Guild Leadership
Orange County, CA
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Everything posted by Herbertsmart

  1. Playerunknown's Battlegrounds

    Yo Romper Man, shoot me a message via Discord about PUBG. I've been considering it. Cheers bud! -Dean
  2. OC Guild, we've been invited to develop an event at ESports Battleground in Moreno Valley. https://esportsbattleground.com/ Aug-Sept. time frame. Lets get some ideas circulating and do our part to represent Extra Life!
  3. Looking for volunteer Guild members at E3 2017

    I believe Aaron and Shelley are part of the Just Us League of Awesome https://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.team&teamID=33497 I'll PING Ralph, Frank, and James to see if they have set up fundraising pages yet.
  4. Marathon Day Debate 2017

    OC is still planning a public event like last year's marathon at KO Gaming Lounge. We are in the process of finding a new venue as our home base of Esports Arena is booked and KO has closed. We will keep you guys posted on any progress in case you want to partner up again this year.
  5. Guild Location Demographics

    I added myself just to let ya know I'm available to assist when possible!
  6. Where do you Hold Your Meetings?

    The OC Guild has been rotating meeting locations for quite a while now and it seems to be working well. The main reasons for rotating our meeting locations are 1) our members are spread out geographically and mixing up the venue allows meetings to be closer to home for everyone at some point in the rotation, and 2) we are scouting for a new venue to host our Game Day 24 hr marathon. This process has had a few unintended benefits as well; we've met a lot of new people and businesses that are interested in supporting the Extra Life Cause, and I feel it is helping keep Guild Members interested in attending monthly meetings. Even I get excited when we are meeting at a venue I've never been to before. Off the top of my head here are several of the places we have held meetings at over the past year: CHOC Children's Hospital http://www.choc.org/ Esports Arena https://www.esportsarena.com/ Game Master's https://www.facebook.com/GameMasterLagunaHills/ KO Gaming Lounge https://www.facebook.com/kogaminglounge/ My personal home PLAYLive Nation https://playlivenation.com/
  7. Everything FALLOUT 4!

    Thanks Battery_H! I thought I had recovered all the star cores and installed them, but could never get the elevator operational. Oh well, not a big deal I started over on a second play through on Survival difficulty. It's gonna be a looooooooong time before I get back to the DLC content again, game is brutally hard now, such a different gaming experience.
  8. ELOC July Guild Meeting

    ELOC July Guild meeting Wed. July 19th 6:30pm PlayLive Nation, Fullerton 581 North Commonwealth Ave. Fullerton, CA 92831 https://playlivenation.com/location/fullerton/ Join us to see what the OC Guild is up to and help plan upcoming events!
  9. July Guild Meeting

    ELOC July Guild meeting Wed. July 19th 6:30pm PlayLive Nation, Fullerton 581 North Commonwealth Ave. Fullerton, CA 92831 https://playlivenation.com/location/fullerton/ Join us to see what the OC Guild is up to and help plan upcoming events!
  10. E3 2017!!!!!

    E3 E3 E3 E3!!!!! We are partnering with Extra Life Corporate, and the Los Angeles Guild to staff the Extra Life booth at E3! If you are interested in volunteering fill out and submit the form linked here: https://goo.gl/forms/pExdH3NbX1R2FE0F2 ... The application will be active for 10 days, final schedule will be done by 5/22 and you will be notified shortly thereafter of your shift. For volunteering you will receive a complimentary E3 badge that will give you access into the convention for the week, as well as an exclusive Extra Life t-shirt to wear during your shift. Corporate has also reserved us a couple of hotel rooms to help accommodate any volunteers working shifts on multiple days. Contact me if you have any questions. thanks! -Dean
  11. E3 2017!!!!!

    E3 starts tomorrow, come say hi at the Extra Life booth in the South Hall Lobby!!!
  12. Extra Life + 16 Bit Bar and Arcade

    Hope this was a great success! Looks like a cool venue.
  13. E3 2017

    The OC Guild is partnering with the National office and the LA Guild to host a booth at E3 this year! Stop by and visit us in the South Hall Lobby if you are attending the show.
  14. Guild Feedback Survey!

    He are some of the biggest challenges I foresee as the Guild program continues to evolve: 1) Feedback for Hospitals. Getting tools/support from Hospital or National in a timely manner is an issue. We have struggled to get fliers and PR materials updated with current Extra Life numbers/data. These requests are often sent back to the requesting party to generate the needed materials themselves. Requests for info/data and questions to National go unanswered for extended periods of time. The turn-around time for printed materials from our Hospital is cumbersome and we are squandering a limited supply of SWAG incentive items to try and last through another year. As a volunteer and guild leader these issues make our jobs more difficult and "less fun". 2) Feedback for National. The Community Hub is ineffective period. I understand the goal in centralizing EL Communications, however it just hasn't worked. Our other social media accounts (Facebook, Discord) consistently reach a greater audience and elicit more interactions than the Community Hub does. EL should continue to explore other options to enhance the Community Hub and experiment with alternatives as well. 3) Key Takeaways. Expand Guild's core function? I think many Guilds (including my own) already struggle with the current core functions of Recruitment and Brand Messaging. I feel that adding additional responsibilities may dilute our effectiveness even further. 4) Guilds 2.0. New Leadership Structure? I'm not too sure it matters what their titles are or how many ways you divide the responsibilities, most Guilds will continue to struggle to fill these leadership roles. Since the inception of our Guild, most leadership posts have changed over 3-4 times. I agree that new leadership is vital for energy and new perspective, but constant turn-over doesn't send a good message and can cause confusion and attrition. My suggestion would be to develop guild leader/member retention programs. 5) Key Takeaways/Guilds 2.0. Formal internal recognition/award program? I can see this having some value in incentivizing Guild participation. However, I think it would be a shame if this took away resources that could be used elsewhere. This may look like a list of complaints, but I hope it is interpreted as objective criticism to spur positive change. I currently don't have a lot of concrete ideas on how to address these issues but I'd be happy to participate in brainstorming/planning sessions moving forward.
  15. E3 2017!!!!!

    Check your email!! I sent out notifications to Volunteers who were selected for E3 just a few mins ago. Send any questions you may have my way and I'll get the answers from corporate. thanks! -Dean
  16. Coin-op arcades/pinball

    I'm a first year Extra Life participant and plan to spend a good portion of my 24 hrs. on coin-op arcade and pinball machines. Just wanted to see if anyone else will be and if so will you be playing from a personal home collection or out in the wild at public locations? I'll be doing some of both during my marathon.
  17. Coin-op arcades/pinball

    Hosted the OC Guild to play some arcades and pinballs!
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  21. OC Guild Game Night

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  22. I know one of the show organizers (Preston Burt). Please tell him, "Herbertsmart/Dean from the KLOV forums says hello"!
  23. Everything FALLOUT 4!

    Long shot, but here goes . . . I'm finally completing the Nuka World DLC for Fallout 4. I'm stuck and need help. Don't want to look it up on youtube or a fan site as that will spoil too much for me. I can't get the Power Armor out of the glass cylinder where you install all the star cores in the Nuka World Galaxy Zone. I don't know what to do, and there is no way I can just leave a cool set of Power Armor just sitting there Thanks for any help!
  24. May Guild Game Night

    Come hang with Extra Lifers! Eat, Drink, Play Games!!! Sat. May 20th 5pm - ??? 7023 Victoria Ave. Riverside, CA 92506 I've got 25-ish arcade machines and 4 pinball machines to satisfy your retro gaming fix. I can set up a TV or 2 if anyone wants to bring a console, and there will be room for tabletop games as well. **A sign-up sheet will be available soon to bring food items and games. ** RSVP here or to Dean at: oc4extralife@gmail.com** ** No parking on Victoria Ave. Park behind the house on Harvest Ln. and come in the back gate ** Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/301015003662531/ Guild Calendar Event: http://community.extra-life.org/calendar/event/1318-may-guild-game-night/