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Team ArenaNet and Extra Life 2018

We are excited to announce that Team ArenaNet is participating in Extra Life for the second year in a row!

I want to start with huge thanks to the 50 ArenaNet employees who are giving their time to make this happen, both on livestream and behind the scenes. So many people from different teams stepped up as livestreamers, production and tech assistants, and chat helpers/moderators, and they deserve a big round of applause.

I also want to highlight the awesome news that ArenaNet is partnered with Extra Life this year as a Superteam! What this means, among other things, is that we can now host Sub Teams.

You're all invited to be a part of Team ArenaNet, but if you would rather create your own team with your friends, family, guild, raid team, or anyone you like, you can do that and still be part of the ArenaNet Superteam! All of your fundraising will still go toward the Children's Miracle Network hospitals you choose and toward your own team goals, but you'll also be a part of the ArenaNet Superteam overall total and your team/team members will appear in the leaderboards on our Superteam page.

A note: You're invited to join our team no matter what games you're playing for Extra Life–of course we'd love it if you choose Guild Wars or Guild Wars 2 for part or all of your game day event, but any gaming you do is in support of Children's Miracle Network hospitals and we support you in that!

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  • @DakotaCoty.5721 said:
    I'll be streaming Bless Online for that massive audience they have.

    Any game you choose in support of Extra Life, the money you raise goes straight to help little ones with life-threatening illnesses and injuries–I'm sure they and their families will be grateful for your support!

    A little background: A Children's Miracle Network hospital cared for my son briefly when he was a toddler and my husband and I were scared parents who didn't know what was wrong with our child. (He's fine now, yay!) The same hospital saw my three-year-old niece through her battle with cancer. She lost that battle at the age of four, but she was a little fighter and Children's Miracle Network cared for her and her parents in every way possible while she was fighting. Thanks to events like Extra Life, the tragedy wasn't made even harder on her family by crushing medical bills.

    TL;DR: Thank you and everyone who participates, from the bottom of my heart, no matter what game you choose. <3

  • @Rubi Bayer.8493 said:

    @DakotaCoty.5721 said:
    I'll be streaming Bless Online for that massive audience they have.

    Any game you choose in support of Extra Life, the money you raise goes straight to help little ones with life-threatening illnesses and injuries–I'm sure they and their families will be grateful for your support!

    A little background: A Children's Miracle Network hospital cared for my son briefly when he was a toddler and my husband and I were scared parents who didn't know what was wrong with our child. (He's fine now, yay!) The same hospital saw my three-year-old niece through her battle with cancer. She lost that battle at the age of four, but she was a little fighter and Children's Miracle Network cared for her and her parents in every way possible while she was fighting. Thanks to events like Extra Life, the tragedy wasn't made even harder on her family by crushing medical bills.

    TL;DR: Thank you and everyone who participates, from the bottom of my heart, no matter what game you choose. <3

    Hey Rubi, I was trolling in my first post, Guild Wars 2 always has me coming back - sentimentally I met my now-fiance on GW1 so it's very hard to give up. I'll happily follow and support a cause to help organisations that help children.

    As a patient in the UK, we thankfully don't have to worry about medical bills but the woe is understood from countries who do not have universalised health care - if it wasn't for our NHS, my transplant probably wouldn't have happened when I was a baby.

    I'm fortunate enough to see a game I am passionate about, that's always here, take part in a charity event like this. I'm also sorry to hear about the loss of your niece.

  • Linken.6345Linken.6345 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Just to be extra clear here, is this thing only for usa players or can the whole world participate?

  • People around the world can and do join in every year! Extra Life has been going strong for ten years now, and gaming communities from all over the globe step up and play games to help these kids on game day.

  • Linken.6345Linken.6345 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Rubi Bayer.8493 said:
    People around the world can and do join in every year! Extra Life has been going strong for ten years now, and gaming communities from all over the globe step up and play games to help these kids on game day.

    Just wanted to know since the blog post mentioned prices, usualy thats reserved for the usa people.

  • @Linken.6345 said:

    @Rubi Bayer.8493 said:
    People around the world can and do join in every year! Extra Life has been going strong for ten years now, and gaming communities from all over the globe step up and play games to help these kids on game day.

    Just wanted to know since the blog post mentioned prices, usualy thats reserved for the usa people.

    Ahh, gotcha. Well, we will be following our usual Twitch giveaway legal rules, posted here. Point one reads "The selection of the winners will be made among all eligible entrants worldwide. The prizes are allocated to the winners which have been selected on a worldwide basis".

  • We're one week out from this event and I just dropped an update on our Team ArenaNet page.

    TL;DR: We've increased our donation matching funds, added a pile of in-game gifts and buffs in support of us reaching our donation goal, and posted the full livestreaming schedule. Visit the link to see which devs are livestreaming, what content they're playing, and how supporting Children's Miracle Network could get you some in-game rewards!

  • While I probably won't be playing alot of the game next Caturday, I WILL be helping out myself. Gonna play the Tomb Raider Trilogy from start to finish since they recently added Tomb Raider Legend and Anniversary to the backwards compatibility list on the Xbone (I'M SO HAPPY!!!!!) I hope everyone can help out in their own way again this year and remember to have fun!!!

  • As a long time (relatively quiet) member of the GW & GW2 communities, I have to say one of the best things about this community and of ANet is their commitment to give back, and do good in the world at large. This is my first year participating for Team ArenaNet in Extra Life. It's a wonderful cause, and although I'm not sure I'll be able to play for 24 hours, I'll at least make a dent in finishing the last two PoF masteries I've let languish for too long. :) Given the current state of the world, it feels good to be able to do something positive. Thanks to all of you at ANet, and to my fellow gamers for your participation!

  • That's the one! Thank you so much for joining and donating. <3 We're less than four days away from the start and I'm incredibly excited about this--I can't wait for you all to see everything we've got in store in support of Children's Miracle Network!

  • We're only one day out! (Technically 26 hours and 20 minutes) We just posted a full update on all of our plans and some of what we've got in store for giveaways. Only some--we don't want to give EVERYTHING away. :)

    I also want to drop a quick thank you to the GW2 community, because our event hasn't even started yet and we've already passed the 10% mark of our $25,000 goal! I'm eagerly looking forward to hitting that $25k mark and sitting down to drop the $25k matching donation to Children's Miracle Network. Thank you ALL SO MUCH for getting us a big head start!

  • JustTrogdor.7892JustTrogdor.7892 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2, 2018

    I'm looking forward to this and will watch the streams when I can. I very much enjoyed it last year. Will there be anyone getting their heads shaved again this year? Maybe getting a tattoo or something? ;)

  • @JustTrogdor.7892 said:
    I'm looking forward to this and will watch the streams when I can. I very much enjoyed it last year. Will there be anyone getting their heads shaved again this year? Maybe getting a tattoo or something? ;)

    A shiny new set of clippers was delivered to the office yesterday. Whether or not they get used is up to you all. :D

  • Well, you all are up early!
    Best of luck with the event! =)

  • Haleydawn.3764Haleydawn.3764 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Rubi Bayer.8493 said:

    @JustTrogdor.7892 said:
    I'm looking forward to this and will watch the streams when I can. I very much enjoyed it last year. Will there be anyone getting their heads shaved again this year? Maybe getting a tattoo or something? ;)

    A shiny new set of clippers was delivered to the office yesterday. Whether or not they get used is up to you all. :D

    Do iiiiiiiit.
    I shaved all my hair off back in February, you really learn to love yourself when you’ve no hair to hide behind. I’d recommend every woman try it atleast once.

    The above was written as part of an attempt to waste time.

  • @Inculpatus cedo.9234 said:
    Well, you all are up early!
    Best of luck with the event! =)

    We are six hours and six minutes away from start. My to do list is ...yikes.

  • I know the event will be a success. You always do great work, Rubi! <3

  • JustTrogdor.7892JustTrogdor.7892 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Event is starting now. :D

  • We are live on Twitch! Bobby and Clayton are up right now, and they're eating hot peppers and hot sauce for donations.

    You've already gotten us well past $5,000 in donations. Fun fact: $5,000 is enough to cover a chemotherapy treatment or a heart monitor for a child at a Children's Miracle Network hospital, and you all just did that! Head to https://www.extra-life.org/arenanet to keep the donation train rolling!

  • JustTrogdor.7892JustTrogdor.7892 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Poor Clayton and Bobby eating a lot of hot peppers.

  • JustTrogdor.7892JustTrogdor.7892 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2, 2018

    Up to over 8k in donations so far. Just said if they reach 9k in the next hour preview of new PvP maps

  • Haleydawn.3764Haleydawn.3764 Member ✭✭✭✭

    11k they'll tease new Conquest map.

    The above was written as part of an attempt to waste time.

  • Dante.1763Dante.1763 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @JustTrogdor.7892 said:
    Up to over 8k in donations so far. Just said if they reach 9k in the next hour preview of new PvP maps

    @Haleydawn.3764 said:
    11k they'll tease new Conquest map.

    Thats some impressive teasing going on xD

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    Why Guild Wars is called Guild Wars

  • YEAH! THANK YOU Guild Wars 2 community!

  • Dante.1763Dante.1763 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Rubi Bayer.8493 said:

    YEAH! THANK YOU Guild Wars 2 community!

    Whooo!!!!

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    Why Guild Wars is called Guild Wars

  • JustTrogdor.7892JustTrogdor.7892 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2, 2018

    @Dante.1763 said:

    @JustTrogdor.7892 said:
    Up to over 8k in donations so far. Just said if they reach 9k in the next hour preview of new PvP maps

    @Haleydawn.3764 said:
    11k they'll tease new Conquest map.

    Thats some impressive teasing going on xD

    For the children! I've been impressed how fast the donations have been rolling in so far. About 2k raised in an hour for the PvP teasers, so now at over 11k in donations. Glad to see the real world generosity from GW2 players. This is one of my favorite GW2 events since I followed it last year. Don't think I'll make it the full 24 hours of viewing, might need a few hours of sleep. :D

  • Dante.1763Dante.1763 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @JustTrogdor.7892 said:

    @Dante.1763 said:

    @JustTrogdor.7892 said:
    Up to over 8k in donations so far. Just said if they reach 9k in the next hour preview of new PvP maps

    @Haleydawn.3764 said:
    11k they'll tease new Conquest map.

    Thats some impressive teasing going on xD

    For the children! I've been impressed how fast the donations have been rolling in so far. About 2k raised in an hour, so now at over 11k in donations. Glad to see the real world generosity from GW2 players.

    its 24 hours right? saddly cant donate atm due to banks being closed. :(

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    Why Guild Wars is called Guild Wars

  • JustTrogdor.7892JustTrogdor.7892 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2, 2018

    @Dante.1763 said:
    its 24 hours right? saddly cant donate atm due to banks being closed. :(

    Yes 24 hours. You can still support by viewing when you can and maybe take part in the twitch chat. Part of it is the community enjoying the streams. :D

  • OutOfOrder.3719OutOfOrder.3719 Member ✭✭✭
    edited November 2, 2018

    If only specific gemstore purchases counted towards this event, the gaming population would be more inclined to donate.

    For example, 800 gem purchase of revive orbs, would give you 10 orbs and would be donated to actual "event".

    Or 2100 gem purchase for 25 black lion keys would give a $20 donation for the time of the promotion.

    That way the people who donate actually receive an item immediately and more revenue would be generated for the time of the event !

  • Dante.1763Dante.1763 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @OutOfOrder.3719 said:
    If only specific gemstore purchases counted towards this event, the gaming population would be more inclined to donate.

    For example, 800 gem purchase of revive orbs, would give you 10 orbs and would be donated to actual "event".

    Or 2100 gem purchase for 25 black lion keys would give a $20 donation for the time of the promotion.

    That way the people who donate actually receive an item immediately and more revenue would be generated for the time of the event !

    At that point it not donating though, i mean i get the concept, World of Tanks does similiar things with musuems and such, and i usually always buy a really expensive tank package, but this is something a little more impactful.

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    Why Guild Wars is called Guild Wars

  • OutOfOrder.3719OutOfOrder.3719 Member ✭✭✭
    edited November 3, 2018

    It's a purchase to Arena net and they would then donate to the Life event promotion.

    I'm not saying all gemstore purchases should be eligible, just a few select items for the 2 day promotion.

  • JustTrogdor.7892JustTrogdor.7892 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited November 3, 2018

    Over 13k raised so far. This is going well. :D

    Follow along with the twitch feed. Enjoy watching devs play and fun chat:

    https://www.twitch.tv/guildwars2/

    Donate if you want:

    https://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.team&teamID=41864

    Let's keep this going for a great cause!

  • Eloc Freidon.5692Eloc Freidon.5692 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I heard that after watching the stream we'll get an in game mail. How do we link our Twitch account to our GW2 account because otherwise that would be impossible.

  • @Eloc Freidon.5692 said:
    I heard that after watching the stream we'll get an in game mail. How do we link our Twitch account to our GW2 account because otherwise that would be impossible.

    Here are the details. The in-game mail is not linked to your Twitch account. But it IS linked to how much we raise for Children's Miracle Network hospitals! You can donate here. #ForTheKids

  • If you didn't get the initial in-game mail about this event, try deleting all your in-game mail and picking up all items and Gold from the TP.

    Good luck.

  • JustTrogdor.7892JustTrogdor.7892 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Almost 15k raised so far.

  • JustTrogdor.7892JustTrogdor.7892 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited November 3, 2018

    Almost 18k now in donations, amazing. Going to stay on long enough to watch James have his beard shaved for hitting the 17k mark, then bed. This stuff is fun to watch. I suggest everyone check it out.

  • eduardo.1436eduardo.1436 Member ✭✭✭

    ummmmmm quick question: If we reach the $33,000 super team goal we get the Endless Hero-Tron golem tonic?

  • Linken.6345Linken.6345 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Nah aint it 35k donation anet dubble the 25k max and we need 60k total.

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