standings as of 10/15/2013
    Leader: Knights of Valor, Vilya - $780
    Sapience: Would you consider spelling our kinship name correctly lol It's the Knights of Valour. And, by the way, we are now up to $810.00 for this great cause
    [URL="http://s1069.photobucket.com/user/Pherenn/media/e72940e3-4cdc-4677-aa07-fe0e9ab95c33.jpg.html"][IMG]http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u470/Pherenn/e72940e3-4cdc-4677-aa07-fe0e9ab95c33.jpg[/IMG][/URL] Pherenn, Phermin, Pherkeeper, Phertain, Pherhuntress, Pherhunter, Pherburg, and too many others to track. Lotro Featured Player 2011; If I can help you...ask.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sapience View Post
    Special Thank you to the following sites for donating.
    • Killtenrats.com
    • CSTM
    • Tales of Arda (And a double awesome shout out to them for raising over $500 for BCH as part of Team Turbine!)
    I must add that it is and has been a humbling experience participating in this cause. I had never imagined I would raise more than maybe $100 if I was lucky, so $500+ is awesome in my book - a huge thank you from me and Tales of Arda. Being outside the US I was also thrilled that I was able to choose that the contributions would go to the international part of Boston Children's Hospital.

    I am also grateful to the folks who have donated rewards for the cause in addition to my own. The rewards include a personalized concert by the awesome The Shades in-game band, a physical portrait of your LOTRO character by the talented Amorey, LOTRO Mithril Edition, Turbine Points, Hobbit books, Helm's Deep Premium code and more. Thank you

    Go Team Turbine
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    Talking

    Quote Originally Posted by Sapience View Post
    Kinship Goal STATUS
    The Kinship with the largest total donation in the name of their Kin (The donor name must be in the name of the kinship or the kinship must be named in the donation note) will have a lottery named after their kinship.

    Standings as of 10/15/2013
    Leader: Knights of Valor, Vilya - $780
    • The Inklings, Meneldor $750
    • Rangers of the West Gladden - $250
    Wow, Lotro players are really picking up the ball! The Knights of Valour of Vilya are now up to $845.00 in our donations and the Inklings are doing great too! We've also surpassed so many goals! Rick, we are waiting for you to update the boards so we know where we are standing! Come on lazy, get to work! (By the way, how do I make a new paragraph on the forums?) The enter key does not do that for me. Have you decided about leading a raid for the winning kinship? I do have to tell you, there has been incredible interest about this on Vilya!
    [URL="http://s1069.photobucket.com/user/Pherenn/media/e72940e3-4cdc-4677-aa07-fe0e9ab95c33.jpg.html"][IMG]http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u470/Pherenn/e72940e3-4cdc-4677-aa07-fe0e9ab95c33.jpg[/IMG][/URL] Pherenn, Phermin, Pherkeeper, Phertain, Pherhuntress, Pherhunter, Pherburg, and too many others to track. Lotro Featured Player 2011; If I can help you...ask.

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    (I've been having trouble with my enter key as well but only on IE)

    Nice to see it is already more than $1000 over last years total. Someone's gonna have to draw another lifetime in another $300 or so lol

 

 
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