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About TheLostSkeleton

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  • Birthday 06/06/1984

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    Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation

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  1. What are the pros and cons of Beam vs. Twitch? I've built a small followers base on Twitch, but the interface is kind of annoying on Xbox One and an update just dropped that better integrates Beam on that system.
  2. Mr. Skeleton and I bought our first 360 because of Mass Effect. Ah, the memories... I recently had a fresh Mass Effect adventure when the trilogy became backwards-compatible on Xbox One. Yeah, the combat for the first game feels pretty dated, but there's still nothing like Mass Effect. After all this time, I still maintain that the second game is the best RPG ever developed for consoles. It hit the sweet spot of satisfying combat, mature, thought-provoking story content, and just plain fun. It was the first game I ever unlocked 100% of Xbox achievements for including DLC achievements, because I enjoyed it that much. Less than 24 hours before I get to travel to Andromeda...
  3. It comes out tomorrow! I've been spoiler-free since November and am going to stream my whole first playthrough. I will definitely be haunting the multiplayer on XB1. Feel free to hit me up - I'm TheLostSkeleton on XBL - with a message that you're with Extra Life and I'll be happy to get some games in! Let's use this thread to share our SP/MP tips and tricks, sweet screenshots, what your Ryders look like, etc. And to just plain be excited.
  4. TL;DR I have no idea what I'm doing, send help! I broadcast directly from my Xbox One. No capture card. Literally all I do is click "Broadcast" in the Twitch app on XB1, and honestly, I kind of like it that way...but I'd like to spruce up my stream a bit as I'm starting to get followers. Can XB1 users make effective use of stuff like Nightbot and StreamPro? What are the pros and cons? I....really, really don't know what I'm doing when it comes to setting up more advanced stuff. Any and all (preferably detailed) advice (don't be afraid to spell it out, I'm a total noob) wanted!
  5. ^ It links to my page, I just can't change the alias to it. How strange!
  6. My traditional URL still pops up as being "in use" when I try to change the page alias.
  7. Any interest in some Destiny tonight? I'm down for strikes, raids, regular Crucible - anything but Trials, really.
  8. Shall we revive this topic? Always happy to play, I know all the raids and I do enjoy Crucible although I'm not particularly good at it. GT TheLostSkeleton. If you want to play, just be sure to message me and let me know you're from Extra Life so that I know it's not a random invite/spam/etc.
  9. I have figured out how to play the Dragon Age: Inquisition theme, and now I'm surfing Amazon for sheet music.
  10. This thread being more active lately made me realize that I hadn't posted! I guess it's about time, considering I've been here a while... I'm Elly, I'm Canadian, and 2017 marks my sixth year of Extra Life. I originally learned about it on a knitting forum (really) and thought "hey, that's something good I can do for my community", and couldn't think of a reason NOT here I am! I play for the Stollery Children's Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta. The Stollery serves not only Edmonton kids, but kids from across the province and across the country, with specialized services like a dedicated pediatric ER, a cardiac ICU, and a chronic pain management clinic. I don't have experience with them personally, as I moved to Edmonton as an adult and have no kids of my own, but I am and aunt and a godmother and I am glad to be able to support the Stollery in this way. Other stuff I like to do...I knit, I'm a classically-trained flautist, and I enjoy media of all sorts (games, movies, music, comics, visual arts). You can find me on Xbox Live as TheLostSkeleton playing multiplayer games like Destiny, Borderlands 2, Halo, and Mass Effect 3 - Andromeda's almost here, woot! - but if you want do that, just message me first saying you're from the EL forums as I don't accept party/game invites from Gamertags I don't recognize.
  11. It's too early to say if this results in increased support of Extra Life, but... Today I was doing some EL housekeeping for this year's event page and noticed that, at the end of 2016, my hospital had the pleasure of announcing an upgrade to their operating theater as a direct result of donations. So I wrote up a "here's a concrete way that you make a difference" email, including a link to the video about the new operating theater as well as a link to the hospital's most recent annual report. I also included information about the monthly donations option and an upcoming stream I'll be doing to get the fun started early this year. I know that when I donate to a charity, it's always nice to see where my money goes. So I encourage you to check out your hospital's website, or get in touch with their Extra Life rep, to see what's new and let people know that when they support Extra Life, they really do make a difference!
  12. This is my sixth year of Extra Life. My first year, I set a goal for $500, surpassed it, and each year so far I've raised more money than the last, up to a personal best of $1660 in 2016. I'm not on Facebook. I'm not on Twitter. I post something to YouTube about once a year, and I pretty much only stream on and near Extra Life game day. I'm introverted and I like my privacy; social media just isn't my thing. But the reason I keep on increasing my fundraising each year isn't just because I ask everyone I know (literally everyone I know - this year, my new music teacher and the restaurant I got my game day grub from both donated!). It's because I keep on forming new relationships - particularly, through multiplayer gaming on Xbox Live - and it is those people that I have some sort of relationship with who are eager to support Extra Life through my efforts. I've had no success when it comes to asking *total* strangers the way established streamers etc. do. This year, I do plan on streaming a bit more - I'd like to broadcast my first Mass Effect: Andromeda playthrough and hopefully raise some money there - but otherwise, my fundraising strategy is pretty low-key. But it works.
  13. Almost there!!! Today will be a frenzy of last-minute prep, such as firing up every single game I think I might want to play tomorrow to make sure there are no updates! (Our venue has asked that we do not download updates/patches during the event to save bandwidth.) I have a checklist.
  14. I have a loose plan based on when my XBL friends are awake and around. During the day, when there are folks to play with, I plan on playing/streaming some combination of Destiny, Halo MCC, and Borderlands 2. When all the sane people go to bed, I will play either Deus Ex: Mankind Divided or Skyrim.
  15. Registered, and super excited about this! It'll be weird not doing EL from the comfort of my own couch, but since I'm not on FB or Twitter I am really looking forward to meeting other Edmonton-area Extra Lifers.