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    2017 Extra Life Marathon on LOTROstream and Donation Drive

    Extra Life 2017, Team LOTROstream, and October 13th-14th Marathon Livestream

    I will be coordinating my second year of fundraising for Extra Life, and wanted to provide information to any LOTRO players who would be interested in taking part in this charity event.

    On Friday, October 13th starting at 9:00pm Eastern (-4 GMT) until 11:59pm Eastern (-4 GMT) on Saturday, October 14th, we'll be hosting a LOTRO Extra Life Marathon on Twitch.tv/LOTROstream, and raising money during that time! LOTROstream team members will take turns playing the game and raising money for this important charity. We'd love it if you felt like stopping by and saying hello. This is a great way to celebrate Extra Life and hang out with other LOTRO players.

    You can read more information about Extra Life, a nonprofit organization that raises money for Children's Miracle Network affiliated hospitals, by clicking here.

    To donate to Team LOTROstream: http://www.extra-life.org/team/LOTROstream

    To find my donation page: http://www.extra-life.org/participant/jerrysnook

    To sign up for Extra Life, if you want to raise money yourself: http://www.extra-life.org/

    I have set a personal goal of raising $3,000 for the Boston Children's Hospital, and have set a $5,000 goal for Team LOTROstream overall. Since the LOTRO development team is based in the Boston area, this hospital made sense, although you are welcome to donate to any member of Team LOTROstream, and the money will go to the Children's Hospital they have designated.

    Incentives

    If you donate at least $5, you will be entered into the various drawings that are unlocked by Team LOTROstream reaching certain milestones. If you donate to me or another Team LOTROstream member, it counts!

    There's one important thing, though: Extra Life doesn't provide me with enough info to match your donation to a forum/LOTRO community name, and I don't get donation info you donate to other team members, so if you donate and want to get a prize, you MUST fill out the following info and PM it to me on the forums here:

    The name you used for your donation:
    Forum name (or Twitter handle, etc.):
    Amount Donated:
    Date of Donation (if you know it):

    Without further ado, here are the incentives!

    Group incentives:

    $1000 - Ten 500 LOTRO Point codes and ten Hero of the Small Folk Title codes will be randomly distributed to people who donate at least $5 to the fundraising effort through a random-number-generated drawing.
    $2000 - Ten more 500 LOTRO Point and ten more Hero of the Small Folk codes will be randomly distributed to folks who donate $5+.
    $3000 - Ten more 500 LOTRO Point and ten Ghost Bear codes will be randomly distributed to folks who donate $5+.
    $4000 - Ten more 500 LOTRO Point and ten Ghost Bear codes will be randomly distributed to folks who donate $5+.
    $5000 - We've hit our goal! If we reach this goal, we will be giving away FIVE Mordor Collector's Edition codes! The winners will be drawn through a random-number-generator, and anyone who has donated at least $5 and has submitted their information to me through a private message on the forums here will be eligible to win.

    Individual incentives:

    $5 - Forum Title of your choice, within the community guidelines. PM me with your desired choice. If you already have a custom title, I can add another!
    $10 - Custom Forum Avatar - Let me know what you want your avatar to be, and I'll do my best to make it happen.
    $20 - In-Game Hero of the Small Folk title.
    $30 - Ghost Bear pet certificates: I will mail you up to three Ghost Bear certificates to various characters you'd like on whatever server(s) you want.

    NOTE: If you don't want either a Hero of the Small Folk title, or a Ghost Bear certificate, perhaps because you already have them, I can also exchange those incentives for an equal number of Perlino Steed certificates.

    $100 - I will be honored to hang out with you and/or your Kin in-game. While there are certain rules I cannot break (things that hurt the game world, giving out loot, leveling people up, etc. - mostly common sense stuff), I will be able to give away a couple of things, and I will of course be open to any and all Q&A.

    All incentives are cumulative, so if you donate $30, you also get the benefits of the lower tiers. I will be taking donations through the end of November. I will do my best to meet up with your kin sometime in 2018. Make sure to follow up with me through Private Message so we can set a date and time.

    Also, last year was kind of crazy, what with the transition to Standing Stone Games and me getting extremely busy. If I owe you a meetup from last year and failed to deliver, get in touch with me and I'll do my best to make it happen.

    The LOTRO community has long been among the most supportive of Extra Life, and we are set to have a lot of fun this year! Thank you for your donation, however large or small it may be.

    Sincerely,
    Jerry Snook
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    Awesome you are raising awareness for such a good cause! Great to see that LotRO's excellent community translates to so many kind and giving people :)
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    Calendar link for the event

    Here is the link to the schedule for the LOTROStream channel, and if you browse friday and saturday you can check out which streamer is streaming on the different times!

    https://goo.gl/G6vdWk


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    In for $30.

    (...and bump)

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    I'll be that guy... any chance of handing out rewards from past years? I missed getting the snowflake tundra cub and other goodies from the 2014 marathon. Would take a hard look at a $50 donation if I could pull those in. Thanks and good luck with your goal!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vilan View Post
    I'll be that guy... any chance of handing out rewards from past years? I missed getting the snowflake tundra cub and other goodies from the 2014 marathon. Would take a hard look at a $50 donation if I could pull those in. Thanks and good luck with your goal!
    Seconded! I would like to be able to get the snowflake tundra cub.

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    Question @ Cordovan....

    I donated in a previous year (can't remember which, 2014 probably) and received an account-wide Hero of the Small Folks title, account-wide Tundra Cub, and account-wide Ghost Bear....

    What are the possibilities for offering something new for those who have donated in the past? It would surely help to maximize the amount of donations! I'll donate either way because it is a good cause.... But it doesn't seem like the same incentives should be offered from year to year.

    Offer a ghost cat this year And a ghost pig next year, and a ghost chicken the year after, etc, etc..... you'll continue to rake in the donations from year to year!
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    Quote Originally Posted by maartena View Post
    Question @ Cordovan....

    I donated in a previous year (can't remember which, 2014 probably) and received an account-wide Hero of the Small Folks title, account-wide Tundra Cub, and account-wide Ghost Bear....

    What are the possibilities for offering something new for those who have donated in the past? It would surely help to maximize the amount of donations! I'll donate either way because it is a good cause.... But it doesn't seem like the same incentives should be offered from year to year.

    Offer a ghost cat this year And a ghost pig next year, and a ghost chicken the year after, etc, etc..... you'll continue to rake in the donations from year to year!
    I appreciate that some of these items are getting a bit well used, but I haven't been able to get the dev time carved out to make new stuff, sorry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cordovan View Post
    I appreciate that some of these items are getting a bit well used, but I haven't been able to get the dev time carved out to make new stuff, sorry.
    In previous years also The Wise, The Sociable and the Celebratory titles were among incentives of Extra Life. Probably you could add those to the current incentives so players could choose the title?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phindecano View Post
    In previous years also The Wise, The Sociable and the Celebratory titles were among incentives of Extra Life. Probably you could add those to the current incentives so players could choose the title?
    I will have to look into these in the future, but I have been able to get some Perlino Steed codes as well, so for folks who donate at least $20 to get a Hero of the Small Folk title, or $30 for up to three Ghost Bear codes, can exchange them for an equal number of Steed codes if they would prefer.
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    Great initiative as always, already marked at Kin Calendar! Lets hope we beat last year! All for a good cause
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cordovan View Post
    I will have to look into these in the future, but I have been able to get some Perlino Steed codes as well, so for folks who donate at least $20 to get a Hero of the Small Folk title, or $30 for up to three Ghost Bear codes, can exchange them for an equal number of Steed codes if they would prefer.
    I already have the Ghost Bear from last years Extra Life and I also got the Perlino and Cremello Steeds from a friend who attended at the german Gamescom... but if you by chance find any Tundra Bear Cub codes that you could offer for donating please let me know.

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    Thank you all for doing this.

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    Glad to donate for a good cause!! in for $30.00
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    THANK YOU! Our Extra Life Marathon on Twitch has been fantastic, and continues until Midnight Eastern tonight. Thanks to everyone's generosity, we have officially hit our $5,000 goal! See the first post in this thread to see what the incentives are, and what the milestones are that have been unlocked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amerya View Post
    I already have the Ghost Bear from last years Extra Life and I also got the Perlino and Cremello Steeds from a friend who attended at the german Gamescom... but if you by chance find any Tundra Bear Cub codes that you could offer for donating please let me know.
    Yes, I have a limited number of Tundra Bear codes. If you'd rather have that instead of the Steed or Ghost Bears, I can make that happen.
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    Congratulations to you all for getting the 5000 dollar mark.. Job well done people.

    Also Donated $30 , Got the title and have sent Cord an PM !!
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    $10 - Custom Forum Avatar - Let me know what you want your avatar to be, and I'll do my best to make it happen.
    Is this something we can create ourselves? Like, can I take an actual screenshot of my main character and size it properly to forum requirements?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChromiteSwiftpaw View Post
    Is this something we can create ourselves? Like, can I take an actual screenshot of my main character and size it properly to forum requirements?
    Sure, no problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cordovan View Post
    Sure, no problem.
    Then I would like to have this as my avatar :



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    After we send the PM to you Cordovan, will you contact us at some point or are we supposed to put which characters we want the incentives to go to in the PM? Same with the forum title and avatar. I'm new to this kinda of thing lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rahvanox View Post
    After we send the PM to you Cordovan, will you contact us at some point or are we supposed to put which characters we want the incentives to go to in the PM? Same with the forum title and avatar. I'm new to this kinda of thing lol.
    Yes, I will be replying to the PM sent to me to follow up on any incentives. I'm doing this off-hours, and have a couple hundred PMs to work through, so it might take a bit, but I'll get it done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cordovan View Post
    Yes, I will be replying to the PM sent to me to follow up on any incentives. I'm doing this off-hours, and have a couple hundred PMs to work through, so it might take a bit, but I'll get it done.
    Take your time mate.. You are a busy guy.. Just keep on the good work

    PS is it normal that I have to login everytime I am here.. It is a bit annoying
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    I've been super busy (I work for the Red Cross here in Finland) but charity work is very close to my heart. Is it still possible to make donations?

 

 
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