What is Extra Life? It's gamers doing what they love best in order to raise money for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals across the US and Canada. (Don't fret -- if you aren't in the States, my chosen Hospital treats International children in need!) The charity effort lasts all year long, with a 24-hour marathon taking place each year. This year's marathon day is Saturday, November 7th.
Landroval PvMP 4 Extra Life: LOTRO Event Details
How do I participate?
Log in to LOTRO on Saturday, September 5th to join Freeps or Creeps on the Landroval server. Have fun! Away Shall Fade is leading for the Freeps; leadership TBD for the Creeps.
How do I earn a cosmetic pet or LOTRO points?
Donate at least $10 on this page during the event time and be sure to put "FREEP" or "CREEP" in the note area. Be sure to provide a valid, non-anonymous e-mail address -- this is where you'll receive your code after the event! The side with the most unique donor addresses (not dollar amount) will be declared the "winners." But really, every donor is a winner in my book for helping me be a hero for sick kids!
When will I receive my pet and/or points?
Cord was kind enough to provide codes for 100 LOTRO Points and the Tundra Cub cosmetic pet. I have a specific number of codes on-hand, but if I need more I'll need to reach out after the event. My goal is to have rewards out to everyone within a week!
Am I eligible for the other incentives on this page?
Absolutely! You could get yourself a cosmetic pet, LOTRO points, AND your own cameo in my LOTRO fanfic, LLVL!
2020 PERSONAL INCENTIVES
$10: Social Media Shout-Out
Every $10 donor will get a shout-out on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and my blog, so everyone knows you're helping me be a hero for the kids!
$25: Art Postcard (Gamer Reverie)
The first 100 people to donate $25 will get a custom Art Postcard with the Gamer Reverie blog logo and personalized message from me, thanking them for supporting Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.
Every $100 donor will have their name entered into a raffle for an Amazon Gift Card. The amount will be 10% of my final total of donations for 2020. So If you make this donation, tell all your friends to donate to raise the value of the gift card! The raffle will take place in January and the winner will be notified by e-mail.
COMMUNITY MILESTONE INCENTIVES
As with previous years, for every $100 I raise I will do something for everyone. This year, I decided since it's 2020 that I should be thinking about how to be a better gamer. So I present to you:
10 Steps to Better Gaming (Because Hindsight is 2020)
Each milestone is a game from one of the default game genres on Steam, starting with the genres I like... and ending with the ones I don't like. So the more you donate, the more I'm taken out of my comfort zone!
$100: Play a Casual Game (Sayonara Wild Hearts)
$200: Play an Indie Game (Starbound)
$300: Play an Adventure Game (Life Is Strange)
$400: Play an RPG Game (Shadowrun Returns)
$500: Play an Action Game (Hyper Light Drifter)
$600: Play a Massively Multiplayer Game (Warframe)
$700: Play a Strategy Game (Valkyria Chronicles)
$800: Play a Simulation Game (The Long Dark)
$900: Play a Racing Game (Burnout Paradise Remastered)
$1000: Play a Sports Game (Rocket League)
Stretch goals (MET!)
I will consume and blog about a variety of "elevenses" snacks that are common around the world, and maybe even dress like a hobbit.
$1200: lotro pOINTS GIVEAWAY ON dISCORD
Like the last two years, to say a big thank-you to the Away Shall Fade kinship on Landroval (who are always helpful), I'll do a giveaway through a bot on Discord and each winner can win a code for 100 LOTRO Points!
$1300: Thorin and company
In "The Hobbit," Thorin Oakenshield led a party of 13 in a quest to regain the lost Dwarven kingdom of the Lonely Mountain from the dragon Smaug. If we reach $1300, I will draw 13 different dragons and raffle them off!
For reaching a solid 14, I will attempt to play Fortnite. Best say a prayer for me now!
$1500: 15 Minutes of Fame
I will pick 4 games from different genres that were published in 2015 and play each for 15 minutes, then summarize them in a blog entry while being as tongue-in-cheek as possible. 9/19/20 Update: Games are: Cities: Skylines (simulation), Fairy Fencer F (RPG), Jotun: Valhalla Edition (action adventure), and There Came an Echo (strategy).
More Stretch Goals on the way:
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$3000: I Love You 3000
My NEW goal is $3,000 this year! For previous years I have eaten the world's hottest bar of chocolate, and made myself eat sushi (yuck!). What should I do this year? Let me know!
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